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  1. Glad to see they have top notch officiating for the critical Stanley Cup Final games. Completely missed making what should have been a Penalty call on Perry as the 3rd Period was winding down, and instead made a call that shouldn't have been made during OT. I guess the OT penalty could be looked at as a make up call.
  2. Yeah, another issue that will have to be negotiated between the players union and the owners. It was an easier proposition this year, since teams and players had incentive to hold playoffs and award the Cup. Otherwise it was a completely wasted 19-20 season. The NHL is not like Football, Baseball or even Basketball, in that it doesn't really have a lucrative TV contract. And I'm sure that contract is heavily sided towards playoff matches and their televising. So how could teams be able to pay players their full salaries, when those salaries were based on a full season's revenue, and also fans in attendance, which is 100% uncertain. And if it does happen, will be significantly limited for a period of time. Hockey won't have the same demand as football, where the NFL can get plenty of revenue from regular season TV deal with several major networks. So many uncertainties, but I'm extremely glad they were able to make the Canada bubbles work with no problems. They executed the resumption well, and now we'll get to see an actual Cup Finals.
  3. I don't see any possible way that next season is normal. The league should be starting Training Camps this week. Instead they're still finishing the Conference Finals. They still have to work the scheduling for next season around the virus. They will probably nix all the inter-conference games as a start, and almost certainly cut the season length. Perhaps they'll shoot for something around 60 games, but again, that's dependent upon the virus situation. Putting fans in the seats is even less certain. At some point they might be allowed to let some fans attend in person, but probably not full rows and rows of people, so again, limited attendance, and proper spacing between each set of fans. Hopefully the outbreak won't still be so bad that they have to consider bubbles again, but that very well could happen as well. They'll have to see how spread and testing is going once they're getting ready to make their plans.
  4. Tuukka Rask Opts Out of the Playoffs for Boston.
  5. Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf selling O.C. mansion with mini ice rink for $10.8 million https://sports.yahoo.com/anaheim-ducks-ryan-getzlaf-selling-193307342.html I hope he's simply moving somewhere else in the O.C., and is not about to be traded. He only bought the place 2 years ago.
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    Was hoping for Winnipeg or Florida. Rangers don't exactly need a draw to get fans or sell tickets, whenever that occurs again. They have deep pockets, so if he turns into something special, he won't be going anywhere. Like a Crosby or Ovechkin. They can pay what it will take to lock him up long term. But at least then he wouldn't be in the West, and Ducks would face them 2 times max per season.
  7. Though not necessarily completely his fault, most GM's would be fired given the amount of $$$$$$$$$$$ lost on Eaves, Kesler & Perry, but not our Bob.
  8. Niedermayer, Selanne, Pronger, Getzlaf, Perry, Kunitz.....all on the same roster, and all will eventually be in the Hall Of Fame. I'm not sure we'll see another Ducks lineup like that again in our lifetimes.
  9. Isn't that pretty much how it would have been during a regular season? I thought you're able to fall a total of 3 slots, or able to move up 3 slots. But the rules always confuse me. Ottawa may get a couple of top 6 picks, but they'll still suck. How many good years have they had in the last 30 other than the one where the Ducks walked all over them?
  10. Very detailed article about what happens next. https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/29220890/the-nhl-coronavirus-pause-playoff-format-means-all-31-teams-updates-testing-more
  11. Announcement at 1:30 today about the resumption of NHL play.
  12. The Ducks haven't had a superstar player who spent his entire career with the club. Getzlaf is going to be that guy. His next contract may or may not be his last, that remains to be seen. The only other question is whether the Ducks intend to retire Giguere's jersey, otherwise Getzlaf is most likely to be the next one retired a few years from now.
  13. Kesler has 2 Years remaining at $6.875 Million cap hit each year. Ducks have to pay Perry for 3 seasons, $5 Million the upcoming season, but then it drops to $2M for 2021-22 & 2022-23. Getzlaf's contract expires at the end of next season, and he'll make $6 Million. Would he take a discount on a Retirement contract, so the team can land a big fish in 2021, and then another in 2022?
  14. It sounds like they are not going to assign playoff spots based upon division ranking, and since the Ducks have the 3rd worst record in the Conference, they would be part of the 3 team group that does not qualify for the playoffs. In fact, all 3 teams would be from Pacific Division, Ducks, Kings & Sharks. California will be left out of the playoffs, which was destined to happen anyways.
  15. Well, supposedly the NBA is telling their players, that if at any point they test positive for the virus, they're out of the playoffs. I don't necessarily think that would result in a team being eliminated, although if enough players on a team did test positive, I suppose that would be it for them. The whole circumstance is uncharted waters. Sure, they're doing it so people have some sports to finally watch on TV, but they're also doing it for money, which is really the main reason.
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