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08:19 AM ET 12.06 | On a day when realignment talk dominated much of the NHL landscape, Bruce Boudreau added feul to a regional rivalry. The question appeared designed to generate a pithy, run-of-the-mill sound clip, one about wading into the Kings-Ducks rivalry waters. Instead, [Boudreau] looked into the camera and with three sentences made the Kings-Ducks competition sound, well, compelling and worth tracking Tuesday night in Anaheim. This, a matchup between a team with 13 wins (the Kings) and one in a free fall (the Ducks). "I think there's going to be a lot of hatred on both sides. When I was part of the Kings' organization, they certainly didn't like the Ducks," said Boudreau. ... "Now that I'm here, I certainly don't like the Kings."

Los Angeles Times

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December 6, 2011  08:40 AM ET

If I cared about baseball I might have an answer for you...

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December 6, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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Pretty much the sentiment regarding hockey in Southern California.I'll never forget the Ducks' "Victory Parade" in the parking lot of the Pond, attracting a WHOPPING 10,000 ppl (so they said). What a joke.

The 10,000 who showed up thought they'd get free beer.

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December 6, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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What did they hand out instead? Beard rides by Niedermeier?

Tickets to Disneyland maybe?

December 6, 2011  09:29 AM ET

1 ducks thread, 2 realignment threads. the trend continues.

December 6, 2011  09:37 AM ET

If he wanted to deliver a pithy comment he shoulda got a tip or two from Hank.

December 6, 2011  10:00 AM ET

Fanning flames? This barely qualifies as smoldering embers.

December 6, 2011  10:06 AM ET

I read or saw somewhere that he was recycling his own quotes from 24/7.

Not all that inspiring if you ask me.

December 6, 2011  10:15 AM ET
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Fanning flames? This barely qualifies as smoldering embers.

Not a nice thing to say about my Team Phantom !!! true...but mean just the same ;-)

December 6, 2011  10:23 AM ET

"On a day when realignment talk dominated much of the NHL landscape, Bruce Boudreau added feul to a regional rivalry."

Party pooper!

December 6, 2011  10:27 AM ET
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If he wanted to deliver a pithy comment he shoulda got a tip or two from Hank.

I think Budreau's pissed off he was not allowed in for the free hors d'oeuvres at the meeting.

December 6, 2011  10:30 AM ET

On a day when realignment talk dominated much of the NHL landscape, Bruce Boudreau added feul to a regional rivalry.

Sorry to appear dense but what is feul?

December 6, 2011  10:31 AM ET
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Pretty much the sentiment regarding hockey in Southern California.I'll never forget the Ducks' "Victory Parade" in the parking lot of the Pond, attracting a WHOPPING 10,000 ppl (so they said). What a joke.

When was the last victory parade in toronto? when was the last time they made the playoffs?

December 6, 2011  10:44 AM ET
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On a day when realignment talk dominated much of the NHL landscape, Bruce Boudreau added feul to a regional rivalry. Sorry to appear dense but what is feul?

Feul - Jelly-filled donuts. Bruce eats them by the basket.

December 6, 2011  11:00 AM ET
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When was the last victory parade in toronto? when was the last time they made the playoffs?

I understand the deflection but that doesn't change the facts. The turn out for your parking lot parade was pathetic. I'll never understand the idea of parading the most historic trophy in the history of mankind around a parking lot.

Sure it's been 37 years since my team won the Cup, but when we did we took it down Broad Street and EVERYONE came out to participate. I'm relatively certain when the Leafs win it next (whenever that may be) that place will go ballistic and it will certainly not be paraded around a damn parking lot.

December 6, 2011  11:16 AM ET
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Not a nice thing to say about my Team Phantom !!! true...but mean just the same ;-)

No, I said flames with a lowercase 'f' not Flames, the grand hockey club of Western Canada! :) Besides, you know I'm a big fan of their heritage uniforms!

 
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