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So, my old friends, in closing I want to evoke those deathless words spoken by the immortal player coach Reg Dunlop nearly thirty years ago: "Don't ever play Lady of Spain again." - Nancy Dowd.

Whether you've been a fanatical fan for many years and are currently searching for a Hanson Brothers discount Halloween costume, or are a relative newcomer to the greatest hockey movie of all time - well, the most hilariously crude anyway - it's absolutely amazing to see SlapShot revered to the extent it still is, 30 years on. Who'd have thunk it.


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1 Chris June 27, 2007 at 1:51 am

That’s good writing.

2 The Ref June 27, 2007 at 2:46 am

Yes indeed! Nancy still has it. Many thanks to Alex for letting us post this.

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