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Getting ornery…for kids!

Now that the Stars misfortunes have helped feed some folks in North Texas, let's turn out attention to the sun-happy people of Southern California. I was unable to find a worthy charity for mudslide rescues, Alec Baldwin support services or even one for recovering porn addicts (someone out there isn't trying hard enough!), so for the Yankee Canuck playoff bet to continue we'll go with an actual Anaheim Duck charity, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

The CHOC, simply stated, exists to "...advance and protect the health and well-being of children...dedicated to working cooperatively — assisting and enriching existing services as well as developing programs to benefit the families of Orange County. In fiscal year 2005, over 200,000 children came through our doors for inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits — regardless of their family’s ability to pay." Seems worthy enough, wouldn't you say?

So, same deal goes: If the Canucks can win a game here and there, it will most certainly depress Brian Burke to speak nothing of the actual players so in my very limited humanitarian capacity, these folks get my money. I've also been told some others are starting to follow this lead and donate; by all means, let me know if you are since you deserve a shout out. It's just a game at the end of the day, so getting to put some real value into our efforts is a plus (and if not, then just go drink and support your local brew pub).

As for tonight, I'll be unable to liveblog it but I'll be here for game two I promise. Check out the normal cast of characters to get the gritty details from the Vancouver standpoint.