D'Arcy from Winnipeg
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Ducks Win the Cup, Ottawa Wonders WTF?!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 3:28 PM
Well...if there was ever a game that young hockey players should watch to learn what NOT to do in a must-win game, game 5 of the Stanley Cup playoffs would be it. Ottawa made so many mistakes they looked like a group of Tim-Bits hockey players.

I sat here with a buddy watching the game, gasping in utter astonishment and shouting "That did NOT just happen" when Ottawa scored on themselves. Yes, one of the two teams that should have been the pinnacle of the league scored on their own net. Are you kidding me?!

Then there was the giveaway that led up to the last Ducks goal, where a horrendous pass IN FRONT OF THE NET got away from Ottawa and onto the stick of the Ducks player.

Ottawa apparantly forgot too that you don't score goals when you just pass the puck...you have to actually SHOOT the puck at the net.

But whatever...as a Canadian, it does suck that Ottawa didn't win the cup. But as a Manitoban, there's more ties to the Ducks.

- Teemu Selanne had his record-setting rookie season and subsequent breakout seasons with the Winnipeg Jets
- Randy Carlysle used to play for the Jets and for the past few years coached the Manitoba Moose
- Penner, Skinner...both from Manitoba

And obviously they had the right team to take it. Ottawa didn't. Ce la vie.

Now...bring on the CFL!

D


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# re: Ducks Win the Cup, Ottawa Wonders WTF?!

Wow buddy. Still holding onto the fleeting memory of the Jets. I think you need to get passed them. Maybe start cheering for a team that won't leave....like the Bombers (mostly because no one will take them). 6/6/2007 3:49 PM | Donald Belcham

# re: Ducks Win the Cup, Ottawa Wonders WTF?!

Yay for Anaheim! Everyone seems to forget that Edmonton now gets another first round pick because Anaheim won the cup....we will be good in another 4 years....you'll see....hey look over there its some whiskey! 6/6/2007 6:01 PM | Steven R

# re: Ducks Win the Cup, Ottawa Wonders WTF?!

If I was Chris Pronger here's what I'd do:

- Have a great picture taken with me and the cup
- Buy a years worth of space on a billboard somewhere close to the Edmonton arena
- Put picture of me with the cup up there with some smart-ass caption like "It sure is great to be a winner" or "This is as close to the cup as you're gonna get" or something of that nature.

;)

D 6/7/2007 12:02 AM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

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