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fonzz41 06-03-2016 04:57 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16450047)
My favorite part of Miracle is how well they shot the actual hockey. They synced it up with the play-by-play so damn well.

Exactly. Like I was saying, the actual hockey in that movie is completely unmatched by any other hockey film I've seen. If you watch the "making of" stuff on that movie, it's really cool to see how closely they studied footage from the actual games, then how meticulously they rehearsed to make the onscreen action look as close to the real thing as they could.

And I think the non-actors thing helped. Being able to show the actual players' faces playing just makes it more impactful.

barbogast 06-03-2016 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16450037)
:: bookmarks this post ::

:lol :lol what can I say, he's a smart guy

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16450053)
Exactly. Like I was saying, the actual hockey in that movie is completely unmatched by any other hockey film I've seen. If you watch the "making of" stuff on that movie, it's really cool to see how closely they studied footage from the actual games, then how meticulously they rehearsed to make the onscreen action look as close to the real thing as they could.

And I think the non-actors thing helped. Being able to show the actual players' faces playing just makes it more impactful.

I did not know they were actual hockey players and not actors who skated well. That's very cool. I knew the producers studied the game really well and made sure they got it right, but I did think they were actors. That's awesome how they did it. Such a great, great movie. Not surprising it's pretty much the unanimous favorite in here. Awesome film.

TheLastPig 06-03-2016 05:35 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16450021)
You are now my new favorite Penns fan. Congratulations

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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16450037)
:: bookmarks this post ::

Sig worthy?

Lcsulla 06-03-2016 05:39 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16449610)
:lol Yeah, I remember that one too. Great stuff. No idea why Disney didn't include it.

I can only think of 2 good reason's it was not in there:

1)It was a Disney movie.
2) The vast majority of the movie was building the team and the game against Russia so a random swear quote made by the coach during the second intermission of the Finland game probably was not deemed all that important.

hailtopitt 06-03-2016 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16450154)
Sig worthy?

:lol yea you better catch him while he's in a good mood

TheLastPig 06-03-2016 05:52 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
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Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16450179)
:lol yea you better catch him while he's in a good mood

Done and done :lol

fonzz41 06-03-2016 06:01 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16450137)
I did not know they were actual hockey players and not actors who skated well. That's very cool. I knew the producers studied the game really well and made sure they got it right, but I did think they were actors. That's awesome how they did it. Such a great, great movie. Not surprising it's pretty much the unanimous favorite in here. Awesome film.

Yeah, they said it would be much easier to teach hockey players to act than the other way around. :lol Although there was a bit of a learning curve as they had to adjust to playing with older equipment. I'd imagine the old-school skates and wooden sticks were the biggest adjustments.

The one exception was the guy who played Jim Craig. But apparently he was a quick study and did a lot of his own stuff. But they did bring in an actual goalie to do some of the more acrobatic stuff.

Fun fact - Buzz Schneider is actually portrayed by his son, Billy.
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Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16450156)
I can only think of 2 good reason's it was not in there:

1)It was a Disney movie.
2) The vast majority of the movie was building the team and the game against Russia so a random swear quote made by the coach during the second intermission of the Finland game probably was not deemed all that important.

I was being sarcastic. :) The obvious reason is #1.

barbogast 06-03-2016 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16450154)
Sig worthy?

Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16450179)
:lol yea you better catch him while he's in a good mood

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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16450188)
Done and done :lol

:lol :lol :lol :thumbsup

Glad to have made the sig

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16450205)
Yeah, they said it would be much easier to teach hockey players to act than the other way around. :lol Although there was a bit of a learning curve as they had to adjust to playing with older equipment. I'd imagine the old-school skates and wooden sticks were the biggest adjustments.

The one exception was the guy who played Jim Craig. But apparently he was a quick study and did a lot of his own stuff. But they did bring in an actual goalie to do some of the more acrobatic stuff.

Fun fact - Buzz Schneider is actually portrayed by his son, Billy.

Pretty dope they used time appropriate equipment and everything. The attention to detail was phenomenal. I did know that about Schneider, I remember noticing that during the credits when they have a bubble about what happened to everyone.

And actually now that I think about it, I also knew the guy who played Craig was an actor too. Feel free to make fun, but I actually remember him from his very brief run on Friends :lol

TMoore4075 06-03-2016 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16450292)
And actually now that I think about it, I also knew the guy who played Craig was an actor too. Feel free to make fun, but I actually remember him from his very brief run on Friends :lol

Yep, Tag. God I'm old.

Lcsulla 06-03-2016 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16450205)
Yeah, they said it would be much easier to teach hockey players to act than the other way around. :lol Although there was a bit of a learning curve as they had to adjust to playing with older equipment. I'd imagine the old-school skates and wooden sticks were the biggest adjustments.

The one exception was the guy who played Jim Craig. But apparently he was a quick study and did a lot of his own stuff. But they did bring in an actual goalie to do some of the more acrobatic stuff.

Fun fact - Buzz Schneider is actually portrayed by his son, Billy.

Yeah, I imagine they had to find guys who actually knew how to play because I imagine hockey is the most difficult sport to teach an actor. Basically if you cannot skate or stickhandle a puck it just won't work - that is not even mentioning things like shooting, skating backwards, stopping, bracing for a check, etc, etc. Look at how many baseball movies you see where the actor's throw like girls. No way you are going to teach the fundamentals of hockey to someone who has never played (and perhaps never skated) in a few months - there is no crash course to teach hockey skills.

As for sticks, skates and equipment I agree that was probably a tough switch for some of the guys. I started out with a Sherwood wooden stick, then moved to a POS Graf wooden one that snapped halfway through one game, then I switched to those old red Titan Turbo sticks for a while before settling into loving the purple koho fiberglass ones with the toe hook on the blade - finally broke down and snagged an Christian aluminum one that I still have. I started out with cheap skates then as I got a bit older I moved to those old Bauer plastic skates with the moving ankle piece and removable inside (Turbo's I think were the model) until after about a year or so in HS when a slap shot smashed the plastic that held the blade and I finally bought a nice pair of Graf skates that I still use to this day. As for padding, I always used CCM, Bauer or Koho equipment, whichever was most comfortable and light.

Nice tip on Schneider, I did not know that!

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16450205)
I was being sarcastic. :) The obvious reason is #1.

Just busting your chops a bit, I figured you knew the story behind the quote but a lot of people likely assume that statement was made during the famous miracle on ice game.

JRS1386 06-03-2016 10:19 PM

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When Baby Bombay clanks it off the iron my heart breaks a little then they show Coach McDouchebag and I'm ok with him hitting the post

barbogast 06-04-2016 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16450326)
Yep, Tag. God I'm old.

His name was Tag? I don't remember it that well. I remember he was Rachel's assistant for like 5 episodes and she had a thing for him. Also something about a pink or red sweater I'm pretty sure.

Just glad I'm not the only in here who watched that show :lol

salrx95 06-04-2016 01:27 PM

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Speaking of movies, I watched Mystery Alaska for first time in a long time last Saturday. Solid watch.

TheLastPig 06-04-2016 01:48 PM

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Game 3 tonight. Let's get it!!!

Dramageek 06-04-2016 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLastPig (Post 16450864)
Game 3 tonight. Let's get it!!!

Yes! Keep the foot on the gas! Finish line is in sight.

lockman21 06-04-2016 07:56 PM

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Non-NHL talk...it's fuckin depressing trying to play hockey here in the south. Moved to Texas about 5 weeks ago, and every drop-in/rat session I go to is hit or miss. I've been to ones where it's me and one other guy, and some where there's 16 or so skaters. Every rat hockey in Chicago we had to turn away guys. Shit, most ended up as invite only because ice was in such high demand. Here? Can't fucking find anyone to play.

Roose13 06-04-2016 09:19 PM

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Come on Sharks

Roose13 06-04-2016 09:36 PM

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I am so sad right now.

~Crashintome89~ 06-04-2016 11:01 PM

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sharks are toast.

Tiduwho 06-04-2016 11:36 PM

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Penguins are such scum

bartender_man 06-05-2016 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16451220)
sharks are toast.


Not just yet....

lockman21 06-05-2016 03:26 AM

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Let's go Sharks! What a game!

fonzz41 06-05-2016 04:46 AM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16451108)
Non-NHL talk...it's fuckin depressing trying to play hockey here in the south. Moved to Texas about 5 weeks ago, and every drop-in/rat session I go to is hit or miss. I've been to ones where it's me and one other guy, and some where there's 16 or so skaters. Every rat hockey in Chicago we had to turn away guys. Shit, most ended up as invite only because ice was in such high demand. Here? Can't fucking find anyone to play.

Sorry man :(. A teammate of mine was just down there for a tournament and his criticism was how bad the ice sucked at all the arenas he played at. Maybe the humidity? Anyways, I have not been hearing very good reviews about Texas hockey this week!

Like I said on FB, make your way up here and there's a Don Cherry sweater just waiting for you.
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Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 16451320)
Let's go Sharks! What a game!

Awesome game. Sharks rose to the task, while still not dominating. They definitely has to work for every chance they got. Great hockey all around.

Glad to see SJ has abandoned the idea of trying to outspeed the Pens and are getting back to what they are good at.

Roose13 06-05-2016 11:02 AM

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Thank God

TheLastPig 06-05-2016 12:14 PM

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Pens did not play great last night and still almost stole that one. That game does that worry me.

A few thoughts:

2ND goal Murray let in was soft. The other two, I don't know how anyone faults him.

What's more frustrate about that second goal is that penalty should've never been 4 mins. I'm still not convinced Thornton was even bleeding, and what makes it worse is Bonino's stick skid up off of Thornton's into his cheek, if he's wearing a visor, no chance that's a 4 min penalty.


Also, that ice was embarrassingly bad last night. How the NHL allows that to happen in a finals series is a joke. I thought they send a guy to each game to keep everything in check?

lockman21 06-05-2016 01:03 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16451324)
Sorry man :(. A teammate of mine was just down there for a tournament and his criticism was how bad the ice sucked at all the arenas he played at. Maybe the humidity? Anyways, I have not been hearing very good reviews about Texas hockey this week!

Like I said on FB, make your way up here and there's a Don Cherry sweater just waiting for you.

Oh man, the ice is awful.

Last night's rat ended up with 8 skaters and 4 goalies (weird), so we just went 3 on 3 half ice with one sub each. Have a nice bruise the size of a small dinner plate on my inner thigh from blocking a shot....

dmbetc 06-05-2016 02:17 PM

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http://allsportsintheworld.com/2016/...-onto-the-ice/

:lol:lol last line is the best

Dramageek 06-05-2016 11:41 PM

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The Mighty Ducks is on this fine evening. I had to miss the beginning due to Game of Thrones, but I promptly tuned in after. An observation: in the game in which the Ducks clinch a playoff berth, the opposing team played the worst defense in the history of hockey at any level. Their slowest guy strips the puck from Fulton Reed, only to get his pocket picked by Reed, who only just learned how to skate. They then give him about 10 seconds to set up his shot, line up to block said shot, then jump out of the way when they realize their error. Totally unacceptable! :lol

JRS1386 06-06-2016 12:18 AM

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"After dying, Burns missed two shifts and then returned to the ice." Oh my :lol

JRS1386 06-06-2016 12:19 AM

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"After dying, Burns missed two shifts and then returned to the ice." Oh my :lol


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