Hockey fans will be pleased to see Clancy With the Puck under the tree?even after they get to the end and discover that the nail-biting ending isn't a happy one. It's the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the Hogtown Maple Buds are down 3?4, with four seconds on the buzzer, when their saviour appears: "Clancy strode across the ice; the crowd roared overhead." Animator Chris Mizzoni brings Dirty Thirties hockey to life with a helmetless Clancy taking the final penalty shot. "Down came his stick with fearsome might, a blur of puck and snow." Does he tie up the game? Well, if you've read "Casey at the Bat" you'll know how this ends, but look at the bright side: at least it's only Hogtown. Note: purchase price includes an animated short on DVD by author Mizzoni.
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