Thank goodness the NHL is not the NFL.
While pro football may be the most popular sport in North America by miles, the leaders in the sport are not true to their heritage.
While they may play and coach with creativity and courage, they speak as if they are afraid they might let out nuclear secrets.
Nobody in that league may have been more boring than recently fired Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith.
The NHL coaches and players tend to speak their minds. While they hesitate when it comes to injury information—"upper-body" and "lower-body injuries" serve as detailed information—they will speak their minds when it comes to opponents, teammates, coaches and the state of refereeing.
Here's a look at how outspoken NHL players, coaches and broadcasters can be.