Here's the thing about a "Slap Shot'' night like the Tribune is sponsoring: You can't stage that kind of evening without a Hanson Brother. Not in my world, anyway.
And so, we'll be joined by Steve Carlson. If you're not sure which brother he played, he was, of course, Steve Hanson.
If you couldn't tell the brothers apart, he's the one with the cracked lens who tells the referee "I'm listening to the (bleeping) song.''
And if you're still not sure, then just know you're repeating his immortal line, "Puttin' on the foil!''
I told you we were working on some surprises.
By the way, while so many of the events in "Slap Shot'' are true, the real-life Hanson Brothers never actually put on the foil before taking the ice.
Nope, the Carlsons roughed up the knuckles of golf gloves, wet them down, and dried them overnight to make them stiff. Then before games, they donned the gloves with the now-prickly, painful surface and immediately got into fights, the better to bloody opponents before the leather softened.
We’re going to
This is Stevie Sunshine’s attempt to help depressed hockey fans ignore the mind-numbing
Carlson played pro hockey for 16 years, including that glorious championship season for the Johnstown
Get a load of this: While skating in the WHA, he played for Edmonton and New England, so when you include “Slap Shot,’’ Carlson has the distinction of playing on teams with