Ice Guardians

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7.51 h 48 min201616+
Exploring one of the most controversial and provocative positions in the history of sport, Ice Guardians journeys into the lives of those who perform what is undoubtedly the toughest job within the National Hockey League today: the enforcer.
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Brett Harvey
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Scott ParkerChris CheliosBrett Hull
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English [CC]
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Jay BaruchelDave SemenkoJoe KocurDave SchultzBrian McGrattanKelly Chase
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GSD LOVERReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
OUTSTANDING - NHL "ENFORCERS"
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Yes, the DVD is called "Ice Guardians"

However, this is the ultimate DVD on the NHL "Enforcers".

This DVD has so much information and is broken up in to terrific segments.

I was totally glued to it and decided to watch it twice. AWESOME

Honestly, I am disappointed that they did not include Darren McCarthy as one of the "Enforcers".

Yes, I am a huge Red Wing fan and a woman.

Of course, they included Bob Probert & Joe Kocur but not Darren McCarthy.

Nobody wants to intentionally fight Probie.
Probie can score and beat the crap out of you.

Fighting, definitely, needs to be put back in the game of hockey and it absolutely has its purpose.

Not cheap shots like Claude Lemieux on Kris Draper. DISGRACEFUL & UNPROFESSIONAL

Hockey players are the best of the best.

They put their heart, soul, passion, love, sweat, tears, and ultimately their bodies into whatever it takes in the game of hockey.

The "Enforcers" go out on the ice night after night after night doing their jobs.

The "Enforcers" training is extensive; Weight Lifting, Running, Spinning, Boxing, Karate, Jujitsu, etc...

No other sport can even come close to the dedication of hard work and ultimate sacrifice.

Thank You to the NHL "ENFORCERS"

I Highly Recommend.

You Will Not Be Disappointed - Promise!!!

PHENOMENONAL
Definitely Deserves 10 Stars 🌟
Captain Funky JunkReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Documentary!
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Fantastic Documentary! Clearly it's focus is in support of fighting in hockey (I share that view for many of the same reasons brought out in the film). However, the producers do give time to anti-fighting perspectives as well. Keep in mind that fighting has always been a part of the game literally from the very first organized game of hockey.
What I thought was especially interesting was one researcher pointed out that in European leagues that didn't allow fighting concussions and injuries are MORE prevalent. Presumably because there are no enforcers keeping dirty hits in check. Think about it what's worse a 2 minute minor for boarding or Kevin Westgarth's fist knocking out some Chiclets?
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JoemarReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Honest look at role of the enforcer in the NHL
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Great documentary explaining the role of an NHL enforcer. Whether you are for or against fighting in hockey, this gives an honest look at both sides of the equation. From myths to facts explained by players, coaches, doctors and media members. Hearing the honesty from these players and their no excuses reasoning made it refreshing and an excellent watch.
Zaphod RocksReviewed in the United States on September 23, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing to see here, move along
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Pathetic that teams need an enforcer or psychopath goon in some cases. So we go thru periods of time where we have pitched battles which would get citizens jailed. Or more recently where some teams goon it up, and other teams don't seem interested in protecting the star player (Looking at you Penguins).

No new ground here.
m254846Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Ice Guardians is an excellent movie. Very well done. I highly recommend this movie to anybody that would to better under the enforcers role in the hockey.
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Robert SpencerReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great insight into the roll of the hockey enforcers
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Thus us an excellent documentary about hockey enforcers. It goes in depth into all aspects of their role. It also covers concussions from both sides, those for and against fighting. This is a must watch for hockey fans.
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MtReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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Never knew that these players existed. The ending was quite sad & is part of a different time in sports. The love of some sports have been replaced by competition to pay for the high cost of college education or earning money to be in the limelight of professional sports. I have gained a greater appreciation for the old school professionals & athletes after watching this movie!
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Christina CulverReviewed in the United States on October 31, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoy
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I thoroughly enjoyed the film. Gave me a new perspective on them. Brought back memories. I only wish they could have spoken with Bob Probert, the best.
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