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6th Mar '17 8:19:31 AM megarockman
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6th Mar '17 8:19:20 AM megarockman
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** In the first film, Gordon's backstory included him being a rising, talented hockey player who scored 197 goals in a season before clanging what could have been No. 198 off the goalpost turned him off hockey and he went into law; his return back to Hans' sports equipment shop after the disastrous start to his Pee-wee coaching career ends with a quiet nighttime skate that brought back old memories of him and his dad in a frozen backyard pond, rekindling his love of the game and prompting him to begin the long road to repairing the Ducks.
** The second film did it twice. The first is at the beginning with Bombay returning from his minor league hockey stint after his CareerEndingInjury by bus on a rainy night alone (mirroring his departure at the end of the first film by bus on a clear day with his team and Charlie's mother cheering him off) - he comes home unsure about what to do now that he's injured but doesn't want to go back to being a lawyer (the eggs Jans makes helps a little, but doesn't solve the problem) until he gets the Team USA offer. The second relocates it from Minnesota to Malibu but otherwise fits, as Bombay goes back to the house he's staying at courtesy of his sponsor Hendrix after getting caught up in the Hollywood spotlight (with Jans flying in to cook him the same egg dish) before he goes rollerblading on the beach and reconciling with the team.
11th Feb '17 12:02:25 PM valhallaerikson
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/TheBadNewsBears'' as both films feature a coach who is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold teaching a team of RagtagBunchOfMisfits and said coach forms a bond with one of the players. Just that in this movie [[spoiler: the underdogs actually won]].
30th Nov '16 8:01:34 PM lorgskyegon
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--)'''Guy''': I was ''this'' close!

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--)'''Guy''': -->'''Guy''': I was ''this'' close!
30th Nov '16 8:01:06 PM lorgskyegon
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* AlmostKiss: During the round up in the second movie, Connie and Guy are inches away from a kiss (implied to have been their first) when the other Ducks distract them.
--)'''Guy''': I was ''this'' close!
22nd Nov '16 7:33:30 PM kquinn0830
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* ICouldaBeenAContender: PlayedWith. In the first film, Gordon was a star Pee Wee hockey player until he quit due to a combination of grief over his father's death and missing a potential game winning shot that cost his team the championship. As an adult, people keep reminding Gordon how great he was and that he could have gone "all the way" to the [=NHL=] if he didn't quit (Hans on the other hand considers sad because of how much Gordon loved to play as a kid). By the end, he regains his love for the game and decides to try out for the minors. He's on the fast track to the NHL by the beginning of the sequel until he suffers a CareerEndingInjury, which makes him play the trope straight.
11th Nov '16 5:59:01 PM kquinn0830
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** Adam's father comes across as a bit of a snob when he tries to stop Gordon from taking Adam away from the Hawks, but he's doing it because he wants his son to be able to play with his friends and honestly thinks Adam would rather quit hockey than not play with them.


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* ToxicFriendInfluence: Adam Banks was a bit of a jerk when he was on the Hawks thanks to Riley's coaching and his hanging out with [=McGill=] and Lawson. Once he joins the Ducks, he becomes a lot nicer.
11th Nov '16 5:50:56 PM kquinn0830
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* AmbiguousSyntax: When Gordon first asks Fulton to join the team, Fulton tells he can't. Gordon thinks he's afraid of playing, until Fulton clarifies that he ''physically can't''; he doesn't know how to skate.



%%* BookDumb: Dwayne Robertson.

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%%* * BookDumb: Dwayne Robertson.Robertson, who needs the others to explain what several of the terms the Eden Hall dean uses means/



* DeusExitMachina: In the championship game of the first film, Adam is injured and has to get medical treatment and Fulton gets ejected for starting a fight against the Hawks, leaving the less talented Ducks to have to win the game themselves.



* LockedOutOfTheFight: In the championship game of the first film, Adam is injured and has to get medical treatment and Fulton gets ejected for starting a fight against the Hawks, leaving the less talented Ducks to have to win the game themselves.



%%** MakeOutKids: "I was ''[[SubvertedTrope this close]]''!"
%%*** Also serves as a plot point when the team shows up to play for the first time after getting back together. Seriously, for the ''first'' time:
%%---> '''Bombay''': Haven't you guys been practicing in the off-season?\\
%%'''Averman''': I knew we forgot something.

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%%*** *** Also serves as a plot point when the team shows up to play for the first time after getting back together. Seriously, for the ''first'' time:
%%---> ---> '''Bombay''': Haven't you guys been practicing in the off-season?\\
%%'''Averman''': '''Averman''': You know, I knew we forgot something.



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%%* UnnecessaryRoughness* UnnecessaryRoughness: The Ducks are frequently the victim of this until Fulton and/or Portman start dishing it right back to the other team.
11th Nov '16 10:39:43 AM kquinn0830
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* LockedOutOfTheFight: In the championship game of the first film, Adam is injured and has to get medical treatment and Fulton gets ejected for starting a fight against the Hawks, leaving the less talented Ducks to have to win the game themselves.
8th Nov '16 12:21:53 PM kquinn0830
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* TheGenericGuy: Guy Germaine's character can only be described as a) Connie's love interest and b) the best player on the team aside from Banks.
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