All sports lend themselves to cliches and hockey is no exception. Hey, if you're a player and you get asked questions after each of the 82 regular season games, after practices in between games and then during the playoffs, eventually you're going to repeat yourself.
Here's a look at some of the most commonly used cliches in hockey, either by players, writers or broadcasters.
I'm sure I'll miss a bunch, so please chime in and add your own, this list is purely for fun.
The order of the list really doesn't mean much, I'm just putting these out there for your reading pleasure...