When you ask hockey fans to name their favorite hockey movie, many of them gleefully say the 1977 Classic Slap Shot starring Paul Newman as iconic player coach Reggie Dunlop. The movie had modest box office success, but today it is viewed as a cult classic.
That’s why the Dunlop skates that Newman wore in the movie were recently auctioned off by Sotherbys for $25,400.
The late Newman had played some hockey as a youngster and once said that filming Slap Shot was the most fun he ever had on a set.
Don’t be too impressed by what Newman’s Dunlop skates fetched. In 2017, a Newman Rolex watch sold for a then-record. $17.8 million.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 12, 2023
Red Wings Offseason
The Red Wings offered this interesting note in their year-in-review package. Moritz Seider led all NHL defensemen (22 years of age or younger) in games played (82), assists (37), points (42), hits (207) and blocks (190) in 2022-23. Seider’s 207 hits tied the franchise record originally set by Justin Abdelkader in 2015-16. Additionally, his 190 blocks are the most by any Red Wings skater in a single season, passing Niklas Kronwall’s total of 177 in 2011-12. In all, Seider has racked up 351 blocks since making his NHL debut in 2021-22, trailing only Brayden McNabb (377), Jacob Trouba (373) and Andrew Peake (366) for the league’s most in that span.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Former Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek was touring the war-torn Ukraine.
- Much speculation is floating around about who the Red Wings might draft. But you know Steve Yzerman’s plan hasn’t leaked out anywhere.
- Tim Robinson breaks down the offseason goalie market. The Red Wings are looking for a goalie to pair with Husso.
- The signing of Antti Tuomisto gives the Red Wings another right-shot defensive prospect.
Hockey Now Network
Boston: Jimmy Murphy looks at whether the Bruins should move a goalie. What are the pros and cons? Boston Bruins.
Buffalo: Mike Augello writes that the Buffalo Sabres are lacking some piece to follow the Vegas Golden Knights blueprint. Buffalo Sabres.
Chicago: Will Adin Hill cash in like Blackhawks’Niemi once did? How much could he get as an unrestricted free agent? Chicago Blackhawks.
Florida: Matthew Tkachuk was just one of many injured Panthers. Florida Panthers.
Philadelphia: Chuck Bausmaum addresses whether the Flyers should take Matvei Mishkov if he is available at No. 7. Philadelphia Flyers.
Pittsburgh: Dave Molinari takes a historical look at how the Penguins’ Draft Day trades have worked out. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Vegas: Owner Bill Foley’s Prediction Comes True: Golden Knights win the Stanley Cup. Vegas Golden Knights.