Shooting from the Lip: Hockey's Best Quotes and Quips
An all-star collection of wise, sarcastic and hilarious quotes.
Shooting from the Lipis full of the off-the-cuff comments that keep millions of fans not only watching games, but also avidly reading the sports pages. They're fresh, they're frank, and they're all about hockey. For example:
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.(Center Wayne Gretzky)
I was kind of hoping it would straighten it out.(Center Rod Brind'Amour, after suffering his fourth broken nose)
I'm not dirty, just aggressive. Fighter pilots have machine guns. I have only my mask and stick.(Goalie Gerry Cheevers)
I don't want to tell you half truths, unless they're completely accurate.(Coach Alain Vigneault).
There are 300-plus quotes representing 50 years of hockey, further enlivened with colorful graphics and photographs of the featured players, coaches and other personalities.
The book is organized into a wide range of topics, including attitude, blowouts, coaching and fans, hockey hair, injuries and feuds, penalties and goons, taking shots, and winning and losing.