Ducks Get Pucked

I’m sure you can imagine the flood of shock I was assailed with last night.  I turned off my mobile phone.  I shut down the computer.  I crawled into bed and pulled the duvet over my head.

The Islanders scored three in about 12 nanoseconds, necessitating the reintroduction of Hiller, who was supposed to get a well deserved rest.  I’ve never seen a goaltender pulled off the ice so fast in my life.

A professional sports writer recently commented to me how amazing the Ducks can be when they are on their game and how much they look like a bad ECHL team when they aren’t.

Oh, how true.  How sadly true.

For all the gory details, please go elsewhere.

In a situation like this, Occam’s Razor can definitely be applied.  More commonly know as K.I.S.S. – KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID. 

We don’t want excuses, pathos, bad fights, sloppy goaltending, maladroit defense, ineffective offence, blow tyres, diving, lackadaisical skating or bad cheese.  We want to be proud of our team and cheer them on against all comers.  All this yo-yoing is giving all of us ulcers, indigestion, shingles and in some extreme cases cancer.

In other news, if you purchase a three game package, you get a free Ducks Snuggie.  Ain’t that special.

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