In case you did not know, possibly because you've been living under a rock after your wife/wi-fi left you, Honda Center has a new scoreboard. It has some high quality screens; so now you'll all get to see just how bald Getzlaf is in HD. Here's what it looks like:
Yes, that reads San Diego Gulls 5, Ontario Reign 2.
This is nice and all, but today we are gathered here to remember the old scoreboard. The scoreboard that brought you moments like the Ducks 9-1 win over Canucks. Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry mercifully scored 2 goals each that night. Even then-Duck Nick Bonino scored 2 goals and was arbitrarily named No. 1 star of the game.
It was 9 to 1.
We may be entering a new era with the new scoreboard, but some things never change.
The Canucks are still flaming hot garbage.
Since being re-aligned into the Pacific Division in the 2013-2014 season, the Canucks have won two of 10 games against the Ducks. The Ducks outscored the Canucks over those 10 games 36-13, including two shut-out wins. That's embarrassing for any team in the league, but now Canucks fans must watch their team get destroyed by their very own Kevin Bieksa. The life-long Canuck was asked to waive his no-trade clause after Vancouver decided it wanted to get younger and worse by signing Luca Sbisa to a three-year $10.8 million ($3.6 mil AAV) contract.
The Canucks have built a history of running quality players out of town, the list including Twitter God Roberto Luongo, better-than-Ryan-Miller goaltender Eddie Lack and of course Ryan Kesler. So, as we open this new season at Honda Center, take a moment to pity the Vancouver Canucks fans who will be watching the Sedin twins waste away on a team going nowhere with their only hope being that first-round draft pick bust Bo Horvat somehow drags the team into a first-round playoff loss.
Quack quack @kbieksa3— Ryan Kesler (@Ryan_Kesler) June 30, 2015
Ducks vs. Canucks
Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m. PST
Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
The Ducks score a lot of goals. The scoreboard looks NICE.