"Anybody who says they don't like fighting in the NHL have to be out of their minds."
"Hockey is figure skating in a war zone."
"High sticking, tripping, slashing, spearing, charging, hooking, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct, interference, roughing...everything else is just figure skating."
"Four out of five dentists surveyed recommended playing hockey."
"Give blood. Play hockey."
"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."
"I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out."
"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."