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The Top 50 Coyotes and Movies of All-Time Resumed

June 21, 2020, 2:27 PM ET [17 Comments]
James Tanner
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The Arizona Coyotes are a legendary franchise.

One of the "Original 30" and such a popular destination for free agents that the league (possibly out of jealousy) once took over ownership.

In Phoenix, we have a saying (I assume, as a Canadian who is allergic to heat and right wingers, I have never actually been there) and that saying is "Legends are Legion" and it's in reference to all the legends who have graced the franchise.

We are talking Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Marian Hossa, Chris Pronger, Curtis Joseph, Phil Kessel, and Keith Tkachuk.

And so what if our arena is built on an Indian burial ground? How many times do you want us to apologize for Don Maloney, Scorpions, or Jeremy Roenick?

Anyways, I say all this stuff in anticipation of the 13th entry on our top 50 countdown.

We started months ago with Martin Hanzal, the man who holds the Guinness World Record for most pelvises shattered by a butterfly (one).

We last left off with Daniel Briere.

Today we salute #13 Radim Vrbata.

Vrbata is a great guy (I assume) and even though he played thrice times with the Coyotes I never could learn to spell his name properly.

Still, that's on him and his lack of respect for vowels.

Easily one of the best Coyotes ever, Vrbata once scored a hot 35 and 62 points back in oh-11.

Good times!

4th all-time in points.

3rd all-time in goals.

8th all-time in games played.

Yeah, I probably should have ranked him higher, but this list combines actual achievements with the Coyotes along with career potential, name brand recognition and my own personal bias.

Vrbata is 13th all time. All hail him.

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Top 50 Movies

50: Limitless
49: Oh Brother Where Art Though?
48: Role Models
47: the Rock
46: Mission Impossible Franchise
45: Nicholas Cage Man Tetrology
44:Heat
43: The Art of Self Defense
42:Walk Hard
41: The Winter Soldier
40:Taken
39: The 6th Day
38: Groundhog Day
37. The Batman Trilogy - Christopher Nolan
36: Jackie Brown
35: Gremlins
34: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
33: Speed
32: Adventure Land
31: Eyes Wide Shut
30: Semi Pro
29. Endgame/Ragnorak Trilogy
28. Baby Driver
27: Next
26: Keanu
25:Annie Hall
24: Catch Me If You Can
23: Serpico
22: Pop Star: Never Stop Stopping
21: Passenger 57
20: The John Hughes Trilogy
19: MacGruber
18: Source Code
17 Live. Die. Repeat
16. The Lethal Weapon Franchise
15: Paycheck
14: The Fugitive


13: The Prestige

You best believe that I am going to rank a movie that combines Christopher Nolan and David Bowie very highly.

The Prestige is one of the only movies with a twist ending that an idiot couldn't see coming from ten miles away and which isn't total B.S. People seemed to be upset about the ending without considering that it was doing exactly what magicians do.

If we take away my love for high cheese action movies, I would honestly have to consider ranking this #1, but this list isn't about great movies so much as it's about my favorite, and so the #1 factor is always fun and re-watchability.

This is the best Christopher Nolan movie, but really, I could have put all of his movies on this list. Or at least most of them.

For fun, here is my Christopher Nolan rankings:

1. Prestige
2. Batman Trilogy
3. Memento
4. Following
5. Inception
6. Interstellar
7. Dunkirk
8. Insomnia
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