Turns out you can’t believe everything you read in print.
Handwritten on the whiteboard in the Ducks’ locker room was Monday’s big announcement: “Jake Teemu McDonald, born Monday, 12:50 p.m., 7 pounds, 5 ounces.”
I asked his dad, Ducks center Andy McDonald, if he was serious or kidding. I mean, really, “Teemu”?
“I don’t think my wife would be too happy about that. … It’s Gene, named after my wife’s father.”
Still, the point was made: That’s how much they miss Teemu in this clubhouse.