All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Hockey
Respect your opponent.
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Show up every night.
Play for more than your paycheck.
Be loyal to your team.
Be willing to make mistakes.
Instigate, don't retaliate.
Curse, but don't boast.
It's good to be the underdog.
Wrestle when you have to; find openings where you can.
Do anything to win.
Nothing is worth ending someone's career or their life.
Life is much better with a Zamboni than without one.
Learn to speak obscenities in a dozen languages.
It matters where you're from, but it matters a lot more how you play.
Never give up, never surrender.
Never work for anyone named Bobby Clarke.
Never try to teach a goon to skate-it won't work and it will only annoy the goon. Then, the goon will annoy you.
Try to ignore the guys in suits with Penzoil on their heads.
You can't win without the grinders.
If you only get to play 20 games, be the best 20-game player you can be.
Love something frivolous. Love it beyond all reason.
Be willing to get hurt.
No one is too good to score ugly goals.
Speed is more important than size. Heart is more important than either.
If you think you can do it, you can.
Do not feed or tease the goalie.
Spend two months a year clinically insane.
After the fight, shake hands.
Spaghetti has all the nutrients you'll ever need.
Moaning about how badly you suck is pointless, and will only annoy your teammates.
Just say `no' to the foil.
Avoid anyone who has been hit by a Zamboni.
The rules can always be changed.
The rules are often changed, apparently at random.
Rules? What rules?.
Look for the play.
You have to spend money to win.
Spending money will never guarantee a win.
Don't expect other Americans to understand. When you find some who do, treat them like long-lost friends.
Two minutes, in the box, by yourself--you feel shame. Then you get free.
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