Mike, Tommy, and Kevin ring in the inaugural Quack Attack Podcast with the discussion on the actions on Gordon Bombay in D1. Does he learn from his mistakes? Or is he still kind of a douche? A deep discussion on how much should be expected of Bombay and how fast it should be expected ensues.
The size of Hans’ Sport Shop. Is it a drug front?
Welcoming the Ducks:
Mike was wrong about the final player on the ice for the penalty shot. The five on the ice were Conway, Germaine, Moreau, Averman and Peter Mark, not Karp. Peter Mark and Karp are basically on the same level, so no harm done. The final scene:
The case for Gordon Bombay not learning anything at all
- He doesn’t believe in his team’s players. All he does is pull in ringers, from Fulton Reed to Tommy and Tammy Duncan to Adam Banks.
- He found a technicality in the rules in order to rip Adam Banks away from his friends and then refuses to agree to a deal that seemed to be best for the kid. He eventually loses his job because he didn’t want to admit he was wrong.
- Everything he does is in an effort for him to look better.
- His selfishness shows when he puts his name ahead of the Mighty Ducks on the jumbotron at the North Stars game.
- He’s trying to win now instead of actually developing players like Fulton.
- He quits after the Mighty Ducks refuse to play for him. One sign of adversity and he’s out the door.
- He gives Charlie the penalty shot just because he’s banging Charlie’s mom.
- He bails on the kids at the end of the film by leaving for the minor leagues.
The case for Gordon Bombay being a changed man
- He helped a bunch of underprivileged win a championship.
- He supposedly learned life lessons and taught them to the kids.
- Getting all the ringers was best for the rest of the team and thus the collective good.
- It might’ve been Mike Modano and Basil McRae who put up the message at the North Stars game.
- If he doesn’t quit, the team might not continue playing hockey, which could lead them to a life of crime.
- He loses a six-figure job for coaching these kids.
- If he was truly all about winning, he would’ve let Guy take the shot. Guy had the best chance of making it. While bettering his position with Casey Conway, Gordon Bombay giving Charlie the penalty shot was also a bit of a selfless act. He lowered his chances of winning in order to give Charlie an opportunity to gain confidence and become a better person.