Gabe is obsessed with ducks. It's one of the few words he can say. It's one of the few animals he clearly recognizes. It's his favorite toy (or toys, because now we have many versions of them).
It makes his rooting interest in the Stanley Cup finals that much easier to figure out: I mentioned to him that it's the Ottawa Senators (my pick) versus the Anaheim Mighty Ducks...
...And his head perked up: "Duck!" he cried out. (Actually, it's more like "Duh!" But we know what he's talking about.)
It might be coincidental, but it is Gabe's first pro-sports championship prediction. Given his success with college sports (Florida football, Florida hoops), I should probably go with Anaheim.
(UPDATE: Ducks take a 1-0 lead in the series with a 3-2 win at home last night over Ottawa.)