'Goon' a love letter to hockey enforcers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay Baruchel left the New York premiere of his latest film when he was called out by NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan.
Baruchel laughed as he said he dropped to his knees and apologized to Shanahan for the blood-splattering blows thrown by meathead enforcer Doug Glatt in the hockey comedy, "Goon."
There was no stern-faced review from Shanahan. Instead, the former NHL forward told Baruchel ("Tropic Thunder") he loved the ode to the hockey enforcer.
"I've got to discipline some guys," Baruchel said, recalling the moment, "and none of them are as bad as the boys in this movie. But he said that everything Doug did was clean and he would not be able to suspend Doug for anything."
That's pretty good considering Glatt pounds one player until blood smears on the glass in front of an enthusiastic young girl.
But that's hockey.
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