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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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Ted Lindsay
Kevin Conway ...
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Marty Pavelich
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Jimmy Norris
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Bruce Norris
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Roman Podhora ...
Larry Suharchuk
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Les, the Trainer
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Milton Mound
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Jack Adams
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Accordionist
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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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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Unexpected Great Film
30 May 2006 | by (Woking) – See all my reviews

I caught this film almost by accident. Being an ardent Ice Hockey fanatic I stumbled across this and decided to stick with the 1995 TV movie but I didn't have high hopes, however I was pleased to find that this was a fantastic historic piece around the original six, Ted Lindsay and the formation of the NHLPA. Not only did I find an absorbing off ice story told with great honesty and integrity but also some excellent on ice action too! I didn't really know the story of the original six and trials and the tribulations they went through in the 50's and 60's but this film really opened my eyes to what was going on! I wont tell you though, go out, hire, buy, beg or borrow and see for yourself! Miracle and the other Hollywood films get the attention but for me this is one ice hockey film you have to own if you are a true fan of the game!


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