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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 is a tough game. - Bobby Orr

Hockey's my favorite sport. - Denis Leary

Every day is a great day for hockey. - Mario Lemieux

Hockey is the original extreme sport. - Tom Ward

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

To succeed in hockey, you need teamwork. - Henry Samueli

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

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

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

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

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

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

By 1946, I knew Detroit was the best hockey city in the Original Six. - Ted Lindsay

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

I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our 52 states. - Raquel Welch

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

You can't play hockey with a bald spot, so I'm hanging up the skates. - Joe Sakic

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

Our team lives hockey, it dreams hockey, it eats hockey. Now if it could only play hockey. - Milton Berle

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

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 went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me. - Keanu Reeves

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

I found my prince - he's a hockey player and we met at an NHL event, the last place I'd ever expect to meet someone, but there he was. - Carol Alt

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


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Zamboni Date
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29-Mar-2020