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Hockey Movie Character MVP Bracket: Ned Braden vs Judge Walter Burns

This is a slap shot. Not "the" slap shot, but still...
This is a slap shot. Not "the" slap shot, but still...

Here ya go, ya bums. A classic match-up of two characters that could not be more diametrically opposed. One, a strip tease performing hockey player that stole the Federal Cup from the referees before Reg Dunlop could grab it. The other, a judge that looks an awful lot like the Bandit.

Probably just a coincidence.

Today's vote could be fun, despite it being a 3 seed vs a 7. These two characters seemed to be favorite in early comments, so we'll see how it all shakes out. Pull up you jock, heck out the match-up of Ned Braden from Slap Shot and Judge Walter Burns from Mystery, Alaska and then vote.

Just keep your clothes on, OK? Thanks.

Ned Braden (Slap Shot, 1977)

From IMDB:

Reggie Dunlop: She underlines the fuck scenes for ya? Jesus, if she underlines the fuck scenes for ya, she must worship the ground you walk on.
Ned Braden: They teach you how to underline in college.
Reggie Dunlop: Not the fuck scenes, they don't. Braden, you gotta learn to put out more, you know what I mean?


Judge Walter Burns (Mystery, Alaska, 1999)

From Wikipedia:

The movie is about a small town in Alaska named Mystery, where hockey is the cohesive activity that unites the town. The "Saturday Game" is a weekly event of amateur four-on-four pond hockey played on the open ice of the town's frozen lake. The team consists of ten local townsmen of varying ages and occupations with two goalies and eight skaters publicly scrimmaging each other every Saturday. As there are only ten spots on the team, in order to make room on the roster for the younger up-and-coming town players an older more senior member of the team must be kicked off the team. After an article describing the town and its players appears in the latest Sports Illustrated, a nationally televised exhibition game is scheduled between the NHL's New York Rangers and the hometown favorites in Mystery, Alaska.


(jump to about 6:11)