Monthly Archive for January, 2011

Where HBO Got Their Idea for 24/7 Hockey Series

I recently caught one of the episodes of HBO’s series “24/7″ which follows around the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins preceding the Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  A Canadian co-worker from Toronto told me about a similar movie, not a series, that was done on the 1986-1987 Edmonton Oilers called “The Boys on the Bus.”

That particular Edmonton Oilers team was basically an all-star team: Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey, Kevin Lowe, Grant Fuhr, Craig Simpson, Esa Tikkanen, and Glenn Anderson.  “The Boys on the Bus” is truly a hockey fan’s classic film – I’d say better than 24/7 solely because of the 1980s music.  If you can get your hands on it, definitely watch it – until then, here is a little musical trailer someone posted.