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A Lot Of ‘Fun’

from ESPN,

We've noticed over the years that NHL players for whatever reason have a tendency to use the word "fun" a lot. Maybe it's because they appear to be having more fun at their sport than most other athletes. Perhaps it's because they're funny guys. So, since we're all about fun here at ESPN.com/NHL, especially during the offseason, we've decided to tell the 2013-14 season using only quotes containing the word "fun." Did we succeed? Well, it was fun trying.


"You can tell they have that swagger and that confidence that it's a really good club. It's fun to join that." -- Boston BruinsJarome Iginla

"Yeah, it was fun, a lot more fun if I could have scored. That's the way it goes, I'm not the first guy to miss in a shootout, won't be the last, but it's always tough to miss, for sure." -- Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon


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Tripwire32's avatar

players for whatever reason have a tendency to use the word “fun” a lot.

That couldn’t be because playing hockey is fun…ya think?

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 07/18/14 at 10:15 AM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

That couldn’t be because playing hockey is fun…ya think?
Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 07/18/14 at 10:15 AM ET

Gary Bettman has made the game more “fun” for the players over the years.

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 07/18/14 at 10:47 AM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

“I never thought [winning the Jack Adams Award] would have ever happened, to be honest with you. It’s fun to see it happening, but I know why I’m receiving this trophy: I have a group of players that made a commitment and bought into what we wanted to do. They had in their mind to surprise the world of hockey, and that’s exactly what they’ve done by winning the Central Division. It’s a special group, and I cannot thank them enough today for what happened to me.”—Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy

I knew he would win. I watched his acceptance speech thinking what a class act Roy is. Say what you will, but, the guy has winner written all over him.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 07/18/14 at 03:38 PM ET

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