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Blog 2 - Tuesday, April 14
So the Ducks are playing San Jose in the first round. In my opinion, this is far better than us playing Detroit.
There is a poll on the Ducks Web site that shows a 60-40 split between who fellow Ducks fans would ideally take on in this first round. I'm interested to know your thoughts on the upcoming games and why you are for or against the Ducks facing off against San Jose, as opposed to Detroit.
I’m also curious to hear your predictions for the first round and what your ultimate match up would be for the 2009 Stanley Cup Final. Obviously it had better include the Ducks facing off against someone or I'll be forced to bring out my ninja skills!
My personal dream matchup would be Ducks vs. Caps so I can harass my friend Joe when we beat them. Actually, now that I think about it I may have to demote Joe to ex-friend. I really have no other choice.... just kidding…sort of.
Hope you guys have your tickets set for next week! Can't wait to get to the first home game!
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You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals