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Ducks Gameday: Taunts

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Things that ruin hockey for everyone, apparently. Ducks @ Blackhawks.

I am not really sure what is happening here. Photo credit
I am not really sure what is happening here. Photo credit
Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

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Anaheim Ducks
@ Chicago Blackhawks

Friday, Dec 6, 2013, 5:00 PM PST
United Center

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On Tuesday the Blackhawks lost to the Dallas Stars. A lot of Hawks fans are pretty upset, and not just for the obvious reason of losing to an inferior opponent (I know how that goes), but because of something Stars forward Antoine Roussel did after he scored what would stand to be the game winning penalty shot goal:

While I'm clearly no fan of any of the atrocities Texas has to offer, I'm even less of a fan of people whining about the "sanctity of the game" and similar bullshit whenever something like happens, or if a a player celebrates a goal a little too much, or scores too awesome of a goal.

So let Roussel gloat. Let him taunt fans. And let him do it in an opposition arena.

In fact, I hope every Ducks player to score against Chicago tonight has a 20 minute choreographed dance party in celebration of their goal. I hope it includes 3 minutes of jumproping at center ice and middle fingers to everyone in the crowd. I hope Joe Thornton shows up out of nowhere to show his cock. I hope the Ducks bench crew keeps a fog machine on hand ready to go after a goal to add some aesthetics to the routine.

And I hope it makes Chicago fans angry. I hope they start frothing at the mouth, and they spit in rage as they scream at Anaheim. I hope the spit gets all over the stands, and people start slipping on it and injuring themselves and some fans maybe die.

And I hope it destroys hockey forever.

Anyway, here are some other great times when players have taunted fans in some other team's barn that hockey somehow managed to survive.

Claude Giroux teases Penguins fans

Scott Hartnell imitates Hulk Hogan

Andrew Ference Flipping off Montreal fans after scoring

Brendan shanahan mocks fan

Max Talbot shushes Philadelphia Fans

Gameday Prediction

Everything I described above actually happens, except unfortunately Joe Thornton never shows up :(

Classic Moment

To help commemorate the Ducks' 20th year this season, each gameday I'll be posting a clip of a classic moment from the team's history against that night's opponent. Here is today's...

Here's a cool writeup from a 1997 Mighty Ducks @ Blackhawks matchup:

Mighty Ducks 4, Blackhawks 3

Anaheim Minus Selanne Adds Up To Loss For Hawks

March 29, 1997|By Rich Strom, Tribune Staff Writer.