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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Ducks Gameday—Canucks logo: Separated at birth?

Round Two, Game Three: (2) Anaheim Ducks at (3) Vancouver Canucks
(series tied 1-1, JavaGeek ‘odds’: ANA 57%)

Sorry, I thought when I started this 'separated at birth' theme with the Wild’s logo, it could be a regular feature. But when a logo is so obviously an killer whale, I can only do so much. If you want, you can vote in the comments, or offer a better alternative.

The Yankee Canuck posted a nice Hannibal Smith reference for his G2 post, but I refuse to be out-A-Teamed in this seven game series, so:

"I pity the fool who, uh, quack quack jibber jabber!"

The Canucks wanted a better result in G2, and even though it took a game-and-a-half, they got it. Time for the Ducks to respond. Vancouver will certainly be a different playing environment than the kick-back Honda Center, but this is essentially the same Ducks team that earned road splits or better in Calgary, Colorado, Edmonton, and Minnesota. They have dealt with hostile road crowds before; let's hope it can happen again.

Prediction: Ducks 4, Canucks 2. Goals by Selanne x2, Pahlsson, and Pronger.

Go Ducks.


Mike said...

Damn it! A Mr. T rubber duck is hard to compete with.

An A-Team war you want? An A-Team war you shall have my friend :)

RudyKelly said...

What's up with Selanne?

Mike said...

You almost called it man...funny neck had your 4-2 score but damn those empty net posts get in the way sometimes :)

Anonymous said...

Ducks seem to be veering between comfortably dominating and white-knucklingly allowing the 'nucks to hang around. The Ducks do seem to have some kind of mojo on Bobby Lou though. First period goals are key.

Earl Sleek said...

The Ducks do seem to have some kind of mojo on Bobby Lou though. First period goals are key.

Yeah, just going off the top of my head, I believe three times this year (one preseason, one reg. season, one postseason), the Ducks managed to score on Luongo on their first shot of the game. It's not the way Vancouver would like to play, and not something I hear happening to him a lot.

Mojo is good. Better the Ducks in Luongo's head than the other way around.

Sean Zandberg said...

What a lousy game. It never feels good to lose like that. It feels worse to have the worst PP in the NHL right now. I don't know if they can turn that around. If they can't, they are done like dinner.

Sal said...

Dude! That "Orca" movie. Priceless.

I say, bring back The Skate logo.

Sal said...

Oh, wait! That's not "Orca"...that's "Free Willy"!

Still priceless, though.