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  1. 2 points
    On the whole I agree with the idea of replacing Murray. But let's not forget there is another expansion draft coming in June. The Ducks do not have the depth in their roster this time around. Why add valuable pieces to the roster now when it further exposes players that the Ducks intend on keeping. Can anyone here argue that the Ducks could have signed a legitimate first line Dman or another top sniper during the summer?Not with the current roster. Murray tried to get both Shattenkirk and Faulk. Neither had any interest in playing for the Ducks. Better to spend a season evaluating the prospects until after the Seattle draft before trying to rebuild something with outside parts. Does it suck for Getzlaf to squander another season when his retirement is looming on the horizon? Sure it does. But he's already won a Cup. If winning another cup is more important than staying with the Ducks he will ask to be traded or will simply not resign with the team after next season. If he does move to another team I'll be bummed but I would not hold it against him. Biggest recent mistake Murray made was wasting two and a half season rehiring Randy Carlyle as head coach. I'd argue his second was hiring Dallas Eakins last summer when there were several better choices out there.
  2. 1 point
    Last season the Ducks were terrible, so it was fine to do nothing at the trade deadline. 2018 was a little disappointing when the only TDL move was trading Wags for a 38-year-old Jason Chimera to get "more speed" (lol, Chimera sucked). In 2017, GMBM got Eaves, which was a great move. Eaves potted 11 goals in 20 games for the Ducks to end the regular season and 2 more goals in the playoffs before getting injured. 2016 was also pretty decent, when GMBM got Jamie McGinn and Brandon Pirri at the deadline. McGinn had 8G in 21 games to close the regular season and 2 more goals in the 7-game 1st round loss to Nashville. Losing Maroon at the 2016 TDL hurt though. And then there was 2015. Getting Despres was a stroke of genius in 2015. Wiz, not so much. Fleischmann was also a decent depth add at that TDL, while Sekac was a waste of space. But I recall many fans on this board wanted a bigger fish the most - Antoine Vermette. GMBM didn't want to give up his 1st rounder (#27 overall, ended up being Jacob Larsson) to the Yotes for Vermette and Chicago got him instead for their 1st rounder (ended up being Nick Merkley). And we all know how that turned out, especially in double-OT of Game 4. Yeah, the Kesler trade didn't materialize in 2014 (not his fault) and getting Lombardi in 2013 to be Teemu's center was a gigantic whiff, but I thought the Robidas acquisition in 2014 was a pretty bold move until Garbutt re-broke Robidas' leg in the first round of the playoffs. All in all though, while he's made his share of blunders over the years, GMBM's recent work at the TDL is not really the place to criticize him IMO. I still give GMBM a B/B+ for his TDL work.
  3. 1 point
    I’m not sure what to make of the Crawford situation, but it sounds like Peters was being a terrible human very recently. There are allegations of him kicking and punching players in the head in Carolina, where he was coaching as recently as 2018. Peters also resigned, he wasn’t fired, and my suspicion is that he resigned to put an end to the Flames investigation, which he probably knew would dig up a whole lot of other incidents of misconduct, maybe even in the current locker room. Calgary also got knocked out of the playoffs in the first round in 5 games last season to the #8 seeded Avs, which had to have upset the front office. And the Flames were just treading water for the first two months of this season. I also think it’s interesting that the Flames have won five straight since Peters was replaced behind the bench. So removing Peters seems to be about as punishing to the Flames as removing Carlyle was punishing to the Ducks last season.
  4. 1 point
    The troubling thing here is that the 'bad conduct' that is getting these coaches in trouble, happened years in the past. It's like the treatment the refs give the Ducks: Full scrutiny with an eye toward punishing this year's team for stuff done in 2005. Not fair in either case. You'd think that the fact that there were no recent reports of bad behavior by the coaches would indicate that they've grown up a bit. Dittos for BB. Very nice person, great coach.
  5. 1 point
    How can any of you, especially those Gibby fans, not be disappointed during all those past seasons at the trade deadline? As we watch our conference teams get better and BM does nothing to get the Ducks more offense or at least a quarterback Defenseman for our power-less-play. Then us fans think “wow we made the playoffs again” so we hope that BM will surely get on the phone to make the team better for the following season but again disappoint the fans during the off-season. So all we have to look forward to for the following season are new restaurants at the pond.
  6. 1 point
    Yes. Exactly this. Thanks man. It was more of the latter option I bolded above which would eventually lead to getting another high pick anyway too. listen everyone I love Getz just as much as the next best fan. But if 1). He was ok with leaving and 2). It brought back the next big thing for this team then the question is would you do it. the post was never about me bagging on him but on the contrary saying that he still has the ability to go into beast mode and carry a team but for how long because this team is not going to be contending for a cup anytime soon and we would just be wasting him away. I’m a Ducks team fan first and if the return was for an incredible **young** player to fit in with the rest of the young team with it’s already talented **young** lineup then I would go for it. And given that Getz would make any team who is already a contender that much better then I bet the return would be great because Getz is still great. it would for sure be a bleak low time for the team for the short term reminiscent of the day we traded off Selanne but it could also potentially pay off big time. .... or not LOL But again the point was to get constructive feedback. There were some posts who brought up things I didn’t consider which is good in order to get a well rounded assessment
  7. 1 point
    Rob’s premise wasn’t about a decline in Getzlaf’s game or leadership though. It was whether Getzlaf should be traded to help us get the next great franchise player. I took his post to mean that he’s thinking that either trading Getzlaf would bring back a legit blue chip prospect to build the team’s future around, or that trading Getzlaf would cause the Ducks to tank so bad that they’d get the next great franchise player in the draft. I don’t support either option, but they’re certainly not totally unreasonable positions to take. We don’t have any elite prospects outside of maybe Zegras, so management will need to figure out some way to find more of them. RobD360 has also been a solid contributor on these boards for quite a while. I have no interest in shutting down posters who add to these discussions as much as he has.
  8. 1 point
    My biggest issue with Murray was re-hiring Carlyle. That was just plain stupid. It set the team back a few seasons and Eakins has the pressure to clean up the mess. Not to say I'm a big fan of Eakins but just about any coach coming in to clean up this mess would probably be having the same results. Also, the team leaders not named Getzlaf need to step it up. At this point IMHO, everyone is on the trading block except Getzlaf.
  9. 1 point
    I believe Getzy did an interview not to long ago where he was asked about being on one team. He said that it's something he's always wanted and has been fortunate enough to be able to do that up to this point in his career. He doesn't seem interested in going anywhere else. A few problems with trading him would be how players will view our team when they decide to come here. As well as what we would get for him and who would want to take on his contract. Though theoretically, if you want to maximize returns for players then we should trade him and get some really good pieces for the future. But we could also trade for a player and he could end up not being as good as we think. But we should keep him to mentor our young guys. He seems to be one of the few guys in the league who has an old school approach in respecting the game and other players. Maybe that's Neidermayer's leadership which has rubbed off on him. Idk but I'm against trading him.
  10. 1 point
    Murray has been around since 2008.....so I think it will be time to look for new direction once 19-20 concludes. I do feel this season is referendum on Bob. DuckPride 4ever MooseDuck
  11. 1 point
    Rivalry Series begins this weekend in Hartford. TSN/NBCSN airing live starting at 4 PM PT. https://teamusa.usahockey.com/news_article/show/1070824
  12. 1 point
    Just a follow up to my previous comments about how Getzlaf should get to choose if he leaves - the last thing I would want to see is for Getz to have to pull a Modano or Alfredsson or Broduer if he wants to keep playing and spend one season with another team. I think he's earned the right to be a one team player if he wants to stay.
  13. 1 point
    Agreed. I think it's a fair topic of discussion even if we have differing views. It certainly makes more sense now than it did 5 or 6 years ago, when there were multiple people on the boards calling for 'washed up' Getzlaf to be traded immediately.
  14. 1 point
    Lol what. That might be the first game in the last 3 years where Gibson has played worse than the team in front of him.
  15. 1 point
    Yes, that's how it works. So it wasn't bad GM'ing, it was bad luck.
  16. 1 point
    That's true. It's amazing how some people on this forum bring themselves below ground zero level in terms of manners. One member directed personal slurs against me, the other suggests to delete and ban my account from this website, and only because I have been critical of some highly-paid players on the Ducks roster who are not playing to their expectations. You are right, maybe they should create their own forum with censored information only. Mao Zedong would be proud of them.
  17. 1 point
    I can't believe this is even a topic.
  18. 1 point
    The expansion rules were fairly prohibitive for Vegas in terms of signing UFAs that first season because they were required to take an ED eligible player from every team (30 teams) and they also ended up acquiring a number of players in trades (i.e. Theo, Tuch, Reilly Smith, Grabovski, Clarkson, etc.), some of whom made the opening night roster. Since the ED-eligible list is basically made up entirely of NHL-caliber players, Vegas' roster was pretty full after the draft, so when UFA opened they were pretty much only signing players for their minor league team. I'd expect it to be a pretty similar situation for Seattle in 2021. Also, I believe the rules were set up so that Vegas could select a UFA in the ED, and that player would then count as the player taken from the last team he was under contract with. So in theory, Seattle could select Gudbranson with their pick from the Ducks, but it would seem odd to do that unless they already knew they could get a favorable deal done with him on July 1st.
  19. 1 point
    With all the bad news about Babs, Peters, Crawford, etc. dominating the headlines, it’s nice to see good guy Bruce Boudreau coaching the hell out of the Wild right now. 8-0-3 over their last 11, and just beat Tampa in their own building. I really miss the big red tomato. Good guy. Great coach.
  20. 0 points
    i don't think i'd even go that far. the first goal was crazy, yes, but that thing Manson did, that lead directly to the second goal, was worse. i think i'd just say Gibby played about as well as the team in front of him, and he's usually multiple notches above.
  21. 0 points
    Anyone know what the unprofessional conduct was that got Montgomery canned? They said it was off ice, not directed at a team member, and not criminal... which has me stumped. Domestic abuse would be criminal, though maybe they’re making a questionable distinction if the partner didn’t report. i can’t imagine they’d fire him for an affair. That sort of leaves a non-criminal but unacceptable association or treatment of another. Like making crappy comments online or associating with a group that does so. thoughts?
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