Hockey interviews are notorious for being boring and cliche. There seems to be no character from the players, and they repeat the same things over and over again:
"Gotta work harder"
"Give it 110%"
Yeah, I haven't heard that one before.
So, here is a tribute to those not so boring interviews that broke from the standard and actually were interesting (and funny)
This feud started between two friends because of Edmonton Oilers GM Kevin Lowe's offer sheet to Dustin Penner, enraging then Anaheim GM Brian Burke. Burke then used every chance he could to trash Edmonton and Kevin Lowe about the offer sheet.
Kevin Lowe had enough and spouted off this gem of a rant.
Best quote: "You won a Stanley Cup? Great, I won six. Want to start counting rings?"
While most people were outraged by Sean Avery's comments regarding his ex-girlfriends and NHL players before a game against Calgary on Dec. 2, 2008, I have to say it was downright hilarious.
Especially how at the beginning of the video he goes straight up to the reporter asking if he has a camera.
Best Quote: "I just want to comment on how its become a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds."
After losing a game, Michel Therrien goes on to rip his team in his press conference. Why is it so funny? Because of those weird noises Therrien makes during it.
Best Quote: "I really start to believe that their goal is to become the worst defensive squad in the league and they are doing such a great job, they turn the puck over, they soft."
I know this is a joke interview, but it is still priceless. The Souray interview is right at the end. The other interviews are pretty funny, but Souray's is the best by far. I love how he drinks from his water bottle to try not to laugh.
Best Quote: "I came here to be interviewed by Ron Maclean."
Apr. 20, 2007 after the Devils beat the Lightning 3-0, John Tortorella and Larry Brooks have some heated words for each other. Vintage Tortorella here.
Best Quote: "I guess thats what I am saying Brooksie, can you get that through your head?"
Jeremy Roenick thinks he should have been awarded a penalty shot, and laughs at Roy saying he would have stopped him. Roy's response is one of the best ever hockey quotes.
Best Quote: "I can't hear what Jeremy said because I have my two Stanley Cup rings plugged in my ears."