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Anaheim Ducks Gameday: 8 Years is a Pretty Long Time

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In honor of Getlzaf's and Perry's new 8-year contract extensions, we take a look back at what was happening in 2005

Since every non-Ducks fan hates Perry so much and would never tolerate him coming to their team, we've done everyone a favor a decided to keep him. Photo credit
Since every non-Ducks fan hates Perry so much and would never tolerate him coming to their team, we've done everyone a favor a decided to keep him. Photo credit
Harry How

Earlier this week, it was announced that Corey Perry would be following the path of Ryan Getzlaf and had accepted an 8 year contract extension with Anaheim, shattering the dreams of fans from just about every other team who like to whine about what a horrible person Perry is while secretly wanting more than anything to have snagged him during free agency this off-season. Better luck in 8 years, chumps.

Being that you are stuck in a dead-end office job, your youth long slipped away, the years just fly by and the past decade went by in a depressing blur for you. So it doesn't feel like it, but 8 years is actually a long time. And to prove this to you, I thought we could go back 8 years in time to 2005, and see just what exactly was going on nearly a decade ago.

Maybe that will put some things in to perspective for you, and show you just how much more of your life you've let slip away without even knowing it.


  • February 10 – North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the United States.
  • February 14 YouTube is founded.
  • February 16 – The Kyoto Protocol goes into effect, without the support of the US (nor Australia).
  • April 2 – Pope John Paul II dies
  • April 19 – Pope Benedict XVI succeeds Pope John Paul II
  • May 31 – Deep Throat's identity is revealed by Vanity Fair to be Mark Felt.
  • August 29 – George W. Bush announces he does not care about black people, Hurricane Katrina kills at least 1,836 people.
  • September 30 – Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in a Danish newspaper, causing a lot of backlash.
  • October 1Photojournalist Stephen Dupont films U.S. soldiers burning 2 dead Taliban militias' bodies, causing a lot of backlash.
  • October 8 – Kashmir earthquake kills about 80,000 people.
  • October 19 – The Trials of Saddam Hussein begin.
  • October 24 – Rosa Parks dies (really? she was alive that recently?!?)
  • November 13 – Andrew Stimpson, a 25-year-old British man, is reported as the first person proven to have been 'cured' of HIV
  • November 30 – Surgeons in France carry out the first human face transplant.

And that's some shit that happened. I don't know, other stuff probably happened too, but you didn't even read that short list up above, so why would I go on.

History sure is fucking weird, isn't it?

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The two best teams in the league meet again tonight. Last time it was decided by a shootout; this time it will be decided by a juggling competition. Too bad for Anaheim, as Perry is like their best juggler and he's still serving his suspension.

Prediction Ducks win 6-5 in the juggleout.