In praise of Bobby Ryan

In praise of Bobby Ryan
"The biggest thing is just his poise and his hands are unbelievable. I played with [Evgeni] Malkin and [Sidney] Crosby, and those guys are probably the two best in the league. Bobby's hands are right with those guys... He's a superstar in the making, it seems."
---Ryan Whitney, former Ducks defenseman

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ducks vs Dallas Stars

Not outplayed, not outshot, yet outscored. AGAIN. Our Ducks played their hearts out against the Dallas Stars, but were unable to get the numbers up on the scoreboard. Might it have something to do with the complete restructuring of the Duck's roster at the trade deadline?

Perhaps. There are a lot of new guys on the team, guys that our boys haven't played with before. Also, there are the Stanley Cup boys that we've lost, no longer there for physical and emotional support.

Whatever the explanation, all we can do is groan again at the miserable defeat. Newbee James Wisniewski managed a goal off a feed from Corey Perry. And my boy Bobby Ryan, wearing his new #9, made another set of slick moves with his sweet hands, deftly maneuvering the puck past two defenders, across the front of the crease, and in passed Marty Turco. That's another beauty for the highlight reel, and Bobby's 23rd of the season.

As I mentioned before... or maybe I just thought about mentioning it, my VCR failed to record this game so that's all I've got for this one! And maybe that's a good thing considering the heartbreaking loss.


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