Chris Nilan talks NHL film, fighting, recovery. Chris . It was second nature to me. The movie, which also talks about enforcers Marty Mc.
Alex Gibney's no-holds-barred documentary portrait of hockey legend Chris 'Knuckles' Nilan. I RECOMMEND to you nice site to watch movies. This is a great movie for hockey fans. Covering the life and penalty minutes-laden hockey career of Montreal Canadien Chris 'Knuckles' Nilan.
Sorley and Bob Probert, opens Friday in New York. Playbook had a chance to talk with Nilan about his rise in hockey, his descent into drug addiction and how he turned his life around.
How did you get involved in this project? I had just gotten out of drug and alcohol treatment and talked to them the next day. After they interviewed me, they considered me the central figure of this movie. I had some time on my hands, and I trusted these guys. What do you think of your career??
This is all I ever wanted to do as a kid. I grew up watching the Boston Bruins and Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito. Fighting was very easy for me.
I knew that's what my role was. Winning the championship was incredible. I just rolled with it. It's part of my nature to be an aggressive guy. That how I grew up in Boston and how I played on the ice.
The Bruins were my role model. They were a tough team. I wasn't a pushover in my neighborhood. I think there is a place for it in the game if it's used properly. You need to protect your own guys. Can it be done away with? But what would the results be?
I think there would be more injuries because if you hit someone and nothing happens, who pays a price for that? Someone has to answer for that. Back in the day, we had to police ourselves. Today, the league is trying to police it. It was very emotional for me to watch. It brought back a lot of negative stuff in my life. I saw the pain I put my mom and my dad through.
And now your recovery. How are you doing today? I'm comfortable in my own skin. I ended up in a bad place, and I lost myself. I started learning about alcohol and drug addiction.
Chris Nilan; Born February 9, 1958 (age 58) Boston, MA, USA: Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) Weight. Known as 'Knuckles,' he was famous for his propensity to fight. Find Chris Nilan stats, teams, height, weight, Position: Right wing. Sports Reference; Baseball; Football; Basketball; Hockey; Olympics; Soccer; Blog.
Hard life of hockey enforcers on display in documentary. Chris 'Knuckles' Nilan is the most powerful figure in 'The Last Gladiators. Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org Home welcome home! Chris “Knuckles” Nilan. Chris 'Knuckles' Nilan has not punched people for a living for more than two decades, but the passage of time has done little to dull. Nilan, who was known as Knuckles.
I got to the other side. I didn't have opportunities to do anything when I was messed up. No one wants to deal with someone like that.
I now have people that have faith in me and willing to give me a second chance at life. I'm working on radio in Montreal.
I started an anti- bullying campaign and have spoken to about 1.