Mike, Tommy and Kevin dive deep into the rarely talked about novelization of the Mighty Ducks. They learn a number of new background facts, spot some contradictions and question why author Jordan Horowitz hated Karp as much as they do.
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You can find the novelizations here.
The Jordan Horowitz that wrote the Mighty Ducks novels is probably not same person who produced La La Land. Horowitz is 37 years old. He would’ve been 12 years old at the time the first novel came out.
Here is a link to the official TOSS rule book.
Bombay playing on the same pond he meets District 5 at in the first practice:
The classic egg drill:
According to this geocities-looking website, the cost of a dozen eggs in 1992 was $0.93. If the Ducks practiced a full hour and didn’t get any better, disposing an estimated 10 eggs per minute, they ran through five dozen eggs. That’s $4.65. Adjusting for inflation, Gordon Bombay spent at least $8.65 in today’s dollars on that one drill.
We talked to Casey Garven, who played Larson, in Episode 49.
Mike couldn’t find the series Kevin was talking about? Any Quackolytes have any ideas? The book Mike was thinking of is called Ice Magic by Matt Christopher.
Thanks to Brendan for the #QuackQuestion:
Ok when Bombay blows out his knee while playing for the Waves, they carefully take his helmet off and put a towel under his head. What’s that about? They want to make him comfortable as he grimaces for an indefinite amount of time? Is he a soldier rapidly losing blood on the battlefield? Why not just skate him off the ice with a teammate supporting him on each side? I’m guessing the Waves players are sort of mourning the end of this uplifting comeback story?
Bombay with the towel around his head:
To be fair, a trainer does rush to Bombay’s knee as well.