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The finale was great. They tapped into all the Mighty Ducks archetypes there. I didn’t even mind that all the D2 Ducks didn’t have OG uniforms, even though Tyler, Gafney, and Wu (and possibly more that I missed) were all out on the ice. It will be interesting how the team dynamics change next season. I’m sure they’ll have some of the no-longer-Ducks trying to join their team. Hope they do a season 2!

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Okay Ducks you totally got me crying big ole nostalgic Millennial tears. They totally landed that season finale. Forfeiting for Sophie and then still playing anyways with a bet on top of it?? Perfect. The surprise new Jersey in the locker room I totally didn’t even see coming?? Made me cry more. Sophie was totally wearing Banks’ jersey while Morrow was in Charlie’s?? Ugh, I love it.

I teach this age group, and man do I wish ever outcast, geeky, loner kid could find their group like this. And that parents would watch this to help put the fun back into child sports’ leagues. I loved that I could actually recognize parent’s in the stand.

Was that Stephanie’s son as the goalie who went “No way?” when the team came in with the new jerseys? I really like Stephanie and Alex as friends so it would be interesting if next season her twins want to jump teams to the New Ducks. It would be cool if Alex could get more parents to cool off on child sports like Sophie’s parents.

Love the slow burn with Alex and Bombay. I liked that they didn’t have the “kiss” moment when they won.

All in all, I hope we get another season but if not, this was perfect.

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Loved the finale. Really well done. The kids are great. Enjoyed seeing Stephanie being dragged over from the dark side. Also great that Sofi's parents valued her knee over her playing in the finals. The moment that Koob saw his parents finally show up to a match was awesome. 

I hope the show is renewed. Seeing all of these kids find a home together was very inspiring. 

 

 

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I also loved it and definitely shed a tear when they all forfeited together for Sophie. Also with her parents picking her health over winning. I hope this show is back next year because these kids were awesome and I want to see what happens with Alex and Gordon. 

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On 5/28/2021 at 2:24 PM, SnoGirl said:

Okay Ducks you totally got me crying big ole nostalgic Millennial tears. They totally landed that season finale. Forfeiting for Sophie and then still playing anyways with a bet on top of it?? Perfect. The surprise new Jersey in the locker room I totally didn’t even see coming?? Made me cry more. Sophie was totally wearing Banks’ jersey while Morrow was in Charlie’s?? Ugh, I love it.

I teach this age group, and man do I wish ever outcast, geeky, loner kid could find their group like this. And that parents would watch this to help put the fun back into child sports’ leagues. I loved that I could actually recognize parent’s in the stand.

Was that Stephanie’s son as the goalie who went “No way?” when the team came in with the new jerseys? I really like Stephanie and Alex as friends so it would be interesting if next season her twins want to jump teams to the New Ducks. It would be cool if Alex could get more parents to cool off on child sports like Sophie’s parents.

Love the slow burn with Alex and Bombay. I liked that they didn’t have the “kiss” moment when they won.

All in all, I hope we get another season but if not, this was perfect.

Loved the “new” OG Ducks jerseys!  And it made sense that  Sofi = Banks jersey since both are the best player on their team; and Evan = Charlie jersey since both are the captain EXCEPT while I felt Charlie was the heart and soul of movie Ducks, in this series, that role is occupied by Nick

Just perfect!

I really hope they ditch the Alex/Bombay romance (romantic vibes). Not only is it a cliche, imo, they don’t have that kind of chemistry. 

My favorite part of the final was when each kid stated why they had already “won”. And it’s true - these misfits found a home/family with each other so that is indeed a bigger “win” than the actual trophy. Well done!

 

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the person i watch this with threw their arms up and said, "What did i say?" when Bombay said they are betting for the name back

 

count me in for wanting a season 2!!!!!!! it has to happen!!!!!!

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I grew up watching Emilio Estevez coaching the Mighty Ducks. I loved every movie. As a child, I wished I could have been part of the team. When the new season came out on Disney, I was skeptical and did not think it would live up to the Duck franchise but figured it would be okay to watch. 
 

Let me say this. The show breaks away from a predictable ending. It has trinkets of Easter eggs. It is noble. It is exciting. It makes me so ecstatic to see this show address many issues in adolescent sports while engaging the audience with an interesting storyline. They really show the “winning isn’t everything mentality” while still maintaining the thrill of hockey, a captivating movie franchise, friend cliques, and the pressures of sport parenting. 
 

I was blown away by this series and feel it does justice to the Duck movie franchise. If you subscribe to DisneyPlus, please watch this. Much love to the Ducks, the actors and actresses who became such a part of many children’s childhoods, and to the crew who put this together. 

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I thoroughly enjoyed this. It definitely inspired many of the same feelings as the original, without feeling too copycat. Yeah, I'm willing to handwave the D2 ducks having green jerseys as gifts or something later or maybe after the Eden Hall team had to change their name. Coach of the jerk Ducks in this series always makes me think he's supposed to have been in the original series. I keep thinking he looks like he could be Guy and Fulton's little brother. I genuinely thought he was Guy when we first saw him.  Maya and Laura's friendship was a nice, fun surprise, Nick is a total sweetheart, Evan is a great successor to Charlie, Logan was an interesting character and I'm glad he got to be good at hockey, and I'm glad Koob's parents went to States and that he got to absolutely rock the national anthem. I loved the team refusing to let Sophie play hurt. I would say the quality is on-par with the Cobra Kai series in terms of nostalgia continuations.

And part of me can't help but think Lorelai Gilmore would be absolutely stoked to team up with Emilio Estevez, so that's an added bonus for me. 

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The Ducks movies were a huge part of my growing up, my siblings and I loved them. They pretty much started my love of hockey and my still huge crush on Joshua Jackson (who has only gotten better as he's gotten older!). 

All three of my kids play hockey in So Cal, so any hockey movies are a great hit and unsurprisingly the Ducks movies are their favorites, they will literally watch them over and over. My daughter actually spent the last year playing for the Lady Ducks team in Anaheim which is the all girls branch of the Ducks youth hockey organization.  We don't live very close to the Rinks in Anaheim and are huge LA fans (the Ducks are our mortal enemies), but the nostalgia really made it all worth it. And I now have a Ducks jersey, although not an actual Mighty Ducks one, with our last name on it to treasure forever. :)

This was must see TV in our house and the kids were pretty much counting down every week to watch it. They are getting old enough that they had a lot to say about the actual hockey aspect of the show. Lots of groans about the playing and how none of that would actually be allowed on the ice in real games, but thats the Mighty Ducks shtick and we love it anyways. 

I agree with everyone that Nick was the all-round best kid actor and had the sweetest character, he had the best lines most episodes. Hopefully he has a long career ahead of him. 

Watching Alex really gave me a lot of feels. I often see club sports bring out the worst in people (I've not yet seen someone show up to a tryout with their kids various side coaches, but I've seen/heard some other very disappointing stuff).  Her idea of bringing back the fun is a great one though very idealistic. Unfortunately, I think it's a small percentage of parents that will gladly dish out the kind of money required for hockey for their kids to just have fun....its a good thing the Don't Bothers turned out to be so good!

The actor that plays Coach T also plays a hockey player on a Canadien show called LetterKenny (aimed at a much different audience), so it was fun seeing him pop up on a Disney show!

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16 hours ago, nomodrama said:

The actor that plays Coach T also plays a hockey player on a Canadien show called LetterKenny (aimed at a much different audience), so it was fun seeing him pop up on a Disney show!

He was interviewed on the NHL Network a while ago, when the show was about 1-3 weeks old.  He has a background in hockey  (it shows in his skating) and his family was involved in the NHL in some capacity.  I don't recall too much else about his interview.

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15 hours ago, absnow54 said:

This is where Disney needs to start shoveling lots of money in Joshua Jackson’s direction. Or maybe Fulton Reed or Averman can take his place. 

Charlie was the heart and soul of the OG Ducks. He radiated "future hockey coach" so I can totally see him returning to Game Changers as the new co-coach with Lauren Graham's character.  I don't know how open Joshua Jackson is to a return to tv though...

 

 

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He's only been doing TV. I think it depends on how his new show does, Dr.  Death. That was the reason he couldn't join the rest when they returned. 

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Dr Death was a miniseries. The main hurdle is that he’s always seemed pretty dismissive of ever revisiting the franchise. 

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I’d love to be wrong about this, but there’s no way Joshua Jackson returns for more than an episode or two.  He has a lot going on already, he’s been working steadily since D3 wrapped. Disney would have to work out a heck of a deal with lots of money to make it worth his while. I don’t think he’s as attached to this film as we are. 

That being said, I’d love to see any of the original Ducks take over.  Elden Henson (Fulton) has always said that he’s absolutely indebted to this franchise and would do anything they ask of him. Matt Doherty (Averman) also seems to love being involved with the franchise as much as he can. He shows up to every reunion, autograph appearance, etc.  They have plenty of options but the execution would need to be stellar.

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Only a handful of the kid actors are strong enough to carry the show. Maybe they can cycle through them every episode. Fulton helps an episode, then Averman, I’m pretty sure Kennan Thompson agreed to appear next season. It can culminate in Charlie showing up for the big game, and then they can close the door on the original Ducks and let the new kids carry the torch.

I’m curious how they’ll handle his exit. Had they already started filming the new season?

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