NOTABLE QUOTABLES

This is where you can find interesting quotes from players and management of not only the Canucks and Bluejays but around the league.  Inspired recently by the following remarks from Jagr of the Penguins.

"Hard times in the Maritimes,
 Where the suckers don't spawn,
 The wind blows and the ice froze
 On the Old St. John"
             - Poetry by Billy Muckalt at the 1999 Canucks Fishing Derby
 
"I'm not a lumberjack or a fur trader.  And I don't live in an igloo or eat blubber or own a dogsled. And I don't know Jimmy, Sally or Suzie from Canada, although I'm certain they're really, really nice.  I have a prime minister, not a president; I speak English and French, not American; and I pronounce it 'about,' not 'a boot.' I can proudly sew my country's flag on my backpack; I believe in police keeping, not policing; diversity, not assimilation; and that the beaver is a truly proud and noble animal.  A toque is a hat," he proclaims, "a chesterfield is a couch, and it is pronounced 'zee.' Not 'zed,' 'zee.' Canada is the second-largest land mass, the first nation of hockey and the best part of North America. My name is Joe, and I am Canadian."
            -From the "I AM CANADIAN" Molson Canadian Commerical
 

"In order to properly commemorate the Vancouver Canucks' first three- game winning streak in almost 20 months, let's refer to the immortal words of Thursday-night TV sitcom character, Chandler Bing, and I quote: "Oh ... my ... gawd."
               - Intro to a story in the mybc.com sports section

"Last season we couldn't win at home, and this season we can't win on the road.  My failure as a coach is that I can't think of any place else to play."
               - Harry Neale, as the coach of the Vancouver Canucks

"Everytime a puck gets past me and I look in my net, I say "Oh,oh."
               - Hall of Fame goaltender Bernie Parent, asked to explain why he wore the
                  no. 00 in the WHA

"Come on Grandpa, skate!"
               -Yelled at Mark Messier by a smart Canucks fan
                 at Tuesday's pre-season game against the
                 Montreal Canadiens.

"Five men running around in garters and
stockings, trying to score... In Canada, we call it hockey."
                -Found written on the back of a t-shirt.

"I would rather die alone than marry and american woman."
"Going back to Pittsburg after two months off, is like going
   from heaven to hell."
             -Jaromir Jagr, with a string of stupid comments.

"Any sport where you can beat the hell out of somebody
and only get two minutes in the penalty box, I like it"
             - NBA star Charles Barkley on hockey (thanks Alissa!)

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