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    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- In the 1977 cult hit movie "Slap Shot," when player/coach Reggie Dunlop learns his minor-league hockey team will fold, he boosts player morale by planting a phony story in the local paper: The Charlestown Chiefs are moving south.

    And now, 22 years after they were founded in a moment of inspiration from the film, the real-life Johnstown Chiefs really are moving to Greenville, S.C.


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    http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/mino...ory?id=5037018

  • #2
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    The only acceptable place for them to move would have been Charleston.

    I have a lot of family in Johnstown (my cousins are all over the extras and crowd scenes in that movie) and this is a Bad Thing for a city that was put on this earth to endure bad things. At least this one is minor, but very sad.
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    • #3
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      So where are my boys going to play low level minor league hockey? *

      * My last name is Hansen and I have 3 boys who play hockey. Yep, I get a copy of Slap Shot every year at Xmas from some wise fool.
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      • #4
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        Originally posted by MoFan View Post
        So where are my boys going to play low level minor league hockey? *

        * My last name is Hansen and I have 3 boys who play hockey. Yep, I get a copy of Slap Shot every year at Xmas from some wise fool.
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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Dirty View Post
          SPHL with these goons. And for the lovers of goon fights, here's another camera angle.
          Looks like they had more fans than the NCAA regionals. And they'll have more fans for the next few games, too. Fighting sells in minor league hockey. BTW, here's the box score
          Last edited by joecct; 03-29-2010, 12:12 PM.
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          • #6
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            Originally posted by MoFan View Post
            So where are my boys going to play low level minor league hockey?
            The Iron League?
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by MoFan View Post
              So where are my boys going to play low level minor league hockey?
              The KHL

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by joecct View Post
                Looks like they had more fans than the NCAA regionals. And they'll have more fans for the next few games, too. Fighting sells in minor league hockey. BTW, here's the box score
                I find it funny that 2 players from Fayetteville got game misconducts for "fighting off the ice" and no one from the other team got one. I hope they got penalized for fighting each other, teammates, in the tunnel.
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                • #9
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                  Who own da Chiefs?

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                    Who own da Chiefs?
                    ownssssss

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by joecct View Post
                      Looks like they had more fans than the NCAA regionals. And they'll have more fans for the next few games, too. Fighting sells in minor league hockey. BTW, here's the box score
                      Game was forfeited at 10:45 3rd period due to 2 skaters remaining for Fayetteville
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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
                        I find it funny that 2 players from Fayetteville got game misconducts for "fighting off the ice" and no one from the other team got one. I hope they got penalized for fighting each other, teammates, in the tunnel.
                        Even funnier when you realize that one of the players was the starting goaltender.
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                        • #13
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                          Machine took my quarter.
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                          • #14
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                            Reggie Dunlop: You know, your son looks like a fag to me.
                            Anita McCambridge: I beg your pardon?
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                            • #15
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                              oh well... i go there a couple times each summer to golf. obviously not around to watch any game.
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