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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Explaining the finer points of hockey to a new generation of fans

I have no idea what I really want to say about the fact that the Ducks' owner, Henry Samueli, might or might not be going to jail. But in the meantime, here's a cartoon that might help explain things to younger fans.


Hell, I even did a PuckToon today also. Color me productive.

Go Ducks.

6 comments:

RudyKelly said...

Haha, awesome.

You guys are doing it wrong: you're supposed to have a felonious owner and then get purchased by a soulless conglomerate, not the other way around.

Earl Sleek said...

Yeah, I like this cartoon a lot. Cute, clever, and non-committtal.

I guess the weird thing in all this is I feel surprisingly unaffected by all of Samueli's troubles. I mean, I follow it a bit, because it seems important, but really it doesn't seem to matter much when it comes to putting a team on the ice and the other things that particularly matter to me.

I'm sure there's something down the road that will affect Ducks fans about this, but I dunno. Seems kind of distant at this point in time.

andrew said...

I mean, I follow it a bit, because it seems important, but really it doesn't seem to matter much when it comes to putting a team on the ice and the other things that particularly matter to me.

Not that it changes anything for you Earl, but I can tell you, it just might end up affecting the team. I had to watch the Sabres flail around for a couple of seasons after the Rigas' got thrown in the pokey. Until Golisano stepped in and bought the team it was a total clusterfuck. Losing seasons, league intervention, rumors of relocation, rumors of the team folding altogether, etc. It was pretty shitty.

I'm not saying that the same thing would happen to the Ducks. I'm just saying that if it did, that would be awesome.

Earl Sleek said...

Yeah, I have no real idea what the future holds for Anaheim ownership -- it could be that the league steps in, or maybe it's the case that Susan Samueli does the check-signing (I think that's the current arrangement?).

I'd guess a team sale is somewhere down the line, though. Whether it is clean or it's messy is anybody's guess.

Maybe we should start a Paypal account and put up a BoC bid.

Doogie2K said...

I'll kick in $5 if I get to change the nameplate on a certain defender's sweater to "Douchebag."

/obligatory Pronger shot

Earl Sleek said...

I'll kick in $5 if I get to change the nameplate on a certain defender's sweater to "Douchebag."

OK, but I'm subtitling it "Captain Elbows" -- based on my year-old comic.

The last comment in that post is pretty funny:

I think "humor" makes a much better defense mechanism than "denial".