Every now and then people have something worth remembering. In light of this late August struggle I thought we would see what those people had to say about hockey. I found these quotes on Brainy Quote.
"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. (Wayne Gretzky)Baseball happened to be a game of cumulative tension, but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. (John Leonard)All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. (Gordie Howe)The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we’re teaching- not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values- are sinking in. (Bobby Orr)If you’re going to play hockey now, you have to be able to play. If you have the ability to fight and play, you’re an unbelievable commodity. But if you can only fight, there might be six of those guys left in the league, and I can quarantine they’re going fast. (Brett Hull)"
The thing with quotes is we can learn from them. they give us little bits and pieces of what people were thinking. Sometimes they are even gateways that bring us back to a different time, and different game. Todays NHL is not the NHL of old. There is a majestic quality to the old game. It was about respect, and skill. There was a general grit to the game, and the players ruled the game as much if not more than the officials.