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Open Gameday Thread: Edmonton Oilers @ Anaheim Ducks

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Edmonton Oilers
@ Anaheim Ducks

Monday, Mar 5, 2012, 7:00 PM PST
Honda Center


Radio: AM 830 KLAA

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What a weekend. The highs and lows of being a sports fan. They never get old, do they? My mom, she doesn’t get it. Whenever my dad and I were upset about our team losing a game she’d always say, "They can’t win them all. It wouldn’t be any fun if they did." I don’t need to tell you but she’s obviously not a sports fan.

No, I suppose they can’t win them all, but right now, it is exactly what we’re hoping for. And little does she know, it would feel freaking incredible if they did. It is all part of the wonderful things that come out of watching live sports - you just never know what is going to happen. You are going to see something you’ve never seen before - guaranteed. Amazing things, like Teemu Selanne cementing his place in history or, lately, Sheldon Brookbank scoring goals.

As Ducks fans, we’ve gotten to witness something pretty fantastic. This team seemingly didn’t stand a chance just two months ago. I definitely had written the season off for worse and wasn’t expecting them to be anywhere near the discussion of the post season.

With only 16 games remaining and every point crucial, the Ducks find themselves with a great opportunity at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton, cemented firmly in 14th, is probably looking at another quality draft pick in their future. Meanwhile, the Ducks are looking for a sucker of a team to allow them to score a few goals and get on a roll to finish out this final month of hockey. Which is exactly what we need tonight - someone, preferably the guys who get paid the big bucks, to score some damn goals.

I really hope this team invested in a Costco sized bottle of ketchup.