Hockey Quote: Brendan Shanahan
From now thru the rest of the playoffs, I’m going to devote each of my “hockey quotes of the week” to players who’ve won the Stanley Cup in the past.
This week is former power forward extraordinaire and current NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development, Mr. Brendan Shanahan.
Shanahan had this AWESOME quote from back during his playing days. A particularly naive reporter asked Shanahan if he thought ice hockey was hard. Shanahan, never one to mince words, had to say . . .
I don’t know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner, and the concentraion of a brain surgeon. But we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us.
Oh yeah did I mention that this whole time we’re standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick? Is ice hockey hard? I don’t know, you tell me.
I’m sorry, but if that’s not bad ass, I don’t know what is. This captures everything great about this sport. Because Shan is the man, here’s a cool video montage put together highlighting his career:
Stick tap to Haukiii for the video.
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