Hockey has some unique characters and has a colorful history. There are great stories and great story tellers that have passed the wonderful game from one generation to the next through written and spoken word.
What follows are 10 great moments, one-liners and stories that every hockey fan should write down for a late night in front of libations. Are these the greatest quotes in hockey history? Probably not... certainly a case could be made that the selections of players like Gretzky, Lemieux and Crosby at their respective drafts are great individual sentences.
But these 10 quotes bring out some of the flavor of the game. Enjoy!
As an aside, if you get a chance to read anything written by former Blackhawks forward Dennis Hull, do it. He's one of the great story tellers in the history of the game. The link embedded in his name is to his book from 1998. The title says it all.