After an exhibition game against Norway, U.S. coach Herb Brooks, played by actor Kurt Russell in the movie, had his assistant coach line the players up at one end of the rink and makes them skate hard the entire length of the rink.
Hereof, was Herb Brooks a good coach?
Brooks was not a players’ coach. He worked his players relentlessly, wearing on them, making them hate him. It was simply his identity as a coach, and one that he would embrace at all his coaching stops. It’s no surprise that Brooks was good friends with Bobby Knight.
One may also ask, is the miracle movie accurate? Overall Miracle is a very accurate film and is not dishonest to the audience about the time period of the Cold War. The elements of the plot that were changed did not interfere with the understanding of history.
Similarly, what was the test Herb Brooks gave his players?
Brooks gave each prospect a psychology test to help him select a certain type of player. He wanted players who were open-minded, easily coached and willing to learn a new style of play.
How long did the miracle team skate?
More than 4,000 men auditioned for only twenty roles on the U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team in the movie. The scene where Brooks makes the team skate back and forth on the ice all night, after their 3-3 tie with Norway, was actually done by the real actors over a span of three days – twelve hours a day.