Incredible movie...great hockey action...wonderful/powerful acting by all involved...Roy Dupuis is outstanding as Richard. Definitely check it out...if you're a fan of Richard...or even a fan of hockey in general it's a cant miss. Even for people who dont follow or watch hockey its an incredible film.
CRAZY is massively overrated I find. I liked the rocket alot but Memoires Affectives was Dupuis' better work. Invasions Barbares was the best canadian movie.
You should see "Shake Hands With The Devil" if you haven't yet... one hell of a powerful film (but heavy, obviously).
I really liked Dupuis in Rocket, Memoires Affectives, and Shake Hands, so it's hard for me to decide which I liked best. All are very different roles and he plays them excellently.
Invasions is probably my favorite Canadian film as well though, although I liked CRAZY and so many others (both quebecois & canadian). They all have that "Indie" feel I appreciate a lot.
Anyway, to the OP: if you're a hockey fan, go see The Rocket. Beyond the excellent historical content and acting by Dupuis, the hockey sequences themselves are really well done (you should notice Lecavalier & St Louis doing cameos in addition to Avery).