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Red Wings-Ducks: With Jonas Hiller Proven Human, Ducks Must End the Rope-a-Dope

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

I wonder if Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is a student of American history—specifically, the 1980s.

After watching Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller channel J.S. Giguere '03 thru the first three games of the Western Conference semifinals against his team, Babcock might have done some channeling of his own.

Maybe Babcock made like President Ronald Reagan in addressing a certain player:

“Mr. Hossa, tear down this wall!”

And so Marian did—much quicker than it took to knock down the Berlin version.

Hossa’s two goals, both wrist shots and both semi-stoppable, proved that Hiller is indeed human and not a wall after all. It also got the much-ballyhooed summer ...

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