This was originally posted in February, but we figured what better way to celebrate Hurricanes week by comparing Raleigh’s favorite hockey players to everyone’s favorite Team USA.
The question everyone has been asking all week is, “Which members of the greatest pee wee ice hockey team in history do the Carolina Hurricanes emulate?” I’m talking about D2: The Mighty Ducks. Why D2? Because I watched all three recently and D2 is by far the best. It’s probably due to the patriotism of representing the USA (nevermind they ditched the Stars and Stripes for the Duck uniforms in the third period). Also, it’s funny that Canada didn’t even have a team in the Junior Goodwill Games. Anyways, here’s who your Carolina Hurricanes most resemble on D2’s Team USA/Ducks
Justin Faulk is Charlie Conway/Fulton Reed
How can two Ducks equal one Justin Faulk? Well let’s look at it. The Charlie Conway-part is the leader of the team – even though Faulk would never sit out a game like Conway did against Iceland at the Junior Goodwill Games. The Reed-part is mostly comprised of the slap shot. Unfortunately, no Hurricane brings the bash brother persona like Reed , so we’ll just take his slap shot (I know the clip is from D1 but the internet doesn’t appreciate Reed’s play in D2 as much as we do):
Jeff Skinner is Kenny Wu
I know Kenny Wu was a figure skater, but this is no disrespect to Skinner. Wu’s game is pretty similar to Skinner’s. Both are undersized but have excellent skating ability and can score. The below video shows the similarities, except replace the triple lindy with Skinner’s ability to keep a possession alive. Basically, both have some fancy moves and are able to get in front of the net to punch one in.
Sebastian Aho is Luis Mendoza
Jorge Alves is Jan
Victor Rask is Guy Germaine