It’s comedy pastiche week in the NHL.
Over the weekend, we got the Panthers’ awkward tribute to Saturday Night Live. Now the Ducks are getting in on the act, offering up their take on Zach Galifianakis’s brilliant Between Two Ferns web-series. And it’s actually pretty funny.
Between Two Zambonis is just an exaggerated version of the sort of verbal sparring that’s constantly in the background of any healthy locker room, but maybe that’s why it’s so good. You can feel the love.
And it helps that it was well cast. Ryan Kesler as the mean-spirited, easily distracted host? Perfect. Cam Fowler as the stunned target of his abuse? It's the role he was born to play. After doing this, he’ll never have to pay for chocolate milk again.
Nice job, boys. Here’s hoping this was the first episode of many.