Monday, September 29, 2008
You've surely heard that iconic actor Paul Newman passed away this weekend at the age of 83. Newman was a philanthropist, devoted husband, racing enthusiast and all-around good guy who was generally acknowledged as one of the greatest actors of all time, with seminal performances in Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Colour of Money. But to hockey fans everywhere, he will be fondly remembered as the lynchpin of the Chiefs, foul-mouthed, old-time hockey loving player-coach Reggie Dunlop.
Laying bounties on Tim McCracken. Lying to Dickie Duff about the sale to Florida. Sleeping with Hanrahan's lesbian wife. Giving the Hansen's their big break. Loving the fact that Lily undelines the fuck scenes for Braden. Going up to Minnesota with all his guys. Reggie, like Paul, was one of a kind. Newman made Slapshot the best hockey movie ever.
Got a favourite Reggie (or Slapshot in general) quote? Of course you do. Let's hear them in the comments. Personally, I always loved:
"They brought their FUCKIN TOYS WITH 'EM!"
The perfect balance of incredulity, disdain and outright malice. Newman = everyman = Reggie. RIP. You'll live forever in dressing rooms, in bars, on jumbotrons, blogs, and whereever else hockey is getting watched, discussed, agonized over, quoted and loved.
Posted by Habsfan10 at 11:25
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