I'm a Canucks fan. That's definitely not news to anyone sitting in the Honda Center Section 313 last Friday night. Yeah, it got real obnoxious.
While I have a rough time giving any other team credit even when credit was due, I've always had a connection to the Ducks. I went to college in Orange County, attended countless Ducks games, and my college team even got to play hockey on the Honda Center ice. I think that it's only fair I step back and give the Ducks their early season dues.
For fans, the new season always brings about that feeling of being put in a new class in elementary school. You don't know a lot of people, there are some names you recognize but the unfamiliar faces are immediately written off, and you're still not any better at talking to girls. I feel ya, Getzlaf; I'd be self-conscious too.
Sitting firmly in last place in the Pacific Division with 6-8-3 record, it is admittedly hard to find a silver lining in the Ducks' early struggles. After seeing this team in action, though, there are definitely brighter times on the horizon.