Top Quotes about Hockey Violence

Martin AverySenior Writer IMarch 11, 2009

"Anybody who says they don't like fighting in the NHL have to be out of their minds."
-Don Cherry

"Hockey is figure skating in a war zone."
-Author Unknown

"High sticking, tripping, slashing, spearing, charging, hooking, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct, interference, roughing...everything else is just figure skating."
-Author Unknown

"Four out of five dentists surveyed recommended playing hockey."
-Author Unknown

"Give blood.  Play hockey."
-Author Unknown

"Hockey is a tough game. With all the talk and everything that's going on right now, it frightens me a little bit that we are giving our players an excuse not to hit. I just hope that we don't take that out of our game at the pro level."
-Bobby Orr

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

"Hockey is our national religion: We have ice in our blood and blood on our ice."
-attributed to a number of people

"By the age of 18, the average American has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence on television, most of them occurring during Game One of the NHL playoff series."
-Steve Rushin