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Ducks Gameday: So Long, Devante Smith-Pelly

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Seeing Smith-Pelly off before tonight's Senators @ Ducks game.

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The Ducks are playing the Senators tonight, but as is typical for Ottawa, I'd like to talk about two other Canadian teams instead.

News broke yesterday that Devante Smith-Pelly was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Jiri Sekac. Some Montreal fans appear none too pleased with this trade, but I'm sad to see Smith-Pelly go.

And Smith-Pelly might also be a little sad about his new destination.

Smith-Pelly grew up in Scarborough, Ontario which Wikipedia assures me is in Canada. But more importantly, Scarborough is "is a district and former municipality within the eastern part of the city of Toronto."

Having grown up in what is essentially Toronto, I wonder if Smith-Pelly has any specific allegiances...

Uh-oh. Looks like the Raptors (who Smith-Pelly regularly speaks highly of) aren't the only Toronto team that is close to Smith-Pelly's heart.

Smith-Pelly is living his hell.

(You know, so long as his hell includes being paid millions of dollars for playing a game he loves in one of the game's most storied franchises and a current contender).

Gameday

Senators (20 - 31) @ Ducks (34 - 19)

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015, 7:00 PM PST

Honda Center

Prediction

Sekac scores 5 shorthanded goals tonight.