Nov 4, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane and center Patrick Sharp walk into the East Room prior to an event honoring the 2013 NHL hockey Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks at The White House. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks Poll: Stanley Cup or World Series?

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#IsItOctoberYet?

Here is an updated countdown on the important dates for your Anaheim Ducks.

Preseason Opener (Sept. 22): 49 days

Season Opener at Pittsburgh (Oct. 9): 66 days

Home Opener vs. Minnesota (Oct. 17): 74 days

Teemu Tribute Night (Jan. 11): 160 days

The Anaheim Ducks have had two strong seasons the past two years and are primed for a third. After acquiring Ryan Kesler and adding some additional pieces this offseason, the Ducks’ roster appears to be set as they enter the 2014-2015 season.

Just across the Orange Freeway the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are in the midst of a successful baseball season. As of Aug. 2, the Angels have a 65-44 record and sit in second place in the American League West division. Behind the lethal combination of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, the Angels are a dangerous team as the season comes down the home stretch.

With both teams in Anaheim looking like strong championship contenders, the possibility of both a Stanley Cup and World Series championship loom in the near future. However it will take a valiant effort by both teams to accomplish their ultimate goal.

Speaking of the Stanley Cup and the World Series, which one is tougher to win?

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It’s a close one in my opinion. In baseball, teams must play through a grueling 162-game schedule before the calendar turns to October. Each game may come down to a matter of inches. Whether it’s a home run or foul ball, a called third strike as opposed to ball four, or one ace going against another, the game is in the balance on every single pitch.

But what about hockey? Another sport that could be decided by inches (see Game 4 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final) or simply “puck luck.” The intensity of every shift is extraordinary and the atmosphere inside an arena during the playoffs is unlike any other sport will ever see.

Which one do you think is tougher to win? A Stanley Cup or a World Series? Vote and comment below.

Which championship is tougher to win?

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