A true rarity for your hockey DVD collection! Produced locally in Chicago by a small production house, this amazing presentation gives you the story of hockey's "forgotten champs", the 1961 Chicago Blackhawks - the last Hawks team to earn the championship of the NHL! Through rarely-seen footage from the NHL archive, and contemporary interviews with superstars Bobby Hull, Ed Litzenberger, and broadcasters Tim Cronin and Al Mazieka, you'll re-live a season to remember in the history of NHL hockey and Chicago sports, thrilling to the exploits of Hull, Litzenberger, Stan Mikita, Ab McDonald, Elmer Vasko, Dollard St. Laurent, Al Arbour, Glenn Hall, Pierre Pilote, Eric Nesterenko, Bill Hay, and the rest as they shock the world in the playoffs and defeat Gordie Howe's Detroit Red Wings in six games.
As a bonus, this amazing DVD features two classic black-and-white newsreel presentations from the Original Six era: "1951 All-Star Game", a 20-minute film featuring rare highlights of the game at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, featuring the likes of Howe, Terry Sawchuk, Doug Harvey, Maurice Richard, Ted Lindsay, Red Kelly, Milt Schmidt, Ted Kennedy, Sid Abel, and more; and "Half Century of the NHL", a 27-minute early-1960s production that chronicles the first 50 years of the league with film highlights unavailable in decades.
Publisher: Produced by Sundown Entertainment, 2006.
Size: Running Time: Approx. 95 Minutes (including extras)
Condition: Brand-New Factory-Direct Stock!
Price: $24.95 USD
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Item Number: DVD073
DVD: "The Forgotten Champs: The 1961 Chicago Blackhawks"