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Ep. 13: Grab bag! Shootouts, Team USA’s scouting, and announcer Josh

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It’s a special grab bag episode! Instead of one topic Mike, Tommy and Kevin did three quick hitters. First they discussed what the order should’ve been for the Ducks in the D2 shootout. Second was whether Don Tibbles made the right choices in constructing Team USA. Third was a debate about announcer Josh in D3 and his aptitude.

Show Notes:

Here’s the Mighty Ducks 2 shootout (kind of):

Don Tibbles’ assembly of newbies that was more for the marketing than for the winning the Junior Goodwill games:

Josh and Paul Kariya in D3:

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Josh actually mentions that Kariya is visiting friends in the Twin Cities area, so that’s why he’s in town. Contrary to what Mike thought, there is no mention that Kariya is an alumnus of Eden Hall.

Mike was also saying this was ’94. D3 was actually 96. He knows this, he was just thinking about Don Tibbles’ roster construction.

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Ep. 12: The rise of Adam Banks

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Mike, Tommy and Kevin track Adam Banks’ growth from evil kid on the Hawks to hero on the Ducks to varsity prankster to willing JV participant. It’s been quite a character arc. They also talk about Banks’ suspected drug use and Mike tells the story about how a lady at Target thought he was high.

Show Notes:

Adam Banks looking sinister in the first game between the Ducks and the Hawks:

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Phil Banks sitting in the Hawks section in the championship game:

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Banks pointing at the goal in the middle of a blowout game:

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Banks’ miracle recovery:

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Ep. 11: Uncovering Hans’ secret life

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Mike, Tommy and Kevin start with a discussion on Hans, his sport shop and the role his the youth hockey league before they pull the thread and discover the the old man’s secret life.

Show Notes:

You’ll probably need to listen to the slight talk about Hans in Episode 10.

Hans in the middle of the Ducks celebration:

The mean headline about a young Gordon Bombay: “Hawks’ Gordon Bombay misses penalty shot in O.T.” (Bombay actually tells Charlie later on that he missed the penalty shot at the end of regulation, but we’ll ignore that for now.) Hans’ response: “It’s important to remember the past.”

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Bombay did indeed ask for $15,000 from Mr. Ducksworth. Hans’ cash register shows only $7,242.08.

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Mike was wrong about Finland being a Scandinavian country. It’s a Nordic country but not a Scandinavian country, according to the great Wikipedia.

 

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Ep. 10: Deconstructing the Mighty Ducks’ hockey league and its playoff system

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Mike, Tommy and Kevin attempt to figure out how the league the Ducks play in operates and uncover some shady things. They also provide a definitive answer as to why the No. 8 seed Ducks didn’t play the No. 1 seed Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.

 

Show Notes:

Tommy got the group started on a discussion about how its a tradition for the state tournament to be held in the North Stars’ arena. Except now games were held there. Evidence:

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Mr. Ducksworth’s exact line: “Actually Phil is one of my oldest friends.” Tommy was wrong again.

450 North Hennepin Avenue. The distance between Lake Calhoun and 450 N. Hennepin Ave: 12 miles.

Adam Banks saying he’s from Edina, Minnesota

The district map:

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What we know:

The Ducks are District 5.

The Hawks are District 6. Hans points to the southwest corner of District 5 when he says the lake isn’t the boundary  anymore, right on the line of District 5 and District 6.

The Cardinals are in Coon Rapids, which is District 3. (If you look at the building the Ducks are in, it’s painted red and clearly says Coon Rapids.)

The Huskies are in Minnetonka, which is to the west, making them District 9.

Here’s the bracket:

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What we eventually agreed upon at the end was a North/South alignment for the playoffs, with the top half being the north and the bottom half being the west. Do that and everything makes sense.

Here’s the bracket with the seeding:

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Draw a line right down the middle and you have a north region — Districts 5, 2, 3, 10 — and a South region — 6, 4, 8, 7. Then District 9 and the undistricted team could be slotted in either region, depending on who makes the playoffs.

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Ep. 9: The many women in Gordon Bombay’s life

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Mike, Tommy and Kevin track Gordon Bombay’s dealings with women through the years and try to figure out what became of his many relationships. They also try to figure out if Bombay ever left behind his playboy ways and settled down.

 

Show Notes:

Minnehaha Park: 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. After the podcast, Mike did discover a Minnehaha, Washington, which is right by the Oregon/Washington border. If that was the place Gordon went, the greyhound bus trip makes a whole lot more sense.

Gordon Bombay and Maria’s first meeting:

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Maria Ellingsen a.k.a Marria a.k.a “Iceland Chick”: Born in Iceland.

“It’s not a shoe. It’s a loafer.”

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Ep. 8: Fulton Reed’s transition from street kid to Mighty Ducks leader

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Mike, Tommy and Kevin track Fulton’s Reed life from street kid to Mighty Ducks stalwart. Is he the true leader of the Ducks and deserving of the ‘C’? Also, the crew gives their theories on what happened to Fulton after the Ducks left Eden Hall.

 

Show Notes:

“People talk. It don’t mean nothing.”

Guy, Jesse and Fulton stealing the zamboni

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Two minutes for roping:

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Ep. 7: What is the pro potential of every Mighty Duck?

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Thanks to an email from one of you, Mike, Tommy and Kevin go through the Mighty Ducks roster and determine the pro potential for each player. Does Conway do enough to get himself drafted? Can Adam Banks put himself in position to be picked No. 1 overall?

 

Show Notes

Guy Germaine’s “superstar looks:”

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Andy Miele. Look at those college stats.

Here’s the most recent story of the U.S. women’s national team playing against, and losing to some boys high school teams.

The Josh Hamilton story, for those that don’t know it. 

Mike was wrong about how many high school players were taken in the 2000 draft. There were seven, but only two from Minnesota High Schools. Paul Martin was indeed the first high school player taken when the Devils drafted him in the second round, 62nd overall.

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Ep. 6: Who is the Mighty Ducks’ worst player?

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Mike, Tommy, Kevin look at the stats, the coaching, the tangibles and the intangibles as they try to figure out which person was the worst player on the Mighty Ducks.

 

Show Notes:

The D2 stats from Reddit user Flargalarg. 

Ken Wu had three points in D2: Two goals and one assists. He does not score in D3.

Goldberg’s save percentage in D2 was actually lower than what Mike said. It was .438.

Peter Mark after he lost Brown and allowed the Hawks’ third goal:

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Peter Mark gets pickpocket on the Hawks’ fourth goal:

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Averman’s goal and three assists were from the first two movies combined. He also added two assists in D3 when the Warriors play the Blake Bears.

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Ep. 5: Breaking down the media covering the Ducks

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Mike, Tommy and Kevin actually do some research. They figure out what the articles written about the Ducks actually say and break them down with their journalistic eyes. They also theorize on how the media affects the Ducks’ psyche.

 

Show notes:

Let’s Play Hockey: Real magazine.

Article No. 1: Ducks tie Cardinals, 2-2:

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(Notice “Germaine” spelled wrong in the headline.)

The inside article: “Panthers season in jeopardy”, with a story on the mysterious Adam Garin.

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After the Ducks beat the Huskies:

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Article No. 3, after the Ducks advance to the semifinals:

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Article No. 4: The preview of the Mighty Ducks-Hawks matchup with the sweet photo of Reilly and Bombay:

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The recap of the championship game in D2:

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“USA DOWNS TRINIDAD” and it’s filler text:

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Ep. 4: Is the Connie and Guy relationship good for the Mighty Ducks

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Mike, Tommy and Kevin talk discuss the Connie and Guy relationship: Is Connie playing Guy? Does it last or were there signs of the end in D3? How would a break affect the locker room dynamic?

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Show Notes:

Guy and Connie having an intense 12-year-old make out session in D1:

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Connie getting in Guy’s face after the tie with the Blake Bears:

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The fall of the relationship? The Connie and Guy argument when the freshman team released the fire ants on the varsity:

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