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They brought their toys with 'em

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  November 20, 2008 02:06 PM

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Throughout their game versus the Florida Panthers tomorrow night, the Bruins will honor what is probably the greatest -- and undoubtedly the funniest -- hockey movie of all time: "Slap Shot."

(Don't even try to argue otherwise. We're not hearing it.)

Here's the deal according to the Bruins: The first 10,000 fans in attendance tomorrow will receive Hanson Brothers-style glasses, courtesy of TD Banknorth. A fan will also receive the ultimate "Slap Shot" prize pack featuring Hanson staples: grape and orange sodas, aluminum foil and a toy car set. The winner will also have their seat upgraded. Fans are also encouraged to wear a Charlestown Chiefs jersey in honor of the team of antiheroes portrayed in the movie.

Steve Carlson, a former professional hockey player who played the character of Steve Hanson, will be introduced during the first intermission and will participate in an on-ice contest with a fan. Following the contest, Carlson will be available to sign autographs through the second period and subsequent
intermission in the concourse behind Loge 6 on Level 4.

Our two cents' worth: While they're at it, here's hoping they find a moment to pay homage to the film's late, great star, Paul Newman. His character, Reg Dunlop, would have made a great Bruin in the '70s.

Also, here's an outstanding old ESPN.com feature on the Hanson Brothers, the movie, and minor league hockey in the '70s.

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