Should the Anaheim Ducks follow the trend and get their own team dog to start the 2019-20 season?
Everyone loves puppies; they’re soft, cute, and extremely cuddly. It’s no wonder the recent trend in the NHL has been team dogs. During the 2018-19 season, the New York Rangers introduced their newest and most adorable team member, Ranger. However, the trend didn’t really start to take off until the St. Louis Blues introduced their yellow lab, Barclay, to the NHL world. With more and more teams following the trend, is it time for the Anaheim Ducks to get a team dog of their own?
Several of the Anaheim Ducks players already have adorable dogs we have already fallen in love with. Rickard Rakell‘s two dogs, Stella and Heinz, have stolen our hearts on Instagram. How can you not love Hampus Lindholm‘s adorable buddies, Bo and Leo? Moose Manson has also been a big help to Josh Manson and his training regimen.
However, a team dog would offer the team a different sense of responsibility, as it has for several other NHL teams over the past year. The St. Louis Blues have the best story. After adopting Barclay, they went from the worst team in the league to winning the Stanley Cup. Coincidence? I think not!
While a team dog may not lead the Anaheim Ducks to win the Stanley Cup, there are still several benefits to following this trend. Some people may not think the team is ready for this responsibility, but it is quite likely that a dog could change the Anaheim Ducks for the better.