Thursday, February 23, 2012


In honour of Sunday's Academy Awards, here's a look at the nominees for the top NHL themed movies from the past year in film.

My Week With Marilyn - Paul Bissonette's wild All-Star weekend romp in Cabo with one of his favourite twitter followers.

The Artist - The Pavel Datsyuk Story (subtitles necessary).

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - The rekindled romance between the city of Winnipeg and its returning NHL hockey team.

War Horse - A retrospective of Chris Pronger's career.

The Descendants - Brandon, Brett, Brodie and Lukas. The next generation of Sutters, follow in the footsteps of their trailblazing fathers.

Warrior - The story of two brothers, Marc and Jordan Staal, on a head on Stanley Cup Playoff collision course.

Super 8 - A nostalgic look at the early years of Washington Capitals Captain, Alexander Ovechkin, when he once was a dominant NHL player.

The Hangover 2 - A comedic look back at the first month of the season for the Bruins and Canucks. Note: Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin are up for best supporting actor for their stellar performances in the opening scenes.

Horrible Bosses - Jacques Martin, Perry Pearn and Mike Cammalleri conspire against their previous employer.

Cedar Rapids - A homespun drama of a mid-western town's attempt to bring the Phoenix Coyotes to Iowa.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Paul Bissonette recounts the ups and downs of a wild night in NashVegas.

Midnight in Paris - Running title of the Toronto Maple Leafs year end party. Scheduled for mid-April.

Bridesmaids - A behind the scenes documentary of the Canucks' drive to the 2011 Stanley Cup final.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - The Toronto Maple Leafs' attempt to exorcise the ghosts of their 45 year Stanley Cup drought.

We Need To Talk About Kevin - A short film documenting Scott Howson's persistent desire to include Kevin Bieksa in a package for Rick Nash.

Kung Fu Panda 2 - Dustin Byfuglien trains at the local Dojo for a second time.

Source Code - A compelling drama surrounding protagonist, George McPhee, and his attempt to uncover the secret to unlock his underachieving team back into a contender.

50/50 - The Flames quest for a playoff spot in 2011-2012. Brent Sutter's character turns in a surprisingly riveting performance.

Win Win - The Ottawa Senators surprise season, whether they make the playoffs or not.

Moneyball - Brad Pitt stars in the true story of how the Nashville Predators, on a limited budget, have been constructed into a perennial playoff team by GM David Poile.

Limitless - A futuristic look at Edmonton Oilers first overall pick, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Drive - Captain Serious, Jonathan Toews, is unforgettable in the car chase of the year on the Chicago Loop.

Shame - A tragic documentary on the Buffalo Sabres failure, despite the free spending of owner, Terry Pegula.

The Help - Ken Hitchcock saves the St. Louis Blues' season.

The Dilemma - The outrageous and controversial saga of Tim Thomas' decision to boycott the Bruins' White House visit

A Separation - Hijinx ensues when Daniel Sedin is unexpectedly traded to the Boston Bruins.

Tower Heist - An inside look at the Preds Cup run after bolstering their blue line with the addition of Hal Gill.

No Strings Attached - Paul Bissonette finally changes his tweeting ways and settles down after meeting the love of his life... on twitter.

You got a few more? Drop us a comment below and keep the ball rolling.

1 comment:

  1. The Help - the story of how Jeff Carter boosted LA`s offence following his trade there.

    Bridesmaids - the story of Canadian teams losing in the Stanley Cup Finals over the past 10 seasons.

    (i know it's not NHL, but...)
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - the biopic of Bill Belichik