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Friday, January 04, 2008

Ducks Gameday—A typical Friday effort

Chicago Blackhawks (19-17-3, t-11th in west) at Anaheim Ducks (20-17-5, t-7th in west)

Sorry guys, it's Friday and I got home later than Rudy did last night. I got nothing.

I guess the only thing I'll note is that with Pahlsson on the shelf and Selanne on retirement row, the only European left on the roster is Swiss-born backup goalie Jonas Hiller. That means that in three of the last four games, the Ducks have featured Don Cherry's wet dream—all positions on the ice for an entire sixty-minute game were played by North Americans. I can't even think of one other NHL squad that is close to that.

In the spirit of multi-nationalism, then, here's a story about how influential Lauren Pronger is (I think).

Prediction: Ducks 3, Hawks 1. The Blackhawks are short rookie phenom Jonathan Toews and played and lost in Phoenix last night; seems way too ripe for an easy win. Still, the Ducks don't do easy wins this year—this will probably be a nail biter. I didn't get to watch the Kings beat up on the Hawks earlier this week, but as I told my kid brother, "I can see the Kings scoring 9 goals in a game more than I can see it from the Ducks." Goals by Pahlsson, Ryan, and Perry.

Go Ducks.


RudyKelly said...

I don't know why, but I just kind of assumed Francois Beauchemin was European. Maybe it's because he plays like a pussy.

Emily said...

I don't know if I can find peace in a world where Lauren Pronger is considered more influential in the NHL than the likes of Brett Hull, Alex Ovechkin, and pretty much anyone else that falls between 50-100 on that list.

Sherry said...

...I have that book. The whole entire thing is just brilliant :P

Earl Sleek said...

Aw, Frenchie is fine--he just needs a defense partner that will cover 96% of the ice. Then he can miss hip checks with the best of them. He was tough enough in '06, at least--beating the snot out of Iginla and knocking Brunette (and the Avs) right out of the playoffs.

As for Lauren Pronger, I don't care much about who's influential in hockey, but isn't this just so they could put a woman in the book? Whatever--you all can write up better lists for me and I'll equally ignore them.

I linked to that site because we're somehow in the sidebar. For some reason Finns really dig this site, despite my refusal to know anything about what Selanne's doing. BoC is getting more than 8 pageviews a day from Finland. Welcome, dudes.

Jonesy said...

BoC is getting more than 8 pageviews a day from Finland. Welcome, dudes.

Whoa, they're on to me...! Yeah, I think a lot of that is me... I suddenly started following NHL again during last year's playoffs and somehow discovered this blog. And it was awesome, so I've kinda been reading it ever since. Keep up the good work, guys!