Hockey Players Are Mean

Why it’s tough to be a referee during the Holiday Season

There is no Santa - Hockey Players Are Mean

Stress management for hockey players and referees

Canada is hockey. - Mike Weir

Hockey is a tough game. - Bobby Orr

Thank God kids never mean well. - Lily Tomlin

People on the streets are ready for hockey. - Eric Lindros

Some guys play hockey. Gretzky plays 40-mph chess. - Lowell Cohn

There are tones of voices that mean more than words. - Robert Frost

Figure skaters have awful perceptions of hockey players. - Kristi Yamaguchi

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on? - George Carlin

For me, baseball is more comparable to chess than it is to hockey. - Jeff Garlin

Ambition hath no mean, it is either upon all fours or upon tiptoes. - George Savile

Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end? - Tom Stoppard

Stress is an important dragon to slay - or at least tame - in your life. - Marilu Henner

My goal was to play in the NHL, because that is the best hockey in the world. - Jaromir Jagr

When you think of hockey, when you think of Canada, you think of Wayne Gretzky. - Joe Sakic

Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy. - Unknown

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. - William James

I'm not Irish. Just because I have red hair doesn't mean I'm a lucky charm. - Rebecca Mader

I'm not a hockey fan, which is probably why I had to leave Canada in the first place. - Ryan Reynolds

I never looked at hockey as work. Now that I'd finished playing, I had to go to work. - Bobby Orr

Canadian hockey fans... They boo me every time I go anywhere. Because I play for Team USA. - Brett Hull

I like ice hockey. No one is ever going to ask me to write about that as a metaphor for life. - Steven Pinker

The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska. Now Santa Claus is missing. - Steven Wright

Hockey players wear numbers because you can't always identify the body with dental records. - Unknown

It's our experience that political leaders don't always mean the opposite of what they say. - Abba Eban

Field hockey is my strongest sport, and if I lose a game, I take a long, hot bath and moan about it. - Emma Watson

You do not play hockey for good seasons. You play to win the Stanley Cup. It has to be the objective. - Guy Lafleur

The cards you hold in the game of life mean very little - it's the way you play them that counts. - Unknown

But she was going to beat - she was favored to win - and she got schlonged, she lost, I mean she lost. - Donald Trump

Don't depend on anyone else to toot your horn. I mean, do you really want their lips on it, anyway? - Faydra D. Fields

We used to go around tipping outhouses over, or turning over corn shocks on Halloween. Anything to be mean. - Loretta Lynn

The best thing I've ever done? Well, I've created four beautiful children. You mean, other than that? - Donald Trump

I'm owned by the people. I mean, I'm telling you, I'm no angel, but I'm gonna do right by them. - Donald Trump

Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've done before. - Bonnie Blair

Just because I have rice on my clothes doesn't mean I've been to a wedding. A Chinese man threw up on me. - Phyllis Diller

Transformation also means looking for ways to stop pushing yourself so hard professionally or inviting so much stress. - Gail Sheehy

When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them. - Karen E. Quinones Miller

Hockey on roller skates is like MMA in a bounce house: the elements are there, but the medium makes the whole thing ridiculous. - David Walton

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. - Shirley Temple

When it comes to hockey, it's been in my blood since I was 3 or 4 years old. I love coaching the kids, especially at that level. - Mario Lemieux

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. - John Leonard

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