Monday, August 9, 2010
Top Wild Games of 2010-2011: November 17, Anaheim Ducks
Over the course of 82 games, there are many "big" games and "important" ones. On November 17, the Anaheim Ducks travel to the Xcel Energy Center for what can be called an old-fashioned "rivalry" game. Outside of the division with Vancouver, Colorado, and Calgary, the Anaheim Ducks are the Minnesota Wild's biggest rival. Twice have the Anaheim Ducks knocked out the Minnesota Wild in the playoffs, in 2002-2003 and 2006-2007. Furthermore, in 2006-2007 there was some cheap shots taken at Minnesota, with enforcer Brad May punching Kim Johnsson and knocking him out of the playoffs. The atmosphere is always intense and the Ducks have some notable players in Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Bobby Ryan, and Teemu Selanne.