Dave Hanson

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Screen shots from the Game Grumps livestream

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screen shots from the Game Grumps live stream

The aftermath of Dave Hanson accidentally yanking off Bobby Hull’s toupee during a game. (It is often wrongly assumed Steve Durbano was the culprit.) Dave apologised to Bobby, who reportedly replied “It’s ok kid, I needed a new one anyway.” There were also reports that Dave got a few threats from fans after the incident.

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Screen shots from the Game Grumps livestream

Slap Shot Original: The Man, the Foil, and the Legend

Slap Shot ranks as one of the most popular sports movies of all time, and the bespectacled, fighting Hanson Brothers are among the most memorable characters ever spawned by the silver screen. Now, one of the brothers–real-life hockey player Dave Hanson–invites readers onto the movie set and into the rough-and-tumble world of minor-league hockey in this hysterical and highly anticipated autobiography. Follow Hanson’s fascinating life from the tough neighborhoods of St. Paul, Minnesota, to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where he played for the Jets and made hockey’s greatest movie (chumming with Paul Newman and getting involved in all kinds of mischief), and on to the NHL, where his boyhood dreams were fulfilled. Hanson’s story–filled with both hilarity and adversity–will make you laugh out loud and warm your heart.

365 FILM CHALLENGE

117. Slap Shot (1977, George Roy Hill)

Admittedly, I’m not a huge sports fan, but hockey has always interested me. Paul Newman makes a great coach. The 70s clothes are almost like their own character in the film. I absolutely loved the Hanson brothers (seen above).

I feel the need to go to a real live hockey game sometime soon. 

7 out of 10