His documentary “Ice Guardians” had a successful opening and received positive reviews. The Flyers were both. If innocence has a face then surely it is that of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, who in May 2007 went missing from her family holiday home. (from ‘Russian Five: How Konstantinov faked cancer to join Detroit Red Wings,’ Detroit Free Press, 05/26/2018) Overall, this film analyzes how bringing Soviet hockey players from behind the Iron Curtain to the NHL changed the Red Wings franchise and the style of play in the NHL forever. Excuse me if they do a video on the Wings/Avs rivalry and they leave out 2002, I'm going to boycott it. “The Red Army”. The documentary also covers the odd relationship between singer Kate Smith and the Flyers' team. The KHL team was headed to play Dinamo Minsk in Belarus when their plane crashed during takeoff. The film then turns its attention to an exhibition game against the Russian Red Army team, examining the importance of the game, both in terms of culture and sport, and highlighting the Flyers' victory. But an older documentary "Conflict on Ice,'' reveals more about the Flyers' methods that day … From 1974-1976 the Philadelphia Flyers were known as the Broad Street Bullies. eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'thehockeywriters_com-box-3','ezslot_5',652,'0','0'])); He further states, "this hour-long production provides a great trip down memory lane". Your email address will not be published. The hockey community rallied around all those impacted and resulted in a heartwarming show of support globally. Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. No videos, backdrops or posters have been added to Broad Street Bullies. The film then examines the Flyers' Stanley Cup Finals series against the Boston Bruins. The documentary features an emotional interview with Boogard’s family and dives into entries from his own personal journal. In 2011, the hockey world was shaken by the tragic loss of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team. In 2017, th, Charles Bronson was jailed for armed robbery in 1974 and should have been released three years later, except for a few fleeting weeks of freedom on the outside he has been behind bars ever since. Editor's Note: We bumped this up to the front page back on April 14th, the day after the Flyers held a private screening of the new HBO documentary, "Broad Street Bullies. HBO has a special about them. Broad Street Bullies is a 2010 documentary film produced and directed by veteran documentary filmmaker George Roy for HBO Sports. Below is a list of documentaries that communicate the impact that hockey has and its relevance to the era being examined. Directed by Jonathan Hock, it considers the story of one of the greatest upsets in sports history. It was so heartbreaking for people in Quebec to see "their" team reach that potential, only one year removed from moving to Colorado. Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn't take her long to realize she's completely alone. You could really milk the whole rough and … Pretty much any hockey fan has seen the unlikely yet triumphant American team that stunned the Soviet national team in the 1980 Winter Olympics. The New York Post's TV critic, Linda Stasi states, "You don't have to be a hockey fan to love Broad Street Bullies or the team that inspired this hilarious, hell-raising hockey doc." ‘Of Miracles and Men’ is available with ESPN+. Gretzky was just 27 at the time of the trade and was already the NHL’s all-time assists leader with 1,086. While the game of hockey and the role of enforcers has changed drastically over the years, ‘Ice Guardians’ details how the existence of fighting may mitigate other, more violent acts in hockey. The Birth and Death of a short living star Atlanta Thrashers, 96 or 2001 Avalanche though 2001 has already been done. The caring, strength, and togetherness of the hockey community really comes through in this film. Literally called The Broad Street Bullies and readily available on a certain video hosting site.