Gunnar Stahl

Q & A With Scott Whyte a.k.a Gunnar Stahl

If you were a hockey fan in the 1970s, you grew up with Slapshot. If you were a hockey fan in the 1980s, you grew up with Youngblood. If you […]

by · December 19, 2013 · 2 comments · Hockey Movies
NHL '94 Cover Art

Hockey: The Sport For Nerds

Since everyone claims to be a “nerd” nowadays, it may be useful to find out what sport, if any, these people enjoy. Let me save readers time and simply announce: […]

by · October 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey Movies
Messier waves to the crowd after his final NHL game. (Image Credits: JR_in_NYC)

1994 New York Rangers; Make the Movie!

There are some good hockey movies out there. We were blessed with Slap Shot in 1977. We chuckled at the antics of the children in The Mighty Ducks in 1992. […]

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The Five Best and Worst Hockey Movies of All-Time

Recently, Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated came out with his list of the five best and worst hockey movies of all time, which can be read here.  To say he […]

by · February 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Movies
Miracle on Ice! (photo by Wikipedia)

Romanticism and the NHL

It’s normal to choke back tears during Coach Brooks’ pregame speech in Miracle that inspires the U.S. to beat the Soviets.

by · November 23, 2012 · 8 comments · Hockey Movies, News/Commentary
Hockey at the Movies: The Ultimate Fictional Hockey Team

Hockey at the Movies: The Ultimate Fictional Hockey Team

Hockey movies have captured the hearts of fans all across the world. Although there aren’t as many of them compared to other sports, the ones that entered the marketplace established […]

by · November 22, 2012 · 7 comments · Hockey History, Hockey Movies
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“The Last Gladiators” Delivers Harsh Truth About Fighting in NHL

While fighting has been an ongoing debate throughout the NHL, the art of dropping the gloves is not for everyone. NHL enforcers are some of the toughest men in the […]

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Documentary shoots straight on sport’s Head Games

The concern over injuries related to sports is not exactly a new phenomenon, although the types of injuries that provoke the concern have changed dramatically in recent years. Particularly in […]

by · September 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Movies, News/Commentary
Hockey at The Movies: Mystery, Alaska

Hockey at The Movies: Mystery, Alaska

  “Mystery, Alaska” Is an Underrated Gem As hockey movies go, “Mystery, Alaska” doesn’t receive as much affection from hockey fans as do such classics of the genre like “Slap […]

by · September 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Movies
A fan guide to surviving “Lockout Part 2: Fehr Game.”

A fan guide to surviving “Lockout Part 2: Fehr Game.”

Kid yourself if it helps. “They’ll come to an agreement. They can’t be that greedy, right? (Nervous laughter followed by a panic attack).” But we know a lockout is coming. […]

by · September 4, 2012 · 1 comment · Hockey Movies, News/Commentary
Kings Ransom: An Inside Look at the Wayne Gretzky Trade

Kings Ransom: An Inside Look at the Wayne Gretzky Trade

ESPN turned 30 in 2009 and to celebrate they launched “30 for 30,” a series of sports documentaries that take viewers behind the headlines of some of sports’ greatest stories. […]

by · August 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Hockey Movies, Los Angeles Kings
‘Goon’ Thoughts

‘Goon’ Thoughts

Back in July, and after months of anticipation, I was finally able to sit down and watch Goon. While it’s been a while since I’ve checked out Slap Shot, and […]

by · August 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Movies