Anaheim Ducks Gameday: We Have to Play Nice, Friends

Shea Weber just can't believe what was said about his team. Photo credit - Frederick Breedon

Predators @ Ducks, and Jer is very very sorry.

The last time the Ducks played Nashville, I said some hurtful things about the Predators' style of hockey. Some Nashville fans found this to be in poor taste and appear to have been highly offended by my statement. I would like to offer a sincere apology for calling Nashville hockey "boring."

No, seriously, apparenly calling something "boring" is enough to rustle some jimmies over at On The Forecheck. Don't believe me? Here's a couple of comments from readers over there:

Should we expect anything less from their "edgy" bloggers??? "Boring ass Nashville hockey" has resulted in a large share of Duck losses the last couple of years. Perhaps some solid Vince Gill-led chants railing against Perry are in order tonight.

by Rickyduckman on Feb 16, 2013 10:49 AM PST

Or how about...

Stick the word "ass" after boring and you instantly get EDGY writing!

by Lil cutie on Feb 16, 2013 10:29 AM PST

Look, I get that On The Forecheck has an apparently strict "PG-13" policy on their blog (really), so their commenters aren't used to the mean cruel world that adults have to deal with, in which naughty words fly around offending delicate sensibilities on a daily basis, but I found it pretty surprising that their commenters are so out of touch with the normal world that they think calling something "boring" counts as trying to be edgy. Calling something "boring" is not pushing the envelope, friends, and no reasonable person would think that this statement was going for shock value.

I should probably point out that the OTF editor who brought my comments to his readers' attention didn't seem too bent out of shape about them, but rather took them as the gentle, tame ribbing that they were. So take those two comments above with a grain of salt.

Anyway, since I don't want to be too edgy this time around, I'll just say "Go team! Have fun out there! Collect your Capri-Sun and orange slices at the end of the game."

Prediction: I'll be at tonight's game, that way I'm less likely to be put to sleep by Nashville's boring uh, creative style. So I predict that I stay awake, but Anaheim loses 34-2 because Nashville is just so dang good and their fans are very nice people.

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