That whole US miracle on ice movie is coming out soon.I would just like to know what it's all about and miracle did that team perform
Its the TRUE story of the USA HOCKEY team captained my Mike Eruzione and backstop by Jim Craig all a bunch of amateur US High School and College kids that beat the heavily favoured RUSSIAN TEAM who's players were not considered professionals at the time to win the GOLD MEDAL in the 1980 Olympic games ....
Many players on the US team went on to long and successful NHL CAREERS ..and dman Ken Morrow went straight from US gold to Stanley Cup with the Islanders in the same year and if I remember correctly his College Team Bowling Green won the NCAA championships that year as well
The Russians and other European teams where allowed to use what are called Professionals by standards today while NHL/AHL players where not able to compete in the Olympics, but the Euro Leagues still where considered amateurs....
It would have the same affect if the USA WJC team that just one gold beat a team of NHL Russian Allstars....
Other players included (just off the top of my head)
Great accomplishment... looks like a cheesy movie.
It Was a nearly UNBELIEVABLE accomplishment.. and those of us that watched it happen ...gained a better respect for the thought that You Don't need a team of All-Stars to win a championship..Just a team with good Chemistry, Heart, Desire and a bunch of Luck and all things are possible...
This event influences my opinion when someone says trade everyone at the deadline to win the Stanley Cup or because team A added a player now our team has to do the same to keep up..Championships are not won on paper..
There is a real MORAL to this True Story and I hope younger more exuberant fans gain something from it.
I don't know it may have cheesy acting ....but since the story is true...every goal or situation on the ice really happened... so its not a BAD NEWS BEARS story were a bunch of rag tag kids beat everyone and win the championship...No wait that is what happens in this one ... Well I guess we will have to wait..
Also I thought that there was already a movie out on that subject....