Terror on the Pond! It's a horde of bloodthirsty Ducks vs GMC! Can Coach Bombay direct Saku to delicious revenge, or will it be fiesta time for the Habs? Coming soon to a tv near you!
Programming note: This won't be as full of Oscar talk as you think, since I've boycotted the Academy since they stole Best Supporting Actor from the fat kid who plays Jewish goalie Goldberg in the Mighty Ducks franchise. Ordinary People over Raging Bull looks like complete common sense next to that travesty.
Opening credits: 8:00 pm in Anaheim at the Honda Centre (aka the Pond). Live on RDS as always. Habs had the big win in LA last night, Ducks got whitewashed by the Coyotes 4-0. Oh, perfect. Now they're pissed.
Names above the title on the marquee: You know, the stars. Habs have two hot goalies? Seems so. Ducks have strongest Swiss fortifications this side of Konigstein Fortress in Jonas Hillier. Low scoring? Not if GMC, Pleks, or Gold Medal Ducks Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Scott Niedermayer and silver medalliet Bobby Ryan have anything to say about it.
Guys hanging around the catering truck, hoping not to get fired: Let's see ... I don't think Andrei looks fully back yet. Habs defence still a patchwork quilt of hanging on for dear life. Our old friend Chips is still minus 12 and pointless in 3. Did the trade rumours get to James Wisniewski? He's pointless in 4. Actually, when you get shut out in your last game, hot is kind of in the eye of the beholder.
Off the project due to creative differences: Squid and the Urologist keep this space warm. Mad Max still sitting in the corner for a few more games. Ducks major loss is Joffrey Lupul, out after back surgery.
Straight to video things you might not care about: Ducks are in a scrap for a playoff birth in the West and have been busy trading. They have former Leaf malcontent Jason Blake, Lubomir Vishnovsky and Joey MacDonald in the flock now, and Coach Bombay figuring out the district lines changed to get Adam Banks up front was a stroke of genius. Watch out for the triple deke after the flying V attack, because that's a game-changer.