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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Pre-Game Jitters

"Hold me, Teemu. I'm scared."

I'll tell ya, these last few days have been nutty. I go from hopelessly optimistic to brutally realistic in a matter of moments. Guinness will definitely help me in this regard.

Some useless stats that help confuse the issue. Throw them out the window as soon as you read them.

The Ducks are 0-4 in Game Fives, but 4-0 in Game Sixes and 2-1 in Game Sevens. Most of that has come within the past 2 playoff runs.

J.S. Giguere, thanks to the Wild, has his best numbers in the Western Conference Finals. In 17 periods he has played in the WCF, he has allowed goals in only 2 of them.

This is the Ducks 4th trip to the playoffs, and this we have been eliminated in every other round but this one.

So now that everything is properly jinxed, here's our symbol of hope (I did some web hunting).

"I pity da fool who, uh, quack quack jibber-jabber!"

I know it's lame, but be glad I didn't use this guy to rally around.


jon said...

Don't see much representation from the North lately eh? The BoC has sadly become a one man blog about a drinking fan who watches hockey.

Earl Sleek said...

Naw, they've shut themselves in.

They're better than the Acid Queen, however, who appears to suffer from the belief that the 'Canes win only when she doesn't watch. That's a tough position to be in.

You'd better want to watch games this late, win or lose.

jon said...

I seem to recall that Mike Winters from Covered in Oil seemed to believe the same thing during this regular season. It didn't pan out in the end though, fortunately for him.