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Hockey Movie Character MVP Bracket: Adam Banks vs Gunner Stahl

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Goldberg could out play this guy with both hands tied behind his back and no skates on.
Goldberg could out play this guy with both hands tied behind his back and no skates on.

Moving on to the Mighty Ducks bracket, we are getting into what could be a more intense debate than anything we have seen here at Hockey Wilderness before. We have closed out the opening rounds in two brackets, but now it gets serious. The Mighty Ducks movies and Slap Shot will likely rile up the readers here so much that we may need to break out the ban hammer.

Yeah, probably not.

Today we kick off the Ducks bracket with the 4/5 match up of two characters billed to be jerks who turn out to be OK guys. Oh Disney, how we love thee.

Adam Banks (The Mighty Ducks, 1992)

From Wikipedia

Bombay learns that star player for the Hawks, Adam Banks, actually resides in the Ducks' district boundaries and threatens Reilly into transferring Banks to the Ducks. After hearing an out of context quote about them, the Ducks players lose faith in Bombay and revert to their old habits.

Ducksworth makes a deal with Reilly about the Hawks keeping Banks, however Bombay refuses since it would be against fair-play, which Ducksworth berated him about when he started his community service. Left with either the choice of letting his team down or get fired from his job, Bombay takes the latter.

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Gunner Stahl (D2: The Mighty Ducks, 1994)

From IMDB

[after the final Iceland vs. USA game]
Wolf Stansson: Gunnar... you lost it for me.
Gunnar Stahl: [in disgust] You lost it for yourself!
[turning to his teammates]
Gunnar Stahl: Let's shake their hands!
[benches clear... Gunnar approaches Charlie]
Gunnar Stahl: Good work, Captain Duck!
Charlie: Thanks, Gunnar!

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