The 1993-1994 season saw a few changes from the year before. The Minnesota North Stars made their move to Dallas to become the Stars, and the Florida Panthers and the Disney Owned Anaheim Mighty Ducks made their NHL debuts. This coming season will mark the 20th anniversary of two franchises in the NHL. The Florida Panthers and the Anaheim Ducks will both pay tribute to their 1993-1994 inaugural season.
The Panthers failed to give much insite on the subject, but did say that the first home game of the season, which will be their second of the year will be a “throwback night”, which could mean a few different things, but being the fan I am, my thoughts instantly go to a throwback jersey. I love throwbacks, alternates, and anything different than the same jersey we see almost every night when we turn on the TV to watch either our hockey team, or any other hockey team that may grace us with their presence on our television sets. Florida didn’t release much info, so we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for now.
Now, onto the real exciting part about all of this. ARE THE DUCKS GOING TO BECOME THE MIGHTY DUCKS OF ANAHEIM ONE LAST TIME???? Maybe! Disney sold the Anaheim franchise in 2005 to Henry Samueli, and Samueli quickly made changes to the Mighty Ducks. First, he dropped the Mighty, then went on to change the logo, the jerseys, and seemingly the entire brand that Disney had created after their, undoubtedly perfect movie The Mighty Ducks. The Ducks will be dawning the Mighty Ducks of the 1993 season once in October, but it has been left open that they may just wear them more than once. Until we know for certain, I don’t want to get my hopes up, but this could be a highlight of my season. Keep your eyes and ears open for any news that may be released the closer we get to October.