Best Hockey Blade

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  • field hockey: a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net
  • Hockey is an album by John Zorn featuring his early "game piece" composition of the same name. The album, first released on vinyl on Parachute Records in 1980, (tracks 4-9), and later re-released on CD on Tzadik Records with additional bonus tracks as part of the The Parachute Years Box Set in
  • Hockey refers to a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball, or a puck, into the opponent's goal, using a hockey stick.
  • Skate using in-line skates
  • something long and thin resembling a blade of grass; "a blade of lint on his suit"
  • especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
  • a dashing young man; "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"
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Blades of Glory: The True Story of a Young Team Bred to Win
Blades of Glory: The True Story of a Young Team Bred to Win
"By high school, the pressure mounted along with the stakes.
The Jaguars knew they were expected to beat the lower-ranked teams.
When you're No. 1, that means everybody..."

Under the watchful eye of pro scouts and the weight of massive expectations, seventeen young men rank No. 1 in the country. In the tradition of Buzz Bissinger's classic Friday Night Lights, Blades of Glory follows these talented athletes, their coaches, their parents and their fans, offering a captivating glimpse into an elite program and the triumphs and tragedies of real life.


"The fervor with which Minnesotans celebrate hockey raises issues about sport and society that transcend Minnesota and reach into communities across the country, wherever kids play and parents cheer them to victory."
-from the Introduction

For a championship team like the Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars, hockey is religion and failing to win is a sin. This is a place where kids dream of playing for the state championship from the time they can pick up a stick, and parents plan their entire social calendar around the season.

John Rosengren was given unlimited, season-long access to every harsh reality and euphoric high these teammates experienced during one full season at the top. Amid the turmoil, politics and pain, Blades of Glory draws into sharp focus the challenges of divorce, teen suicide and performance-enhancing drugs to examine what it ultimately means to win.

Though Blades of Glory follows one hockey team, this story could be set in any gym, rink or field where students train and compete, coaches holler and parents scream from the stands. This is a story of high drama and emotion; intense and poignant, it is what happens to boys with championship dreams...

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Dave 'Boy' Greenland
Dave 'Boy' Greenland
OH BOY – ITS ALL OVER FOR BRAVE DAVE OCTOBER 18, 1993 Chelmsford Chieftain Dave ‘Boy’ Greenland is likely to be out for the rest of the season after breaking a tibia and damaging surrounding ligaments in only his sixth game. Greenland, aged 20, was taken off in agony from the Autumn Trophy home tie against Guildford Flames on September 9. He underwent an operation at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, where surgeons inserted eight steel pins and a plate. It’s another unlucky break for the promising home grown British forward who badly damaged a kneecap early on in the 91-92 season. His stats in last season (92-93) when Chieftains won all six of their play-offs to gain promo-tion by storm were 21 goals plus 14 assists in 59 games. Now the only action he will see at Riverside Leisure Centre, Chelmsford, is attempting to climb the steps up to the viewing gallery. Greenland said: “I had problems with a knee a couple of seasons ago that put me on the terraces early in the 91-92 season, now history is repeating itself. I hate watching ice hockey - seeing all the action. It’s real torture feeling so helpless,” Greenland lives close by the rink so it is fairly easy for him to hobble down by the river side to the leisure centre. He has been told by doctors he will have to undergo another operation in three months time. “I just happened to get the blade stuck between the ice and the boards just before being challenged and then c-r-a-c-k. The pain was incredible and I started yelling and I must have blacked out.” recalled Greenland. Greenland almost wishes he could keep the pins and plate in place so that he could play in the New Year. “I start to get a little better . . . and then I’m back in hospital to take out the plate and pins,” said the local hero. Greenland who had hoped to be icing in the New Year was served up a double whammy after being released from the hospital. He received a letter from his bosses, the Employment Service giving him the heave-ho because of the injury. “When I got home there was a letter to say that because of my injuries I was no longer needed. But they say they will try their best to find me work when I get better . . . so we live in hope.” UPDATE: I don't think the brave Boy even watched another game down by the Riverside once the doctors advised him to stop playing. When you read this Davie, please add a comment!
Day 36 - Blades of Steel
Day 36 - Blades of Steel
Blades of Steel is without a doubt one of the very best sports games for the NES. Not only that but it STILL stands high today as a great arcadey Ice Hockey sim. Any good sports video game carves it's name in history through giving the player the opportunity to have some amazing matches. Matches that are all the more awesome if you're up against a friend on an equal skill level to you... Giving you that true 'it could go either way' feel, were each goal fills you with a temporary feeling of pride that you're not afraid to celebrate (much to the 'grrrr' of the friend you're playing against ^_^). Blades of Steel definitely captured that great sports game spirit. Not only was it an amazing Ice Hockey sim for it's time (1990?), but it had several little touches that were the icing on top of a very delicious cake. Things such as the fighting mini-game you could occasionally have that would leave the losing player a man down temporarily (as opposed to it being the other way round like in real life :D), the random 2nd period intermission 'space shooter' game, the low quality voice samples (which was pretty rare for NES games). They made this game stand out. The in-game fights and the lack of some of the regular NHL rules perhaps makes this one of the pioneers of the "Arcadey" Sports sims, at least from my own experience. To me, "Blades of Steel" will never get old. I'm always up for a match. ...if you still have a NES, or have a Wii (it's on Virtual Console). Buy it.

best hockey blade
best hockey blade
Blade [Blu-ray]
Import Blu-Ray/Region A pressing. Wesley Snipes plays a half-mortal, half-immortal in charge of ridding the earth of a race of vampires led by Stephen Dorff in this action-packed blockbuster.

1080p, DTS MA, Cropped) - BD is 1.78:1, OAR is 2.35:1 Special Features: NO.

The recipe for Blade is quite simple; you take one part Batman, one part horror flick, and two parts kung fu and frost it all over with some truly campy acting. What do you get? An action flick that will reaffirm your belief that the superhero action genre did not die in the fluorescent hands of Joel Schumacher. Blade is the story of a ruthless and supreme vampire slayer (Wesley Snipes) who makes other contemporary slayers (Buffy et al.) look like amateurs. Armed with a samurai sword made of silver and guns that shoot silver bullets, he lives to hunt and kill "Sucker Heads." Pitted against our hero is a cast of villains led by Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), a crafty and charismatic vampire who believes that his people should be ruling the world, and that the human race is merely the food source they prey on. Born half-human and half-vampire after his mother had been attacked by a blood-sucker, Blade is brought to life by a very buff-looking Snipes in his best action performance to date. Apparent throughout the film is the fluid grace and admirable skill that Snipes brings to the many breathtaking action sequences that lift this movie into a league of its own. The influence of Hong Kong action cinema is clear, and you may even notice vague impressions of Japanese anime sprinkled innovatively throughout. Dorff holds his own against Snipes as the menacing nemesis Frost, and the grizzly Kris Kristofferson brings a tough, cynical edge to his role as Whistler, Blade's mentor and friend. Ample credit should also go to director Stephen Norrington and screenwriter David S. Goyer, who prove it is possible to adapt comic book characters to the big screen without making them look absurd. Indeed, quite the reverse happens here: Blade comes vividly to life from the moment you first see him, in an outstanding opening sequence that sets the tone for the action-packed film that follows. From that moment onward you are pulled into the world of Blade and his perpetual battle against the vampire race. --Jeremy Storey