Found February 12, 2013 on
Today we’ve been talking about sports movie quotes on Twitter and Facebook and I wanted to keep it going. One of the nominees for our Retro Hall of Fame is NHL 94. This video game (or a later version of it) is played in two of pop culture’s greatest movies ever: Swingers and Mallrats. The question I’d pose is which movie’s NHL hockey video game scene is better?
There isn’t an option out there to embed the Mallrats NHL video game scene so I’ll have to link to it.
This is a tough call as both come really strong in the motha f’n paint…err….crease but my vote goes for Swingers.
Mallrats gets points for referencing the Hartford Whalers. Mad props for the throwback love there. Swingers gets major points for showing a ton of in game action. Trent shows us that his goal isn’t BS thanks to the game having instant replay and he also makes Little Wayne’s head bleed.
The deciding factor is that Swingers has multiple quotable lines from their infamous NHL video
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