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Bill Fichtner - A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Thursday, 05.14.2009 / 4:12 PM / NHL Celeb Blogs

By William Fichtner - Special to NHL.com

Blog 4 - Thursday, May 14

First things first, no team in this League has made more out of the opportunities that have come their way than the Anaheim Ducks have. I don’t feel like they’re ever out of a game. I mean, come on, these Ducks are like a gift that keeps on giving.

So, here we are. Game 7. Detroit. Wow.

Listen, I’ve heard the excitement about the possibility of having three of the Original Six in the Conference Finals and now that Pittsburgh has worked their magic in D.C. the fourth will be a favorite cousin hailing from the first expansion. No doubt, I get how cool that is. But nostalgia aside, we all know when it comes to Game 7’s anything can happen. So if that So-Cal team with a heart the size of Saskatchewan can find its way to victory, well... then it’s time to make a new memory.

I guess you could say it all comes down to this moment but I kind of feel they’ve been living that way for a month now. Moment to moment. Win or lose they couldn’t let me down if they tried. You know what I’m thinking? Oh yeah!

GO DUCKS GO!

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Author: William Fichtner | Special to NHL.com

Quote of the Day

I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82