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Net Worth (1995)

Unrated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie
The story of the NHL's early years, focusing on the battle between the players, led by Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay, and the owners, over issues of benefits, pensions and the like.

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Gordie Howe
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Marty Pavelich
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Jimmy Norris
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Bruce Norris
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Clarence Campbell
Roman Podhora ...
Larry Suharchuk
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Les, the Trainer
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Jack Adams
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Luigi Antonacci ...
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Chris Bensen ...
Chicago Coach
Robert Benson ...
Priest
Richard Blackburn ...
Promoter
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This powerful tale of the NHL's early years follows Ted Lindsay, an all-star for the Detroit Red Wings, in his quest to create a Player's Association to protect the rights of players against the ravages of monopolistic, profit taking owners. Lindsay, spurred on by the memory of a former teammate who died broke because he couldn't access his pension, mobilizes players from around the league to his cause. Written by Binyamin Appelbaum

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The bloodiest fight in NHL history wasn't on the ice.

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Drama | Sport

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Unrated
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Ted Lindsay: What bylaws? I've been in the league for 12 years I've never seen no bylaws!
Conn Smythe: They're right here
[brandishes a book]
Milton Mound: May I see them please?
Conn Smythe: They're confidential.
Milton Mound: How can a bylaw be confidential?
Conn Smythe: Only the governors are privy to them. It says so right here in the bylaws.
Milton Mound: Well you show me where it says that.
Conn Smythe: You're prohibited from seeing the bylaws. It says so in the bylaw!
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A great movie for people who love hockey.
15 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie goes beyond the game, into the seamier side of sports. The backroom deals and exploitation of the early NHL and those players that were brave enough (and smart enough) to change the game. This movie also explains why some of those men in the Hockey Hall of Fame did more to be in the HOF than just play hockey. A great movie if you are a hockey lover.


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