A couple posts ago, I wrote that I don’t have much to say about this team. Despite a coaching change we’ve seen more of the same. With the Blue Jackets’ shootout win last night, the Ducks officially slipped to 30th in the league standings; just another milestone on the road to a lost season.
At the beginning of November, I wrote here that if the Ducks continued to play the way that they did on that horrendous road trip through their upcoming homestand they would find themselves in a hole too deep to dig out of. I didn’t believe it would actually happen, but it did and there is no sign of change on the horizon.
I talk tough about the season being over on off days a lot now, but the thing about being a crazed fan is that it isn’t really that simple in the heat of the moment. The wins, few and far between as they are, mean less and the losses are just as frustrating. As such, it’s hard to get fired up enough to post on a daily basis. I have been keeping up with my contributions over at Anaheim Calling though. Here are the links to catch up with my work for them, if you’ve missed it.
Luckily, I’m not just a Ducks fan. I’m a hockey fan too, and besides the playoffs this is the best time of year to enjoy being a hockey fan. HBO’s 24/7 Flyers/Rangers Road to the NHL Winter Classic starts tonight. Last year’s season was such a work of art, there is some potential for dissapointment. It isn’t enough to be the same, there is prescedent; It isn’t groundbreaking in and of itself anymore; and as Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy has warned, there is a fear of growing inauthenticity in this season. Still, I have full confidence in it’s ability to restore my faith in the game Sidney Crosby’s return, as short lived as it was.
On a closing note, last week the DVD of last season’s 24/7 arrived and I noticed, as I started to watch the first episode for about the tenth time (at least), that the opening “Hockey Night in Pittsburgh” sequence had different music than it did when it originally aired. There must have been some kind of rights issues. I liked the original better, but I can live with it, since we don’t have to save four hours of HD DVR space for the first season anymore. The fact that I can pick that out at 1:30 AM probably shows how much of a nerd I am for this show, but I’m totally fine with that.
Happy 24/7 Premier Day, everybody!
“It seems like there’s going to be lots of murders. Make sure we have enough ambulances, huh?”