Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Ducks are Lame

OK, here's why I hate the Ducks, in easy-to-digest (and more importantly, easy-to-write) bulleted list form:

  • I don't like it when a team loads up on superstars. Having Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger on the same power play is a little much, wouldn't you say? I mean, come on. And of course:

  • I don't like that Scott Niedermayer left the Devils for the Ducks, just so he could play with his brother. And what I don't like about that is that a) it's an unimpeachable reason to leave a team, and b) it has resulted in no Scott Niedermayer on the Devils. By the way, it's at least good to see that while the sweater has changed, the passionless, robotic demeanor has not. Hey, Scotty, you're finally playing with li'l Robby just like you wanted...crack a smile, for Christ's sake.

  • I don't like the way they gave Niedermayer the C just for signing. He's got no history with the team, no proven leadership abilities (even when in Jersey)...he's just scary talented. But fitness for the captaincy is something that's demonstrated on AND off the ice, and to make that decision before you even get to know a guy is lame. The Rangers did the same thing with Jagr. This is not a sales contest, and the C is not a Cadillac El Dorado. Lame.

  • I don't like J.S. Giguere. I think he's a mediocre goalie with an irritatingly dated nickname and more padding than Alberto Gonzalez's resume. Seriously, I haven't seen shoulders that bulky since The Golden Girls. The fact he won the Conn Smythe over Marty Brodeur (or ANY Devil) in 2003 is laughable.

  • Only he ain't laughin'.

  • I don't like that they think they're no longer the MIGHTY Ducks. Guys, you're not fooling anyone. The ghost of Joshua Jackson still haunts that dressing room, and we all know it.

So there you have it. Go Sens Go, I guess. Frankly, I haven't been this enthusiastic about picking a side since the '04 presidential election.


Jes GÅ‘lbez said...

Awwwwwwfully whiny for a fan of a team that's actually won the Stanley Cup in the last decade.

Oh, Scotty Nieds does have a history with the Ducks.
In 17 career games against Anaheim, he has 3 goals, 7 assists and +2. So, there!

Ben said...

Whiny? Me?

Ehh, you might be on to something there.

Mike Thompson said...

Salmon headers and now whining about Nieds and Giggy.

Are the winds-a-changing at AHF?

Eric said...

Finally--I agree with Ben.

Giguere is only as good as his equipment. Take away his inflated shoulder pads and you get Ron Hextall without the temper.

Ben said...

eric: Finally--I agree with Ben.

Dogs and cats, living together...mass hysteria!