Filming on "The Mighty Ducks" television series on Disney+ begins in Vancouver in February, but it won't be able to recreate the magic of its film predecessors without some star power. With that in mind, here are five NHL icons of past and present who should make cameos in the reboot and give it a special boost.
5. Mike Modano
Mike Modano was starring for the then-Minnesota North Stars when he and teammate Basil McRae made cameos in the first "Mighty Ducks" film. It would only be appropriate for the NHL's all-time leading American-born scorer to return despite the fact that the Stars ended up leaving the original Ducks' home state for Dallas.
4. Paul Kariya
The real-life former Anaheim Mighty Ducks captain played his first nine seasons in Orange County and helped lead the team to within a win of hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2003. Paul Kariya made a cameo in "D3: The Mighty Ducks" despite having only played two years in the NHL up to the point; his return in Game 6 of that '03 finals series embodied the fictional Mighty Ducks' spirit.
3. Ryan Getzlaf
Who would be more appropriate for a guest appearance than the current captain of the Ducks? Ryan Getzlaf is in his 15th season with Anaheim and won the Stanley Cup in just his second year. Even though the series will have a different cast of characters, this is a natural fit, to say nothing of the series shooting in his native Canada.
2. Bo Horvat
Speaking of Vancouver, the local kids idolize Canucks captain Bo Horvat as much as anyone. Horvat has 13 points in 15 games this season, and his 100+ goals in his first six NHL seasons definitely make him the new face of the Canucks franchise.
That's not a bad vote of confidence, Bo.
1. Daniel and Henrik Sedin
With the possible exception of Pavel Bure and Trevor Linden, there are likely no two players in Vancouver Canucks history greater than Daniel and Henrik Sedin. The Swedish twins combined for over 600 goals and over 2,100 points in 18 seasons in Vancouver. Henrik led the league in points in the 2009-10 season, then Daniel led the next season. With a Hart Trophy and a Western Conference Championship to their names, these two would be scene-stealers.