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Hockey for Fangirls…A Mighty Ducks Sequel in the Works?

Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are tonight at Madison Square Garden!  While tennis is generally the only sport we watch (it is the ultimate fangirl sport), we have been known to tune into a hockey game now and then.  Especially when our home team, the New York Rangers, is playing a must-win game against the Los Angeles Kings.   As casual hockey viewers, we like to break things down into terms we can understand.  And as 90s fangirls, this means “The Mighty Ducks” trilogy.  Especially now we hear that there are talks of making a Mighty Ducks 4!  (Check out this amazing Oral History of “The Mighty Ducks” Trilogy on Time.com!)

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Unfortunately, none of the players are as adorable as Team Captain Charlie Conway or Adam Banks, AKA the original Bansky.  And you generally won’t see many closeups of Coach Gordon Bombay, stressed out and cheering the team on from the bench.  You also won’t be seeing Julie the Cat Gaffney or Connie on either team – men only in the pros!  Most goalies, like Goldberg, will fall down.  A lot.  Don’t be afraid to sub in a new goalie – it just might win you the tournament!

We have some advice for the Rangers:  Try a flying V!   It works every time.  And if you’re in trouble, you can always call in Randy, AKA Kenan Thompson, to hit one of his infamous knuckle pucks!

Just whatever you do, don’t mess with Iceland, they play dirty. (The Kings even have a player with the last name Stoll – look out for him)   Learn from the Bash brothers – it may seem like a great idea to knock out anyone that gets in your way, but that will land you time in the penalty box.

And Remember:  Ducks Fly Together!

Maybe a little “We Will Quack You” will pump up the team?

Watch the Stanley Cup playoffs between the New York Rangers & the Los Angeles Kings tonight on NBC at 8pm EST!   Or you can just rewatch The Mighty Ducks trilogy on Netflix.

Brush Up on Your Winter Sports Movies in Time for the Olympics!

The 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia are just around the corner (seriously, they start tomorrow!) and with the sudden influx of snow in the city, if we aren’t in the park sledding and having snowball fights…we’re parked on the couch with hot chocolate (and tea) watching our favorite winter sports themed movies!

1. The Mighty Ducks Trilogy


This film franchise was the reason we dusted off our in-line skates in the summer, and made us want to join the hockey team in the winter. Starring Joshua Jackson as Charlie Conway and Emilio Estevez as Coach Gordon Bombay, and Kenan Thompson as Russ Tyler, The Mighty Ducks movies follow a rag-tag team of misfits navigating their way through peewee hockey, the Junior Goodwill Games, and eventually high school.  And let’s not forget the original Banksy aka Adam Banks, who reluctantly joined the team mid-season but eventually became a full-fledged Duck.  Quack Quack Quack!

2. Genius

Charlie Boyle is Chaz Anthony. Chaz Anthony is Charlie Boyle. They’re the same person. Except Charlie wears glasses and a lab coat while Chaz dons a leather jacket and spikey hair. Hannah Montana before there was Hannah Montana! Charlie is a science nerd trying to defy gravity (he’s in college and he isn’t even 14). When he starts to tutor a beautiful girl named Clair (played by Emmy Rossum) Charlie enrolls in the local high school, reinventing himself as a bad boy slacker – Chaz Anthony. The movie follows Charlie’s struggles of living a double life and how you can defy gravity while playing ice hockey!

3. Cool Runnings

“If enough people say they can believe, Jamaica, we got a bobsled team!” Cool Runnings is loosely based off the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team made up of the fastest sprinters in Jamaica.  It’s also one of the most quotable movies of all time.  “Hey Sanka, what ya smoking?”  “I’m not smoking, I’m breathing!”   And it stars 90s icons such as Doug E. Doug and John Candy.