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Friday, May 11, 2007

Ducks Gameday—Wings logo: Separated at birth?

Round Three, Game One: (2) Anaheim Ducks at (1) Detroit Red Wings
(JavaGeek ‘odds’: DET 55%)

Now that we’re down to four teams, there’s literally dozens of writers covering the Ducks, so I’m not going to add too much today. I’ll get a much better feel for this series after watching G1.

In the meantime, I’ve been running this “Separated at birth” feature every series, so here goes: Which of these three candidates is the long lost twin of the ol' Winged Wheel?

You can vote in the comments, or recommend one of your own. (Previous ‘separated at births’: Minnesota and Vancouver)

Actually, I was so inspired by the Paratroopa that I went ahead and modified it a bit.

Nice smash, Mario!

Good sign for the Ducks: For the third series in a row, both Maggie the Monkey with her spinwheel and Forechecker with his spreadsheets are picking against the Ducks. I've got issues with both their methodologies, specifically as it pertains to biases against Anaheim, but I'm assured in the fact that they've each been wrong twice before. Maggie, in fact, picked against California every single chance she had this year--maybe a bad move, considering she's 6-2 in her other picks. Forechecker is 9-1 when not picking against the Ducks.

Prediction: Ducks 4, Red Wings 2. Goals by Selanne, Getzlaf, Pahlsson, and Marchant (empty-net). Amazingly, Brad May keeps up his astonishing streak of playing really good hockey only in the calendar month of May.

Go Ducks.


johnny said...

The Ducks are going to have a hard time getting away from that RED shell...haven't you ever played Mario Cart?

Miss. Scarlett said...

Paratroopa, cause I happen to drive a Honda and don't want any association with the Red Wings.

This is how much I dislike the Red Wings and Hasek...well, mostly Hasek. I'm even willing to root for the Ducks for the time being.

Earl Sleek said...

That's the spirit, Sherry! One can really come to love the Ducks, provided you can think of a reason to hate 29 other teams more.

Johnny, I have played entirely too much Mario Kart in my lifetime to be bothered by a paltry red shell. You can't touch me, man. I'm still using the invicibility star.

RudyKelly said...

Keep up the muckraking, Earl. We at Battle of California shall not rest until the world knows of the anti-California bias of Maggie the monkey. Just watch out for her goons; I got some poo slung at me yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I'm having a hard time hating on the Paratroopa. He's so stinkin' cute! I vote for the Snitch.

I'm still using the invicibility star.

Let's hope the Ducks are, too.

Wooster11 said...

And you need to remember, the red shell in Mario Kart isn't a paratroopa shell, just a red koopatroopa shell.

Speaking of Mario Kart, wouldn't it be awesome to have a bunch of banana peels on the ice while they play??

Earl Sleek said...

Good point on the koopa troopa clarification, Wooster.

I really love what our pregame analysis has come down to--probably an indication that we've been sitting around waiting for G1 for way too long.

Miss. Scarlett said...

One can really come to love the Ducks, provided you can think of a reason to hate 29 other teams more.

It's just more of a case of slim pickin's.

Clearly the blue spiked shell from Mario Kart 64 is better than the red shell. You want to take out the guy in front, that's what you go for.

Rick said...

Ducks 2 Wings 3. They take game two, three, four, and six.

PJ Swenson said...

Perry "lost" an edge and tumbles into Hasek, that did not take long.

Beerme said...

Sherry said...

Paratroopa, cause I happen to drive a Honda and don't want any association with the Red Wings.

Well now, that's yer problem. See in Detroyet we drive American cars.

BTW, aren't you Ducks fans even a little embarrassed by the bush-league antics of that team? The Wings scored on two PPs and if the game were called correct, there would have been many more.

Should be an interesting series. My bet is the refs won't be so kind in every game, tho'...