Continuity mistake: When Gordon's long-time friend shows him the hockey skates he'd like him to put on, he's holding them with his fingers on the laces and his thumbs underneath. The camera angle changes, and now his thumbs are on the laces with his fingers underneath. It goes back and forth like this several times.Matty Blast
Continuity mistake: When Bombay is out of the limo which is on the ice, he is reading his list of players. He says, "Conway, Charlie. Averman, Dave." There was a Dave on the team, but that was not Averman's first name.
Continuity mistake: The flashback in the film's opening sequence shows coach Riley telling Gordon, "If you miss this shot, you're not just letting me down, you're letting your whole team down". Later in the film when this flashback is revisited, Riley now says this sentence in reverse "If you miss this shot, you're not just letting your team down, you're also letting me down too".mightymick
Factual error: In the beginning of the movie when Gordon Bombay is coaching D-5, there would be no way this team would be permitted to play with the lack of and/or outdated hockey equipment. Goldberg has no goalpads, most of his skaters have no full facial protection, no shin pads and the use of bike and football helmets. From at least 1980 all minor hockey programs required kids to wear full face protection.
Coach Reilly: Why'd you turn against me, Gordon? For six years, I taught you how to skate, I taught you how to score, I taught you how to go for the "W." You could have been one of the greats! And now look at yourself. You're not even a has-been. You're a never-was.
Trivia: When Coach Bombay is talking to the old store owner guy while he sharpens a skate and whatnot, there is a picture of Mike Modano hanging up behind them. Modano was the Minnesota North Star's first overall pick in the 1988 entry draft. He even stayed with them when they moved to Dallas in 1993.
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