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

Thursday, May 21, 2009

In the meantime

I'm listening to Game 3 of the Pens/Canes Conference finals series, and Evgeni Malkin just scored his first career hat trick. Listening to the excitement of the radio commentators, I'm totally stoked for Malkin (his parents are shown on the big screen, hugging and kissing in elation, while they clean up the hats on the ice), but at the same time, I have a sick, sad feeling in the pit of my stomach.

Like my buddy and Ducks official blogger Adam Brady wrote, "watching playoff hockey right now is kind of like watching your ex-girlfriend make out with another guy." Especially since our Ducks were SO. CLOSE. And I'll admit it. If they'd beaten the Red Wings, the rest of the playoff matchups wouldn't have been as challenging.

All downhill from there, as they say.

But instead, our boys have gone their separate ways to start their summers. I've been watching the exit interviews, reading about the decisions that the Ducks Suits have to make this summer. It's hardly enough Duck to take away the hockey withdrawal. I'll take it for now, but I'll admit I'm already itching for next season.

So now my question becomes, what to do with this space until the season starts up again. There won't be any games to chronicle, but I'll still bring around pictures, news bits, commentary... maybe I'll ask a few Duck buddies to be guest writers. That kind of thing.

The season may be over, but I'll try to keep us all going until training camp!


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