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This helps to explain the lasting appeal of hockey to Canadians,
and its rapid expansion in popularity in the U.S.

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Canada is hockey. - Mike Weir

Hockey's my favorite sport. - Denis Leary

Hockey is the original extreme sport. - Tom Ward

Outdoor hockey is what it is all about. - Paul Coffey

Hockey is figure skating in a war zone. - Unknown

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

Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring. - Nelson Algren

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

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out. - Rodney Dangerfield

Isn't it wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago. - Dan Quayle

Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical. - Wayne Gretzky

Hockey seems completely lawless and, therefore, inexplicably sexy. - Rachel Nichols

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

The greatest hockey player who ever lived: Bobby Orr, and I love him. - Donald S. Cherry

My wife likes the hockey smell because it's the smell of a warrior. - David Walton

I didn't realize it was October until I saw the Chicago Cubs choking. - Jay Leno

I love hockey because of the respect for history and for the game itself. - George Vecsey

People know me from a hockey game, from an earthquake, from the O.J case. - Al Michaels

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

I still have my teeth. I don't want to lose them at age 61 in some hockey game. - Jim Flaherty

My wife likes to talk on the phone during sex. She called me from Chicago last night. - Rodney Dangerfield

I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross and rollerblading and hockey. - Jeremy London

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

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

I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles. - Mark Messier

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

We can make fun of hockey fans, but someone who enjoys Homer is indulging the same kind of vicarious bloodlust. - Steven Pinker

I played basketball in high school, and I love watching sports - I'll watch everything except maybe hockey. - Andy Roddick

I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick. - Sarah Palin

I have a huge interest in hockey because I grew up in Canada, where it's kind of the law that you love hockey. - Matthew Perry

I still play hockey every now and then, and I still golf. But my biggest exercise is walking my big dog in the park every day. - Michael J. Fox

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

If you're skinny and you can't play hockey in Canada, you aren't left with a lot of options. I was left with running. - Malcolm Gladwell

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

When I walk down the street in New York, the building constructor, the guy pounding cement and what not, will yell, "Hey, you hockey puck!" - Don Rickles

Playoff hockey is the best way to market your team. It's the best way to grow your fan base and give hope to your players and for them to develop. - Steve Yzerman


see also   Ice Hockey  Section
Close Shave
eBay Bid
Free Beer
Helmet Salary
Hockey Players Are Mean
Hooking Penalty
Leaf Blower for Sale
Making Hockey More Popular
Maple Leafs’ Playoff Plans
Pregnant Ref
Priceless Game
Referee Thoughts
Skeleton Leaf Fan
Wife’s Nightie
Zamboni Date
Zamboni Fodder

 

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