Here is an updated countdown on the important dates for your Anaheim Ducks.
Preseason Opener (Sept. 22): 50 days
Season Opener at Pittsburgh (Oct. 9): 67 days
Home Opener vs. Minnesota (Oct. 17): 75 days
Teemu Tribute Night (Jan. 11): 161 days
Yesterday the Anaheim Ducks announced that they will retire Teemu Selanne‘s No. 8 on Jan. 11 vs. the Winnipeg Jets, the team Selanne began his career with back during the 1992-1993 season.
This event has already drawn an enormous amount of attention in Orange County and around the hockey world. Selanne will go down as the greatest player in Ducks’ franchise history. He owns the all-time lead in nearly every offensive category, including games played, goals, assists, points and playoff goals.
“The Finnish Flash” has been a fan-favorite in Anaheim since he was acquired from the Jets back in 1996 and will continue to be the first thing fans think of when the words “hockey” and “Anaheim Ducks” come up in conversation.
Teemu Tribute Night will certainty be a hot ticket and should be one of the most memorable nights in franchise history as Selanne’s jersey will be the first in the rafters at Honda Center.
However, let’s play a game of “Would You Rather?”
Would you rather attend Teemu Tribute Night or be in the seats at Honda Center during a Ducks Stanley Cup Final game?
Teemu Tribute Night is a once in a lifetime event, but a Stanley Cup Final game is a Stanley Cup Final game. The Ducks have appeared in the Final only twice (2003, 2007) and won the Cup once (2007).
With a stacked roster next season, the Ducks have a great opportunity to make it to the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in franchise history.
But if you had to choose one to go to, which would it be?
If there was a guarantee that the Ducks were going to the Stanley Cup Final next season, would you save your money for that or go see Selanne’s special night?
I know what I would do, but we want to hear what you think. Vote and comment below.
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