The drop of the puck for the Cup

Across our great Canada, we all have it – HOCKEY FEVER!

And to celebrate the dropping of the puck for the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals, By George Journal is posting a few gems relating to this grand game and classic championship series.

#1 – An excellent expose of Don Cherry

Here is a must read by Vinay Menon of the Toronto Star:  “The wonderful, unlivable life of Don Cherry”–the-wonderful-unlivable-life-of-don-cherry

(ed. – By George will be tweeting “Cherry Bombs” thru the next few days – nobody can call ‘em like Grapes!)

# 2- One of our favourite hockey quotes of all-time is the gem from Flyers coach Fred Shero.

“We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games.”

#3 – Here are 10 Stanley Cup quotes to whet your appetite.

  • You know, I’ve held women and babies and jewels and money, but nothing will ever feel as good as holding that Cup. – Wayne Gretzky
  • Nothing has ever matched that thrill! – Gump Worsley
  • It was crazy. At the moment it’s just like, ‘We won the Stanley Cup’ and that’s all you’re thinking about. To play this game, this is the only thing I want to do in the world and be a part of moments like this. – Patrick Kane
  • We’re brothers for life now. We’re champions. We’re champions for life. This is the pinnacle of our sport, and we won it, and I can’t tell you how I feel. – Kris Vertseeg
  • A lot can happen during a season. You have to have an awful lot go right to win a Stanley Cup. – Bob Clarke
  • Win today and we walk together forever. – Philadelphia Flyers Coach Fred Shero
  • This dream is gonna last forever. Don’t you dare wake me up! – Jim Paek
  • Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top. – Paul Coffey
  • It is a feeling I cannot explain, like seeing the sun coming up in the morning…it’s wonderful. – Pavel Datsyuk
  • I’ve seen it in the Hall of Fame in Toronto. I have stayed away from it… the day that I even get a picture or touch it will be the day that I’ve earned it. – Claude Julien


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