Stanley Cup the focus in major motion picture!

Well hockey fans, there have been many great movies about baseball teams who have won the world series, and various Golf movies, and Super Bowl movies, but now finally a Stanley Cup movie!

According to this article on NHL.com http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=360399&page=NewsPage&service=page the Stanley Cup makes its “first starring turn in a feature film” in the Paramount feature film “The Love Guru” written by Mike Myers and starring Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake.The movie is in theatres June 20th, same weekend as the NHL entry draft, and features cameo’s from various NHL stars (no names mentioned in the article so I guess we’ll have to wait to be surprised). And apparently Myers was given full rights by the NHL to use any team name’s, logo’s etc. for this movie. So it won’t be like the Al Pacino film “Any Given Sunday” where the ‘Miami Sharks’ (instead of Dolphins) were the team focused on. We’re going to have real NHL teams names and logo’s in there.

So are you excited or what hockey fans? Also if you’re a Mike Myers fan, this will be the first original character he’ll be playing since Austin Powers, according to the article he’s some kind of self help enthusiast raised by Guru’s in India.


29 Responses to Stanley Cup the focus in major motion picture!

  1. leafy says:

    Given that Myers' movie will feature the Maple Leafs pursuing the Stanley Cup, I'm going to pre-order the DVD.  This has masterpiece written all over it!

    With an intriguing story-line like that, this movie should be a shoe-in for "Best Picture" at next year's Oscars.  But the people doing the voting don't know squat about good movies.

  2. BruMagnus says:

    Another Hockey movie was always filmed in the NHL's oldest arena: Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena.
    http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=358387

    The Penguins have been starring on the ice.

    Soon, they’ll be showing up on the big screen, too.
    The Dreamworks SKG studio shot some footage a scene for its newest romantic comedy, “She’s Out of My League” during the Penguins-Islanders game Thursday night.
    The two main characters in the script are Penguins fans, and the lead actors attended the game in Penguins gear for crowd shots with actual hockey action in the background.
    Starring Alice Eve (“Starter for 10”) and Jay Baruchel (“Knocked Up” and “Tropic Thunder”), the movie centers on an average guy who works at the airport and becomes involved with a gorgeous girl who is “out of his league.”
    http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=358940&page=NewsPage&service=page
    PS, I was asked to be one of the main Penguins fans, but my schedule kept me, regretably, away from this exciting project.

  3. BruMagnus says:

    The only flaw I can find in Mike Myers' character is that he's a Leafs fan.
    😉

  4. Clearly says:

    The movie will be horrible if the trailer indicates anything. I'm hoping for a serious movie involving the Leafs trip to the Finals and winning the cup. I think it'd be quite a movie if taken serious.

  5. leafy says:

    But that's why Myers is popular.  For instance, if Myers was a Penguins fan, the Austin Powers movies would fail at the box office.  Haha!

  6. habstruefan says:

    Jessica Alba YUM YUM

  7. HABSSTAR says:

    Given that Myers'movie will feature the Maple Leafs pursuing the Stanley Cup, it will be a huge work of fiction!  LOL!

  8. HABSSTAR says:

    You mention "Leafs" and "winning the cup" in the same sentence.  How can anyone take that seriously? 

  9. Kramer says:

    Oh man, Myers is stealing my ideas!  Two months ago, I came up with a similar idea for a movie about the Leafs winning the Stanley Cup.  I even wrote an HTR article about it.  See link below.

    One day I'm gonna starting writing my script.  I'm gonna get it done and make it better than the Myers movie.  I'm hoping to sell it to one of the Hollywood studios for loads of cash.

    http://www.hockeytraderumors.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10120

  10. Radio says:

    Indeed, there is no more hilarious and unlikely a premise as a Maple Leafs Cup run. That alone would ensure that a film of this kind will be comedic gold.

  11. Radio says:

    Yeah, but with a team photo like this: http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/3923/pensfailim1.jpg — you'd think that a more likely title for any Pens film would be something like: "All Man Orgy, Vol. 17."

  12. Radio says:

    Wow Kramer.

    Now we know who was responsible for all those Bru imitator accounts: Mike Myers! He is totally a ghost user on HTR.

  13. mojo19 says:

    Ya ya, I remember your article. Unfortunately Mike's movie was already in production when you claimed to have "come up with" this idea.

    Sounds like a conspiracy to me. I think you're consipiring against Mike Myers, a loveable Canadian, in hopes to sue him for some of his hard earned $. Very sad Kramer.

  14. Kramer says:

    I came up with my idea about a movie on the Leafs about 2 years ago.  I made a mistake by talking about it to many people.  I think somebody I spoke to stole my idea.

    I'll show them.  One day I'm gonna write my script and it's gonna make Myers flick look like a B movie.

  15. Kramer says:

    I like Bru. He's one of the few people who understands my conspiracy theories.  He knows what's going on in the world.

  16. mojo19 says:

    Haha, well Kramer I think its going to be a B movie anyway so you don't have to worry about that. But it should be some classic Mike Myers comedy for us.

  17. tancred says:

    Wasn't a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie already filmed at the Igloo?  "Sudden Death."  I guess (with IMDB as source) they used some actual Penguins players plus actors, so as to recreate the Penguins/Blackhawks Stanley Cup finals.  I didn't really care for the movie.  But the one funny thing was when one of villains wore a big Penguins mascot costume.  Van Damme beat the crap out of him, and killed the Penguin!  I forget how exactly he got killed, its been so long.  But it was hilarious to see him beating up a big penguin.  😀  

  18. Clearly says:

    And how can people take you serious if all you do is bag on another team?

  19. BruMagnus says:

    Can't argue with that, and the Dutch still wouldn't like or understand the films…

  20. BruMagnus says:

    That is precisely the movie. A terrible terrible classic film.
    I suggest checking out the Van Damme fight scene on youtube.

  21. BruMagnus says:

    Don't worry, in a week or two's time, you'll be able to bag on his team. If you want, that is.

  22. BruMagnus says:

    Why is he wasting his time on this?

    When will he make Austin Powers 4?

  23. HABSSTAR says:

    Because it's fun, and I could care less who takes me seriously.  LOL! 

  24. HABSSTAR says:

    Well I think your time line is a bit off.  I'm sure you meant to say in a month or two.  Plus how would people bag on the Stanley Cup Champs? LOL!

    Either way I'm not so easily offended or hurt as some of the soft souls on this site.

  25. mojo19 says:

    I guess he wanted to do something different. I like the Austin Powers movies a lot, but by the third, a lot of the best jokes were call-backs to the first two movies. I think he got as mileage out of those characters as he could.

    I doubt we'll see any more Shrek or Austin Powers movies, I'm looking forward to more original characters from Mike Myers! And it looks like the guy who played Mini-me will be in the Love Guru

  26. HABSSTAR says:

    Listen as much as I like making fun of Leafs fans, I think this is a worthy film and it speaks to the type of civic minded spirit that is Mike Myers.  He has no doubt taken into account that there is several generations of Leafs fans who have no concept of the idea of a blue and white jersey near the Stanley Cup.  He's just trying to get everyone used to the idea of seeing the Leafs near it in some other format than grainy black and white 8mm film. 

    This way if, in some distant, bizzaro-world future, the Leafs do actually win it people won't be shocked by all the colours.  LOL!

  27. I-BE-LEAF says:

    If it’s one thing that I can’t stand, it’s the Dutch!

  28. leafy says:

    The novelty has worn off.  Remember how funny Mini-Me was in Part 2?  Well, he wasn't nearly as funny in Part 3.  And the whole Austin shtick is wearing thin, despite how funny the first few movies were.

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