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from Richard Ouzounian of the Toronto Star,
Kevin Smith, the bad boy of movies, may be best known for his movie character Silent Bob, but when it comes to the topic of violence in hockey, he’s got a lot to say.
And during a recent conversation to promote his upcoming Feb. 2 Toronto appearance at the Scotiabank Theatre in Kevin Smith: Live from Behind, he didn’t hesitate to make his feelings known.
“I like fighting as much as the next guy, but Jesus Christ, how many people have to die? Look, man, when one of the greatest hockey players living isn’t playing because he’s concussed, then something’s seriously f—ked.”
“I mean, like, Sidney’s off the ice, man,” he says, reminding us of the fact that Crosby hasn’t played since December, after his supposed recovery from a concussion proved shortlived.
Smith’s passion for hockey has been well documented over the years and his adoration for Canadian idols like Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr exceeds anything he feels for anyone in the world of entertainment.
from Bill Brownstein of the Montreal Gazette,
So, dude, if the game floats your boat this much, why not head to the rink for your next screen odyssey?
“Well, that’s next, dude. I’m writing a hockey movie right now, called Hit Somebody. I’m on Page 92. From this point forward, people are going to say: ‘You’re not from New Jersey. You must be from Canada!’ The film is so Canadian -it’s crazy. It’s about hockey first, then Canada. The game and the land that spawned the game. It spans the entire country and covers 30 years of Canadian hockey history.”
Whoa! Has the maker of Mallrats and Zack and Miri Make a Porno morphed into a Pierre Berton? Even Don Cherry might be left speechless.
“This film will be a primer on Canada,” he pledges. “It could be like the great Canadian novel. I don’t know if it will be great, but it’s certainly Canadian. I might even get elected PM off this flick.”