Did you ever wonder what it would be like if NHL players and personalities were cast in major movie roles? Well, I’m going to answer that question today by listing some of the greatest movie quotes of all-time and inserting which NHL personality would have been best-suited to be cast in that role, a few perhaps with some minor modifications. Sources say some famous quotes were actually inspired by the NHL. Let the fun begin. Curtain please.
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."
“Show me the money!”
The Wizard Of Oz
“I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”
-The Winnipeg Jets
“Of all the dressing rooms of all the teams in all the world, he walks into mine.”
-Darcy Tucker after Michael Peca signs with the Leafs
All About Eve
“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
“Get this big walking carpet out of my way.”
-Caroline Marcil (The anthem singer who forgot the words then fell at a Canada-U.S. exhibition game)
-The NY Islanders making their first overall selection in 2009
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
“E.T. phone home.”
-Esa Tikkanen leaves the Rangers to play for Jokerit in his native Finland
-Harold Ballard on Russian players defecting to the NHL
“Say hello to my little friend.”
-Alexander Ovechkin introduces his hockey stick to the world
“I’ll be back.”
-Olli Jokinen after being traded from the Flames
“Your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash.”
“That’s classified. If I tell you I’ll have to kill you.”
-Eklund, when asked about his sources.
The Addams Family
“Don’t torture yourself, Gomez. That’s my job.”
-Mike Cammalleri on scoring goals
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective
“Warning! A**holes are closer than they appear.”
-Martin Brodeur about Sean Avery
“I am the law. Put down your weapons and prepare to be judged.”
50 First Dates
“There’s nothing like a first kiss.”
-Don Cherry & Doug Gilmour
“Stupid is as stupid does.”
The Princess Bride
“Hello. My name is Todd Bertuzzi. You killed my left-winger. Prepare to die."
-Big Bert to Steve Moore
The Sixth Sense
“I see dead people.”
-Anyone actually attending a Carolina Hurricanes game
The Pride Of The Yankees
"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
-Wayne Gretzky (vs. Toronto, game 6, 1993 Conference Finals)
"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
-Alexandre Daigle & Jiri Tlusty
Cool Hand Luke
“What we've got here is failure to communicate.”
On The Waterfront
"You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am."
-John Ferguson Jr.
Silence Of The Lambs
A rookie once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice
Lawrence Of Arabia
"What attracts you personally to the desert?"
-Everyone who talks to Ray Whitney
If you can think of any more, please post them!