The Happy Recap: The Greatest Non-Slap Shot Hockey Movie Ever

“Miracle” is a critically acclaimed 2004 film starring Kurt Russell as the celebrated Team USA hockey coach Herb Brooks, leading up to and during the 1980 Olympic games in Lake Placid, in which the US defeated Russia in the “Miracle on Ice” semi-final game.  Russell’s performance is fantastic, but the movie does come off as a tad formulaic.  My question, for American and Canadian puckheads alike:  What is the Greatest (Non-Slap Shot) Hockey Film Ever Made?  And no, good movies that contain hockey (Zack and Miri Make a Porno) do not count.  Nor do atrocious movies that contain hockey (The Love Guru) count, either.

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That’s it for today.  Enjoy your hockey Thursday!

One Response to The Happy Recap: The Greatest Non-Slap Shot Hockey Movie Ever

  1. dyhrdmet says:

    while I don’t disagree with this selection, what came in 2nd? I hope it doesn’t go all the way down to the 1981 version of “Miracle On Ice” with Karl Malden and Steve Guttenberg.

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