Winter Classic 2011: The Movie Casting Choices

Posted February 15, 2011

Mickey Rooney as Bruce Boudreau.

Matthew Perry as Dan Bylsma.

When we announced last week that we would like to see a movie version of The Winter Classic: 2011, the most important thing was to come up with a cast list. So we asked our readers who would play who. For most players, there was more than one choice. As much as we wanted to come up with only one person, we realized that it was also important to have backups in case the preferred choice isn’t into playing the role.

Many of the choices seem to make sense, others do not, but that will be handled at a later date. Surely, there’s got to be someone better than Howard Stern to play Jeff Schultz, right?

Note that we didn’t care as much for casting the Penguins.

My favorite casting choice is Robert Di Nero as Ted Leonsis.

Comments welcome!

Player Actor Actor #2 Actor #3 Actor #4 Actor #5
Semyon Varlamov Ryan Phillippe Chris Evans Kiefer Sutherland Hayden Christensen
John Erskine Jim Gaffigan Hulk Hogan
Alexander Ovechkin
Joaquin Phoenix Marlon Brando (before he got fat) Bradley Cooper Gerard Butler
Eric Fehr Nicholas Cage Daniel Craig
Nicklas Backstrom Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood’s Eric) Rupert Grint Owen Wilson
Brooks Laich Ben Affleck Aaron Eckhart Matthew Fox Jason Lewis (Sex in the City’s Smith Jerrod)
Mike Knuble Harrison Ford Liam Neeson
Scott Hannan Mark Walberg Dominic Monaghan Ewan McGregor
Jason Chimera Jason Statham Bruce Willis
Matt Hendricks Chris O’Donell Josh Holloway Neil Patrick Harris
Karl Alzner Ryan Gosling Ashton Kutcher Tobey Maguire
Alexander Semin Leonardo Dicaprio Christian Bale Tom Welling Dylan Walsh
Michal Neuvirth Josh Harnett Bjork Daniel Radcliff Elijah Wood John Hensley
David Steckel Jude Law Brad Pitt Jensen Ackles Peter Faccinelli Chris Pine
Mike Green Jake Gyllenhaal David Schwimmer Channing Tatum Orlando Bloom
Jeff Schultz Howard Stern
John Carlson Matt Damon Michael Pitt
Jay Beagle Ryan Reynolds
Mathieu Perreault Russell Brand James Franco Johnny Depp
Marcus Johansson Shia LeBeouf Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Bruce Boudreau Mickey Rooney Anthony Hopkins
Ted Leonsis Robert Di Nero Alec Baldwin
Matt Bradley Clive Owen Matt LeBlanc Josh Hartnett Josh Duhamel Leiv Schreiber
Andrew Gordon Justin Timberlake Joshua Jackson Zac Efron Taylor Lautner Jackson Rathbone
George McPhee George Clooney Hugh Laurie
Boyd Gordon Hugh Jackman Timothy Olyphant Jake Gyllenhaal Adrian Grenier
DJ King The Rock Luis Guzman
Dean Evason Steve Martin Richard Gere
Bob Woods Tom Berringer
Brent Johnson Brian Van Holt
Alex Goligoski Mike O’Malley
Zbynek Michalek ?
Deryk Engelland ?
Paul Martin Eric Stoltz
Pascal Dupuis Chris Noth
Mark Letestu Elijah Wood
Jordan Staal Stephen Merchant Macauley Culkin Andy Dick
Chris Kunitz ?
Michael Rupp Scott Bakula
Matt Cooke Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) Steve-O (Jackass)
Maxime Talbot Charlie Sheen
Craig Adams Ben Stiller
Marc-Andre Fleury John Turturro Adrien Brody
Brooks Orpik
David Duchovny
Arron Asham Keanu Reeves
Tyler Kennedy Reid Ewing
Kristopher Letang Wiley Wiggins Gael Garcia
Evgeni Malkin
Steve Buscemi
Sidney Crosby
Jack MacBrayer (30 Rock) Spencer Pratt (The Hills) Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers) Jason Biggs Andy Samberg
Dan Bylsma Matthew Perry (Friends) Andy Buckley (The Office’s David Wallace)

Joaquin Phoenix as Alex Ovechkin.

Jack McBrayer as Sidney Crosby.

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