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Listen up and listen good. There are few things I love more than reliving my glory days. If my Rollerblades still fit me and my street hockey stick wasn’t rotted to the point of no return, I’d be out in my driveway right this very moment recreating knucklepucks at a rapid clip. With my Detroit Vipers jersey draped over my childish frame, I was the toast of the block. If I got to harness that feeling in this day and age, I’d try to inject it into my veins with the intention of living forever.
But some things are better left in the past. Looking back with rose-colored glasses is a lot easier than admitting something sucks. I’m not sure if you’ve attempted to watch Boy Meets World recently but, outside of the outfits, it doesn’t exactly withstand the test of time.
When I heard the news that Disney is considering bringing back The Mighty Ducks for a television series, my eyes lit up. Charlie Conway. Guy Germaine. The Minnesota Miracle Man. Hell, I’d love to see what Connie Moreau is working with in 2018. But as I dove deeper and deeper into the logistics of this operation, I became more and more suspicious of what could be.
Look, I’m horned up for The Winter Olympics just as much as the next guy. The Ralph Lauren Dumb & Dumber gloves alone are enough to make me spend triple-digits despite the fact that I live in Texas.
But is it time we leave the Junior Goodwill Games championship winning team in the past? Do we need to bid adieu to The Ducks? To the Eden Hall Warriors? To the team that made all of us think we had what it took to rock Bauer gloves with a t-shirt and shorts?
I don’t know. Maybe I’ve become cynical in my own age. But I ask myself, “What’s the last thing I saw Joshua Jackson in?” The Skulls? Dawson’s Creek? I don’t even know. And it’s the same story with Emilio. Honestly, it’s probably better for him to stay out of the spotlight at this point for fear of some horror stories coming up in Hollywood. I bet the set at this Malibu beach house in D2 was absolutely wild.
I don’t mean to get ahead of myself. After all, per my sources, they haven’t even fully developed a script for this thing yet. Purely in the exploratory stages at Disney HQ. It’s alleged that the producers “have concocted a new story about the ragtag youth hockey team,” but it’s also possible this is some half-baked idea they came up with over some Molsons while watching The World Juniors.
I don’t ask much, but I’m going to ask of them this — please, whatever you do, just make sure you do the original films justice. And if that means not doing a series at all, that means not doing a series at all.
Oh, and Adam Banks is still the GOAT. .