Anaheim Ducks – SoCal’s First Stanley Cup Champions

History was made in Anaheim, California tonight. The Anaheim Ducks became the first team on the West Coast to win the Stanley Cup in the NHL.

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The Ducks won the Cup in Fourteen Years, the Kings have taken over thirty years (even the years with Gretzky) and they have still not won the Cup.

If you have been following the bet that was placed between the Toronto Metroblog and the Anaheim/OC Metroblog, this now means Toronto will have to pay up with a nice picture of their captain wearing anything with a Ducks logo in front of a famous Canadian landmark. I’ll post the picture and the link to their posts when they deliver.

You have to hand it to Ottawa, they played tough and stuck with it almost until the end. Emery, one of the best goalies in the NHL, gave up some goals that are traditionally tough to block. The one goal where the puck went off his skate and into his own net, while tough to watch for Senators fans, was the goal that broke the Senators back.

So with the OC Register Special Section headline of “Impeachment” (You have to love that one, I’d thought I’d see that for the current President…) the Ducks made Southern California Sports History!

This is now going to make for a great game when the Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks play the Los Angeles Kings in London to start the ’07-’08 season. Ducks fans who suffered through the Eggplant and Teal of the Disney-era finally have something to hang over the heads of the suffering Kings fans 45 minutes to the north.

Go Ducks!

5 Comments so far

  1. arvin (unregistered) on June 7th, 2007 @ 9:18 am

    Big congrats from Metblogs Toronto!


  2. :: jozjozjoz :: (unregistered) on June 7th, 2007 @ 10:43 am

    Quack! Quack! Quack!


  3. Jayson Brown (unregistered) on June 7th, 2007 @ 7:49 pm

    This guy is awesome! Too bad the Sens lost.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=rLw4C0dpV3Y

    I wish more politicians were like this. Paul Dewar rocks!!!


  4. Mike Randall (unregistered) on June 7th, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

    That was great, Imagine if Senator Boxer wore a Ducks Jersey in the US Senate, that would be awesome!


  5. Jon (unregistered) on June 7th, 2007 @ 9:40 pm

    I would pay good money to see Barbra Boxer in any sports jersey! She’s a foxy ol’ broad!



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