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05-15-2013, 04:22 PM
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'72 Nike Hockey Ad (need help identifying an individual)

My Dad and I have been watching this commercial (Nike Force Fate-2010) over and over and we can't figure out who the player or coach is at 0:31 seconds with the Canada '72 pin on his chest. We've looked all over the internet and no one seems to know. I've heard Paul Henderson but it really doesn't look like him. Johnny Bower didn't play in that tournament. It's isn't Serge Savard, Yvan Cournoyer, Ellis, Clarke, or either Mahovlich. I'm just really curious and has me looking all over. SOMEONE HELP ME!!! haha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR14o0R5Xlg



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... absolutely far removed from any of the names youve mentioned, and no one I recognize, though the face is vaguely familiar. It's prolly just some random old guy actor, they pinned that 72 badge on him, shot of him having a cup of coffee at an old folks home cafeteria/lodge with the line "destiny doesnt remember". Just imagery made to invoke a memory, feelings.

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Could it be Harry Sinden?

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Yea, I've thought of that. But given that all of the hockey players in the ad are well known Canadian hockey faces, admittedly I had to look up the sledge player, if would seem weird for Nike to pick a random guy, but I hear you.

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I thought that too, but I looked up some pictures and it didn't quite fit.

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Sort of looks like Gump, but it ain't him.

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does this help at all ?
http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/...-walk-of-fame/

from a reunion, maybe process of elimination

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Might be Brian Conacher? He was one of the announcers

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Well you have to ask yourself if it's a player from then or not. This is 41 years ago and most of the players were around 30 (give or take) at that time. This guy looks older than 70 in my opinion. The oldest player on Team Canada 1972 I believe was Eddie Johnston and it isn't him. But even other older guys who were born in the 1930s on that team are Pat Stapleton, Bill White, Big M and I think that's it. These aren't either one of them. It very clearly isn't Harry Sinden like someone else mentioned. Or John Ferguson. Bergman and Goldsworthy have long been gone on that team and it's neither of them. I've scanned that whole team and can't find one player that he looks remotely close to. Someone else mentioned Brian Conacher as the colour commentator beside Foster, but despite me not seeing a picture of him in a long time the truth is Conacher was tall and lanky and the face doesn't look like him at all.

It isn't a player on that team at all. I think that is pretty much 100% guaranteed. I guess they are just using a random old guy who remembers 1972 very well and they are almost treating it with a Rememberance Day-type of reverance. Strange how they would use Jordan Eberle directly with his goal and other noticeable athletes like Iginla but they couldn't pick up the phone and call Henderson? Or Dryden? Or Cournoyer or Phil Esposito for a cameo? That would make more sense.

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It isn't a player on that team at all. I think that is pretty much 100% guaranteed.
Ya, what I said up-page. This is just some random old guy actor or whatever. Could be the Directors Father or Grandfather for all we know. Its not a member of TC, no one from Coaching, Hockey Canada, its just imagery, memories. Clearly shot in the dining hall of an old folks home.... and say Phil? I kinda like that Mallard Ducks on Pond painting in the background. Nicely over-sized. Very pleasant.

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He wasn't a player on the team. Simply a fan who celebrated with the rest of Canada.

You can rest now my friend.

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He wasn't a player on the team. Simply a fan who celebrated with the rest of Canada.

You can rest now my friend.
Bingo.... hate ta say it, but BigPhil and I called it, soooo.... told ya so.

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Bingo.... hate ta say it, but BigPhil and I called it, soooo.... told ya so.
It could be Alan Eagleson with a totally new makeover...............

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In 1972, I was in grade two. They took us out of the classroom to watch men walk on the moon and play hockey in Russia.

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