Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vote in the Pre-GOON Hockey Movie Fan Poll!

A tripod and timer probably would have been helpful...

Every so often, Hollywood ventures in the world of hockey to make a movie. Some are good, some are bad... and there are some that are little bit of both.

I'm not sure what to make of this new movie, Goon, which is set to hit theaters in a few weeks.

I have to admit... considering that the last hockey entry in Hollywood that I can recall was Miracle... well, the fact that Seann William Scott (Stiffler from the American Pie movies) is on the marquee for this hockey film... this movie is either going to be hilarious (or at least pretty damn funny) or it's going to be awful. Either way, I do not see an overwhelming box office smash here.

But you know what? It's a hockey movie, and you know as well as I do that we are at niche market. It's probably going to work either way. I'm sure each and every one of us is at least a little curious.

So, here's the trailer available on Yahoo! Movies, if you haven't seen it yet:

Anyway... this movie did get me thinking about great hockey movies and favorite hockey movies. Plus, I've always liked the idea of this blog being more interactive and doing more polls here. So I figured, why not start here?

So, here's the deal. I decided to Google how many hockey movies and made out there, and found an interesting list (and here's another with a couple more movies on it)... including a few I'd never heard of. Cripe, John Wayne was apparently in one at some point!

So I have pulled films from this list and put them in a poll. I stuck with theatrical releases for the top choices, thus excluding straight-to-video sequels (sorry, Slap Shot 2 and 3 fans).

Vote for your favorite. It's that simple. If you want to write one in, go ahead and put it in the Comments section below, or e-mail it to me at I will keep this poll open until February 22... that's three weeks from today.

So please take a second to vote while you're here... and tell your friends to come and vote. The poll results will be published here in time for Goon's release on February 24.

Meanwhile, I will re-watch these, and put in my own two cents with a top four or five list.

Well... that's my spiel. Happy voting!

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  1. I'm doing a write in for mine and Rick Nash's favorite movie "YOUNGBLOOD" great movie, how could you leave it out!

  2. I'll be completely honest with you... before I saw that list I linked to, I'd barely heard of the movie.

    The options I gave seemed to be the most logical options, but I linked to the long lists because I figured people might want to hit those. And you did... so, there ya go. ;)