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Lightning’s Alex Killorn drops a new video, parodying ‘The Mighty Ducks’

The “Dock Talk With Killer” host gathers his teammates in the Flying V formation for a campy, terrific take on the opening scene of “D2.”
The Lightning parodied "The Mighty Ducks" and their Flying V formation in Alex Killorn's latest video.
The Lightning parodied "The Mighty Ducks" and their Flying V formation in Alex Killorn's latest video. [ Alex Killorn via Twitter ]
Published May 28, 2020
Updated May 29, 2020

After a week of teasers, Alex Killorn on Thursday dropped his “directorial" debut on Twitter and Instagram. He was still aboard a Sea-Doo, but it wasn’t an Instagram episode of Dock Talk With Killer.

Killorn and six of his Lightning teammates hopped on the personal watercrafts in a direct reference to arguably the best of hockey movies: The Mighty Ducks.

Killorn and his friend/“creative director” Peter Mant were out in-line skating one day and Mant suggested making a play on the opening scene of the movie. Killorn liked the idea but decided to stick with his new influencer brand of Sea-Doos.

Killorn, playing the role of Ducks coach Gordon Bombay, calls to Steven Stamkos (the role of Charlie Conway) as Thin Lizzy’s The Boys are Back in Town starts playing. They then gather up Andrei Vasilevskiy, Anthony Cirelli, Mikhail Sergachev, Braydon Coburn and Erik Cernak — just as Charlie and Jesse gathered the Ducks in the opening scene of D2.

Related: The story behind "Dock Talk with Killer"

You can hear the duck call as Stamkos yells “Vasy!" Cirelli is waiting tables and drops a tray of drinks to rush out to the water, a mix of The Mighty Ducks’ Averman (working at a movie theatre) and Goldberg (working an empty restaurant). Sergachev — of course, walking his cat and wearing his Dock Talk fanny pack — appears with his girlfriend, just like Guy and Connie in the movie.

Vasilevskiy, doing biceps curls and telling himself “You’re a man,” is incredible but not a specific reference — making it all the better.

The video, shot on the waterways south of Amalie Arena, is amazing, but it raises questions:

Where did Coburn find wood to split in Tampa? Why is Cirelli waiting tables in jeans, then hopping on a Sea-Doo? Who was the poor soul they recruited to wear Bruins and Maple Leafs shirts to be sprayed and shoved in the water? Why is Cernak’s watercraft drifting off out of the overhead shot?

(Answers: All servers at Harbour Island’s American Social wear jeans, and another Killorn friend took one for the team by playing the villain).

Even former Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue, the team’s previous reigning leader of amusing funny videos, had to give it props.

All the players were good sports about doing what Killorn asked. The group of people, including Lightning employees and his friends, behind his Dock Talk ideas helped brainstorm the video.

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“Coburn looks like a lumberjack; we all think of him that way,” Killorn said. “Sergachev and his girlfriend are big on the Instagram influencing thing, and we always make fun of him for walking his cat.”

Killorn wanted someone to be the Goldberg character having gotten an offseason job, hence Cirelli as a server. For the most part, players trusted Killorn “blindly," even though it took four hours to shoot a 2:12 clip.