The film tells the story of the legendary Flyers-Bruins Cup battle, which Philly took in six games, marking the first championship for an NHL expansion team. The film focuses on Hall of Fame center Bobby Clarke, a diabetic from Flin Flon, Manitoba, who was told as a child that he would never be healthy enough for a career in hockey.
“A lot of it takes part in the early part of Bobby Clarke’s life,” Zombie said. “At the heart of it, you have a guy who nobody thought was good enough to be in the NHL, who became simultaneously the most hated and the most valuable player. He kind of represents the spirit of the whole team and the city of Philadelphia at that time.”
In the video, Zombie said he may have to focus on casting skaters who can act, rather than actors who can skate. In which case: HEY ROB, I PLAYED HOCKEY FOR EIGHT YEARS AND, UM, HAVE YOU SEEN MY ACTING? LET’S TALK.