The Anaheim Ducks season was rough, but there were still plenty of wonderful memories made. The staff at Pucks of a Feather is sharing their favorite moments of the 2018-19 season.
Do you guys mind if I open up for a sec? Okay, thanks. A little about me: I’m a ’95 baby so, obviously, I missed the Anaheim Ducks very first home opener against the Detroit Red Wings. I didn’t really have a lot of exposure to hockey in my area growing up. Outside of the Mighty Ducks cartoon that aired on Toon Disney every Saturday (how’s that for a throwback?) I didn’t really see the Ducks like that on TV but I fell in love with the cartoon and thus the team, once I found out they were a real thing.
As a kid I missed out on a lot of milestones in the teams history. I missed out on the ’03 run as well as the ’07 championship run. I eventually rediscovered the team during the 2013 season and I’ve been rocking with the Ducks ever since. I can thank the “How The West Was Won” and the Anaheim Ducks 2007 Championship videos on YouTube for getting me up to speed on the team’s historic milestones.
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Enough about me though. Going to the 25th Anniversary home opener was super special to me because I really love this team with all my heart and I always jump at the chance to go to a game even though I live super far away at the moment. During the Orange Carpet before the game, I got autographs from Brandon Montour, John Gibson, Troy Terry, Guy Hebert, Cam Fowler, and the legendary “lazy boy” himself, Jakob Silfverberg.
You guys already know, and if you didn’t allow me to inform you, I’m a huge Silfverberg fan, so I absolutely melted when homeboy stopped by and signed my jersey. I also copped a Rickard Rakell shirt and one of those I was there pucks from the team store. Later that night, I actually got a picture with Guy so that was a nice add on for an already fantastic evening.
Going to a Ducks game is always great but seeing them play in those new Mighty Duck 3rd jerseys was even better. Thankfully in this home opener we didn’t have to face an all-powerful Detroit team because they usually had our number back then. It was a good game watch. It was great to see Silfverberg get the first of many goals live and in person. It was also good to see Troy Terry win the game in shootout similar to how he did for Team USA in the World Junior Championship back in 2017. All around, it was great to be able to go see it live and it’s definitely a home opener I’ll never forget.
Let’s move on from 2018-19 on the right foot. Let us know what your favorite moment was from the 2018-19 season by leaving a comment for us in the comment section below, or finding us on Facebook or Twitter.