Here are some "opinions" when it comes to the sport of Hockey...
"Hockey"s a funny game. You have to prove yourself every shift, every game. It"s not up to anybody else. You have to take pride in yourself." ~Paul Coffey
"Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive."
"A puck is a hard rubber disc that hockey players strike when they can"t hit one another." ~Jimmy Cannon
"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept." ~Doug Larson
"Half the game is mental; the other half is being mental." ~Jim McKenny
"Some guys play hockey. Gretzky plays 40mph chess." ~Lowell Cohn, Sportswriter
"I have been practising since I was 4 or 5 years old, but that wasn't really practice. I was just having fun.... I just loved to play hockey." ~ Sidney Crosby
"I had to play the same style all the way through. I couldn't beat people with my strength; I don't have a hard shot; I'm not the quickest skater in the league. My eyes and my mind have to do most of the work." ~ Wayne Gretzky
"The only way a kid is going to practise is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me." ~ Wayne Gretzky
"When I broke into professional hockey at 17 I was told that I was too small and too slow and I wouldn't make the NHL. Now it's kind of flip-flopped and the sense is I can't be a good coach because I was a great athlete." ~ Wayne Gretzky
"You'll never catch me bragging about goals, but I'll talk all you want about my assists." ~ Wayne Gretzky
(About hockey) "I don't think any one person will ever be bigger than the game." ~ Wayne Gretzky
(About winning the Stanley Cup) "You know, I've held women and babies and jewels and money, but nothing will ever feel as good as holding that Cup." ~ Wayne Gretzky
"Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too." ~ Angela Ruggiero
"It would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup, which should be held, from year to year, by the champion hockey club of the Dominion." ~ Lord Stanley