New York Rangers coach Phil Watson often blamed the team's troubles on goalie Lorne "Gump" Worsley. "How can we win," he once asked, "when our goalie has a beer belly?" When word got back to Worsley, he had a ready reply. "That just goes to show what a dope we have for a coach," he told the press. "Everyone knows I don't drink beer -- just whiskey!"
[Watson was a dope at times. "Gentlemen, I have nothing to say," he told a group reporters one day. "Any questions?"]