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Eureka! Bruce Boudreau understands why they threw a duck on the ice

Dec 28, 2011, 2:59 PM EDT

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At first, Bruce Boudreau wasn’t sure why a Sharks fan threw a dead duck on the ice Monday in San Jose.

What could it mean?

Think, Bruce, think.

Oh, right.

“I might be the dumbest guy in the world, but I saw that, I saw that it was a duck, and I just got it,” Boudreau told the Orange County Register. “Just now. We’re the Ducks. I just got it, yeah.”

Granted, Anaheim’s new head coach was probably focused on the game. But the duck thing sure had him flummoxed.

“I was thinking, ‘Why are they throwing a duck?’” Boudreau said. “I’m thinking ostrich. I’m thinking whatever they throw in Detroit. I’m thinking, ‘Why are they throwing a duck?’ And now, hey, we’re the Ducks.

“I guess I was in Washington a little too long.”

Fair enough. Switching teams can be an adjustment. Though I’m not sure why Boudreau was ever thinking ostrich. He knows what an ostrich looks like, right? Pretty big.

Besides, why would a Sharks fan throw an ostrich? A message to Doug Wilson that he needs to get his head out of the sand and make some changes?

Actually, that makes sense.

  1. ferrytales1 - Dec 28, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    You’re not just the Ducks, Bruce. You’re the dead Ducks.

  2. ferrytales1 - Dec 28, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    For legal purposes I would like to point out that my comment above is not meant to sound like a threat to Bruce.

    (You can never be too careful.)

    • michiganhockey11 - Dec 28, 2011 at 4:12 PM

      At least you didn’t say something regarding swimming with the fishes…

      Lot easier to take care of the octopi at the Joe. They take it to the door, walk 20-30 yards east, and throw it in the river.

  3. comeonnowguys - Dec 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Lighten up, everyone. Personally, the coach quacks me up.

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