Anaheim Ducks (3-4-0) at Jokerit Helsinki (I'm not exactly sure what this means), 9 am
Anaheim Calling and, holy hell! SBN doesn't have a Jokerit blog yet?!
This post is going to be pretty hasty, as I arrived back on Californian soil late last night. But still...
Anaheim Ducks Preseason Record by Couch Watchability
|Television or Video Feed Available?||GP||Record||GF/g||GA/g||GD/g|
|Yes, the game is watchable.||3||3-0-0||+3.33||-1.33||+2.00|
|No, it is radio-only.||4||0-4-0||+1.75||-5.25||-3.50|
The Ducks have been a pretty good team when watched from fans' couches -- players can feel the extra eyeballs on their backs and hustle extra hard as a result. They have not been very good when that option is unavailable, however -- Ducks players can sense when they're only being verbally described, and their motivation falters because of it. On that note...
REMINDER: #NHLDucks take on @JokeritHC Tuesday in an exhibition at 9AM PT. Radio call on http://AnaheimDucks.com & AM 830.
C'mon, Anaheim Ducks "tech" team: for the sake of the Ducks' success, next preseason televise them all!
Anyways, make sure to check out Spade's fanpost for the likely game lineup, and while I'm a bit too travel-weary this morning to draw something new, I've compiled a bunch of loosely-related old BoC images to help celebrate today's unique Finland-centric matchup. Enjoy!
That turtle street sign cracks me up -- so jovially unhelpful. That was actually back from my one visit to Helsinki back when I was a Mighty Ducks fan. Go memories.
Prediction: Some internet hero remembers that we live in the 21st century, finds us a video feed, and saves the day. Ducks 4, Jokerit 2. Two goals by Koivu and four goals by Selänne.