5 Reasons the Anaheim Ducks will Win the Stanley Cup

Congratulations to the Anaheim Ducks and their fans on winning the Stanley Cup!

Just go ahead and schedule the next parking lot celebration now.

There’s no way they won’t win.

Let’s quickly run through the reasons why the Ducks Cup win is inevitable.

5. They’ve Solved Ondrej Pavelec

The Ducks have already done the impossible: They found a way to beat Ondrej Pavelec.

It’s not every day that a team is able to systematically breakdown one of the greatest goalies the NHL, nay, the world has ever seen.

Anaheim has been able to get pucks by Pavelec and his career .908 save percentage, good for 40th in NHL/WHA history. This puts him in rarefied company, just behind Dwayne Roloson, Jose Theodore and Ducks legend Guy Hebert on the all-time list.

4. Frederik Andersen

Enough said.

3. Bruce Boudreau

Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau has bumped his all-time record in the playoffs to 30-30 31-30 35-31!

It doesn’t matter that he’s never advanced beyond the second round or that his all-time series record is 3-6 4-6 5-6 because by mid-June it will undoubtedly be 7-6!

(EDITORS NOTE: Boudreau’s career playoff record has been updated to reflect the powerhouse Ducks sweep of the Winnipeg Jets and the 4-1 drubbing handed to the Calgary Flames)

2. Honda Center

Honda Center Most Feared Building in the NHLCan’t dispute that.

Ducks Social Media Team strikes again with the funnies!

1. #TeamTRH Bet $600 the Ducks will Win the Stanley Cup

We see the writing on the wall and have decided to embrace the fact that there’s no way the Stanley Cup won’t remain in Southern California this year. So what else could we do?

TeamTRH Anaheim Ducks BetYou’re goddamn right we pooled together $600 to make this bet.
And yes, it’s 100 percent true.

There’s no way the Ducks lose. They are a mortal lock. Frederik Andersen is unbeatable. Ryan Getzlaf is the best captain in the league. No one can out-coach Bruce Boudreau. We may as well save everyone’s time and just hand them the Cup right now.

…is our Reverse Jinx $600 bet enough to appease the Hockey Gods?

Only time will tell.

PumperNicholl is a lifelong LA Kings fan and actually learned how to speak English from Bob Miller by watching LA Kings games… and the Police Academy movies.You should probably follow PumperNicholl on Twitter @pumpernicholl
  • http://twitter.com/_lolzack Soy Zack Ⓥ

    It’s a win-win for you. We lose you win. If we win you also win. Congratulations boys and girls (if there is one or two women that contributed to the sum of money). You just successfully made fun of the Ducks while giving yourself a nice backup plan if they were to win and it only cost you all around what, $100?

    Let’s hope the Cup stays in Southern California and you guys become a little bit richer.

    • http://www.thefelties.blogspot.com/ Andrew M

      $3,600 will buy a lot of liquid painkiller should the Ducks actually manage to pull it off.

      • http://twitter.com/_lolzack Soy Zack Ⓥ

        I think the $3,600 between them should be a strong enough painkiller in itself. For me, I’ll be ecstatic if that were to come to fruition.

        Wish everyone at TRH good luck and I hope your doing the same for my Ducks and for your pockets.

    • aguy21

      So… first time here?

      • http://twitter.com/_lolzack Soy Zack Ⓥ

        What do you mean?

  • http://twitter.com/FineFolksOf322 Kyle

    I love that list of Career Save Percentage… but mainly because the second to last person on the list is Brian “One Less Ring than Jim Fox” Hayward.

  • Patrick Judlin

    did Jarret Stoll put that bet down for you while he was in Vegas?

  • Scott Costello

    you lost