Why do you not give a damn about your hockey team? Why do you not show them any due respect? Oh and...What are the Ducks gonna do when Pronger gets suspended, as he should?
The Ducks of Anaheim, formerly known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim have been one of the most successful hockey teams in recent years. Beyond the three Western Conference Final appearances and beyond the Stanley Cup your team has one of the best young talent pools that the NHL has to offer. Your depth and the future of your team may only be surpassed by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Getzlaf and Perry are so dominate at such a young age that in 3 - 5 years these kids will be carrying the franchise...but it may not be in Anaheim!
Start showing up to games, start staying at the game until the end of it regardless of the outcome. Show the team that you give a damn because it makes me sick that places like Anaheim cannot give away tickets to playoff games. During the series against the Canucks the Vancouver fans that we in attendance were louder than the Ducks fans, the only reason the Ducks fans sounded so loud was the fact that the Ducks goal horn is turned up so freaking loud that it probably drowns out the screams of the kids on the rides at Disneyland.
In case you didn't notice (which I am willing to bet that you didn't) the NHL recently went through a lockout...and from that lockout they instituted a salary cap. That salary cap means that once Getzlaf and Perry are up for new contracts, the Ducks will not be able to keep their team together. Pronger and Neidermayer already make $6 million plus, Getzlaf and Perry will probably make at least $3 -$4 million. Give your head a shake, wake up, if you do not want the team ...your actions are speaking loud and clear...Mr Bettman this is embarassing to your game to have a franchise like this in your final four. As the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (or whatever they are called now) go through their 165 game schedule the Ducks are sitting there, 3 victories from their second Stanley Cup Final appearance in four years and no one gives a damn. My give a damn is busted, the NHL will continue to suffer if franchises like this continue to hold back the growth of the game.
Oh and Chris Pronger was lucky to remain in the game...Neidermayer took a bullet for him, thank goodness for television. Expect a suspension to be announced tomorrow morning, if not, it will explain the absurdity of this league and its leadership.
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Date Time Matchup
Fri., May 18 6:00pm PST Plymouth @ Vancouver
Sat., May 19 1:00pm PST Medicine Hat @ Lewiston
Sun., May 20 1:30pm PST Vancouver @ Lewiston
Mon., May 21 5:00pm PST Medicine Hat @ Plymouth
Tues., May 22 5:00pm PST Lewiston @ Plymouth
Wed., May 23 7:30pm PST Vancouver @ Medicine Hat
Thurs., May 24 7:30pm PST Tie Breaker Game (if required)
Fri., May 25 5:00pm PST Semi Final Game
Sun., May 27 1:00pm PST Championship Game