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habsman56 08-07-2011 04:30 AM

Hockey Documentaries?
 
Anybody know of any good hockey documentaries to watch? I watched one tonight, and figure there are probably some really good ones out there.

Would prefer history based ones, but anything will do.

Thanks.

tmurfin 08-07-2011 04:48 AM

Just finished watching "The Broadstreet Bullies", thats a good one

habsman56 08-07-2011 04:49 AM

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Originally Posted by tmurfin (Post 35731561)
Just finished watching "The Broadstreet Bullies", thats a good one

That's the one I watched tonight actually, yeah I really enjoyed it.

matCH penalty 08-07-2011 04:59 AM

Hockey Nomad goes to Russia wasn't bad.

Bougieman 08-07-2011 05:31 AM

The ones I've really liked are:

Do you Believe In Miracles: The Story of the 1980s US Mens Hockey Team
24/7: Road to the Winter Classic
Hockey: A People's History
... and the great 4 disc dvd set that is: Legends of Hockey (they are listed on youtube under each players name. Amazing series)

G F O P 08-07-2011 06:18 AM

24/7

Dimensha 08-07-2011 06:30 AM

Its older but The Boys on the Bus is pretty good, it follows the Oilers in the 1986-87 season.

Good memories for us frustrated older Oiler fans

TheStranger 08-07-2011 07:25 AM

Slapshot, doesn't get more real life.

Stjonnypopo 08-07-2011 07:41 AM

I prefer to call them "hockumentaries"

Carry on.

EstoSens 08-07-2011 09:50 AM

Summit on Ice about the 72 Canada-Russia series is incredible.

Blazephr 08-07-2011 09:59 AM

hockey nomad goes to russia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPwGf...eature=related

Warm Cookies 08-07-2011 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by habsman56 (Post 35731451)
Anybody know of any good hockey documentaries to watch? I watched one tonight, and figure there are probably some really good ones out there.

Would prefer history based ones, but anything will do.

Thanks.

Definitely Hockey: A People's History.

Covers hockey from it's earliest beginnings to the present day.

I Am The Mole 08-07-2011 12:46 PM

Another vote for Broadstreet Bullies. ****ing outstanding.

24/7 goes without saying.

Kylie Sven Opossum 08-07-2011 12:51 PM

Gross Misconduct by Atom Egoyan was a good docudrama.

StrangeVision 08-07-2011 12:56 PM

Oil Change

SupremefartMachine 08-07-2011 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Dimensha (Post 35731853)
Its older but The Boys on the Bus is pretty good, it follows the Oilers in the 1986-87 season.

Good memories for us frustrated older Oiler fans

Yeah, that's what I was going to suggest. I don't think it's on youtube, and you'd most likely have to buy it.

Hybbe 08-07-2011 01:10 PM

There's this excellent swedish documentary about the soviet national team called CCCP Hockey. They focus mostly on the eighties era. I believe it's up on youtube, but I'm not sure if there are english subtitles or not.

WangMustGo 08-07-2011 01:13 PM

I have never seen this but I would assume it is good, ESPN 30 for 30 Kings Ransom

Sports 08-07-2011 01:41 PM

24/7: Road to the Winter Classic

Apparently, HBO plans on continuing with the 24/7 series as well, but I can't seem to find the article.

WeissFC 08-07-2011 01:43 PM

Roadhogs is great. Little long but great

http://www.roadhogsthemovie.com/Main.html

abev 08-07-2011 04:23 PM

If you like the "road" to the NHL have a look at Junior.

And this one I just found looks interesting:

Fel 96 08-07-2011 05:13 PM

Becoming Wild (2011)

Don't think you will be interested but it's really interesting as a Wild fan especially knowing Mike Yeo and the Wild staff/prospects/players more. Such a perfect timing to make a documentary involving the Wild.

It's like 24/7 and Oil Change.

Tweed 08-08-2011 12:42 AM

"The Rocket"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460505/


Verrrrrrry good.

Franck 08-08-2011 01:03 AM

There isn't a great wealth of good hockey documentaries unfortunately, most of the ones worth seeing have already been mentioned in this thread.

I highly recommend the previously mentioned Broad Street Bullies, Junior and the 24/7 series as well as the two Hockey Nomad documentaries that can be found on youtube.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hybbe (Post 35735505)
There's this excellent swedish documentary about the soviet national team called CCCP Hockey. They focus mostly on the eighties era. I believe it's up on youtube, but I'm not sure if there are english subtitles or not.

I remember I saw that documentary years ago, it was very good. A quick google suggests that SVT have a version with English language narration and subtitles, but I doubt that version is available anywhere on the internet.

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Originally Posted by WangMustGo (Post 35735555)
I have never seen this but I would assume it is good, ESPN 30 for 30 Kings Ransom

That 30 for 30 documentary was very good. I recommend watching it if you can. :nod:

Mwd711 08-08-2011 10:35 AM

King's Ransom is very good. Net Worth is a terrific hockey movie about Ted Lindsay and the start of the NHLPA. It's not a documentary, but it's pretty much a biopic of Ted and his battles with the greedy NHL owners and GM's of his time. While they aren't really historic in nature , Pond Hockey is decent and In The Crease which follows the California Wave bantam team is very good too.

There's a new documentary about Chris Nilan that is coming out soon.

From http://paranoidpuck.wordpress.com/20...y-documentary/

Quote:

When you think of the Toronto International Film Festival, hockey fights donít come to mind right away, but this year, that will change. Oscar winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi To The Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room) will debut his new documentary, The Last Gladiators at TIFF. The 2011 TIFF runs from September 8 through September 18.

The Last Gladiators focuses on the story of former NHL tough guy Chris Nilan. In addition to Nilan, Tony Twist, Marty McSorely and Donald Brashear are among those also featured. The movie does not yet have a national distributor so the hope is that the film will gain some partners once it debuts at TIFF.
It sounds pretty cool from the description on the website. I'm always shocked that there's not more hockey documentaries out there. Seems like it's a missed opportunity especially in Canada.


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