January 27, 2006

Mighty No More*: At the start of the 2006-07 season, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim will be simply known as the Los Angeles Ducks of Anaheim**. There will also possibly be a change in the logos and uniforms. But will they drop Wild Wing?

posted by NoMich to hockey at 02:02 PM - 38 comments

* - They were never mighty. Except for 2003. ** - Actually, they will be known as the Anaheim Ducks.

posted by NoMich at 02:04 PM on January 27, 2006

At the same time, the research found strong support generally for preserving the history of the team in some way. I involuntarily smirked at that. Sorry. Actually, they had to move away from the movie tie-in eventually, though (I can't believe I'm saying this) I kindasorta like the logo and the color scheme, and I hope they keep it in some form.

posted by chicobangs at 02:09 PM on January 27, 2006

Couldn't they have become the Killer Ducks, or the Venegeful Ducks, or the Angry Ducks, or the Fightin' Ducks or something? The Anaheim Ducks is just so blasť.

posted by fabulon7 at 02:11 PM on January 27, 2006

The Lucky Ducks? The Plucky Pucky Ducks? The Paraducks? The Ducks Deluxe? The Toilet Ducks? This opens up so many options!

posted by chicobangs at 02:19 PM on January 27, 2006

Or the Down-producing Ducks. Or the Wicked Water Fowl. Or the Dangerous Ducks. Or the Anaheim Landslides....or something.

posted by garfield at 02:19 PM on January 27, 2006

The Spanish Inquisition Ducks

posted by NoMich at 02:21 PM on January 27, 2006

I thought they should change every other teams name to be more like Mighty Ducks of Anahiem. Flyers of Philadelphia rock, boo Devils of New Jersy. The Ducks haven't been the same since Coach Bombay left, but is important to preserve the memory of former Ducks greats such as Greg Goalberg, Charlie Conway and Adam Banks.

posted by HATER 187 at 02:24 PM on January 27, 2006

At last they severed the tie in to a childs movie. Smooth move, now we go out and spend a bundle of $ on new shirts etc., that will mean more money, to get some talented players. WAY TO GO HENRY!

posted by westcoast at 02:28 PM on January 27, 2006

Not bad, but my thread title would've been Anaheim sports team name controversy re: Ducks.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:30 PM on January 27, 2006

I'm with Hater. Go Flyers!! As for the Ducks...SaDucks Hussein, Osama bin Ducks, Ducks of Fortune, Freedom Duck-ers, geez, these are awful eh? I do hope they keep their logo somewhat.

posted by GoBirds at 02:39 PM on January 27, 2006

Burke ain't no dummy. And this announcement was inevitable ever since Disney sold the team last year.

posted by garfield at 02:48 PM on January 27, 2006

The Chinese Basketball Association, CBA, has the Shanghai Sharks that produced Yao Ming but a bit further North the Beijing Ducks hold court. They even wear white and teal. Some other CBA team names. Some interesting rules and history here including this two foreign players will not be allowed to play at the same time and in the same quarter.

posted by geekyguy at 02:53 PM on January 27, 2006

Can't win for losing. Now people are nostagic about the Mighty part of Mighty Ducks? Just the Ducks is fine. If we can have just the Penguins, we can have just the Ducks.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:56 PM on January 27, 2006

I always thought The Mighty Ducks name and logo were too cartoonish for the NHL. I think the new logo should look more like this. and at least the Devils were named after a local legend and not some cliche disney sports movie. Devils rule! Flyers drool!

posted by njsk8r20 at 02:59 PM on January 27, 2006

I think that they are not adding Loas Angeles. The Presse says that they will become the Anaheim Ducks.

posted by Joe88 at 03:01 PM on January 27, 2006

It could have been worse, They could have been the Darkwing Ducks under Disney.

posted by blakrain at 03:21 PM on January 27, 2006

WHAT???? Give them time before they become the Los Angles Ducks of Anaheim...

posted by chemwizBsquared at 04:16 PM on January 27, 2006

How 'bout the Mother Ducks?

posted by BlueCarp at 04:39 PM on January 27, 2006

GO GO RED WINGS GO???????

posted by wasem_006 at 04:40 PM on January 27, 2006

What the duck, how about Duck and Wagnalls?

posted by chrisly13 at 05:03 PM on January 27, 2006

So, they are not becoming the Los Abgeles Ducks, so far. They are becoming the Anaheim Ducks. Sort of like the failed Blue Jays attempt to become the Jays and the ongoing attempt of the Devil Rays to become the Rays. They aren't moving yet.

posted by Joe88 at 05:07 PM on January 27, 2006

hey don't dis the ducks their cool.

posted by united-soccer at 05:11 PM on January 27, 2006

I am not dissing them, I am a Ducks fan, actually. Funny, we always called them the Ducks as opposed to Mighty Ducks,s and they ARE the Ducks now. This just blew me away because this is not a small market team, this is the 2002-03 Western Conference Champs. However, I'm still gonna root for them as much as I do now next year. Well, one of the better things that comes out of this is that they'll get a new smbol, jerseys, etc. For a Ducks fan, it dun matter.

posted by Joe88 at 05:16 PM on January 27, 2006

An absolutely horrible, ridiculous, embarrassing name from the start. Stupid looking logo. Pure genius, that one was!

posted by dyams at 05:32 PM on January 27, 2006

It's about time Mighty Ducks name was changed even if it's just Ducks. Mighty Ducks was the dumbest nickname amongst the 4 major leagues. I read that the new owners were looking into getting the rights to the California Golden Seals name. I think that would have been better.

posted by cragar77 at 06:14 PM on January 27, 2006

hey don't dis the ducks their cool. We're dissing their name, not their cool.

posted by cl at 06:17 PM on January 27, 2006

I like this move. The only victim here is Emilio Estevez.

posted by Samsonov14 at 06:19 PM on January 27, 2006

I am not dissing the name nor the team. I am saying that I'm a Ducks fan. Doesn't matter whether it's just Ducks or more. They are the Anaheim Ducks, and I am no less a fan today than yesterday. I lean for this move rather than against it. The thing was that the name was quite long before, and Anaheim was "Lost in Translation." Now, the name has more menaing. Despite being a loyal fan, I must admit the California/Anaheim Golden Seals would have sounded like a girls' volleyball team, no offense to female volleyball athletes. It just would stunk for an NHL franchise, in a league that is trying to adopt a "Fight Club" image. However, I am not against the image. It is bad, but notd in a bady way. The NBA becoming the thug league is bad in a bad way because it tells inner city youth that it is "cool" to sell drugs in the "hood" and be a gang member.

posted by Joe88 at 06:21 PM on January 27, 2006

Being a Ducks fan, I am surprisingly ambivalent about this. My kids, on the other hand, will not be amused. If they do change the logo, going to the games will be just a little bit better next season if I don't have to hear "Where's Wild Wing? Mom, where's Wild Wing? WIIIIILD WIIIIING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition Ducks!!!

posted by captaincavegirl at 07:27 PM on January 27, 2006

in a league that is trying to adopt a "Fight Club" image Clarify, please.

posted by yerfatma at 07:36 PM on January 27, 2006

Well, the NHl was always trying to condemn the scuffles usual at games, or at least show apathy. After the lockout, they seem to be condoning it, which I like. I thought about the concept of Anaheim Ducks a little more, and I love it. We will miss Wild Wing, the jersey logo, and the alternate jerseys, but a new logo and new jerseys are a good idea. For us living in the LA/OC area, we'll get even more for our $10 worth.

posted by Joe88 at 07:59 PM on January 27, 2006

Hey i am a DUCKS fan from day one they shound not change the name it is the origanal name so keep it

posted by vladgladfan at 08:25 PM on January 27, 2006

I am not saying there are no cons, either.

posted by Joe88 at 08:54 PM on January 27, 2006

Duck the fucks....Go sharks

posted by joelborca at 11:38 PM on January 27, 2006

They are soooooo STUPID in L.A. I swear.

posted by joelborca at 11:39 PM on January 27, 2006

Hey i am a DUCKS fan from day one they shound not change the name it is the origanal name so keep it A Ducks fan from day one? Wow. If real Ducks fans feel that strongly, let them keep the name. If any other Disney movie should strike their fans as being a catchy team name, feel free to go for it! Maybe "Monsters Inc. of Anaheim."

posted by dyams at 01:01 PM on January 28, 2006

Personally, I'd have gone with the Duck Dodgers of Anaheim. That's marketing gold, baby!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:31 PM on January 28, 2006

Yeah, actually. That'd work for at least another, (uh, let's see, 21 from 24, carry the one) three and a half CEN-turies!

posted by chicobangs at 08:45 PM on January 28, 2006

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