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  1. No, I meant three games. Andersen played poorly in Game 5 and it rattled him (and probably the rest of the team) the rest of the series. Sure, the Ducks could've ended the series earlier had the third and fourth lines contributed. Or the Blackhawks could've ended the series sooner if Kane and Toews weren't invisible the first three or four games of the series. It stinks the Ducks lost, but I'm not wringing my hands because Murray didn't trade a prospect and a first-round pick for a third-line center like Antoine Vermette.
  2. If Freddie would've played average hockey during the final three games of that series, the Ducks would've been champs.
  3. There's no such thing as a perfect hire, but Eakins is a fine choice. Murray's process admittedly was a little weird, but ultimately he landed on the guy who makes the most sense for this organization right now. Eakins could've been better in Edmonton (it'd be hard to be worse), but there have been more experienced coaches that have fallen into the same rut with that organization. I wouldn't hold it against him too much. Ultimately, who really cares if Eakins was Murray's No. 1 choice or not? Randy Carlyle was likely Murray's No. 1 choice last time around, and look how that turned out. I don't blame the guy for taking his time. Murray's job is on the line with this hire, and it's not as if Scotty Bowman was available. Eakins is a proven coach at the AHL level ... let's have a little patience before casting him aside as another failure.
  4. Shut it down, Kes. I give him credit for gutting through the injury and getting to 1,000, but at some point he's a detriment to himself and the team. I don't think rest will really be much of a factor ... at some point you're just a 35-year old with bad hips that can't skate. Father Time is undefeated for a reason.
  5. Well, if they don't buy him out they'll be paying Kesler over $20 million for the next three years to do nothing.
  6. Two of the guys you named are career AHLers. Another has been shipped out of town. I'll grant you the Sprong acquisition, but for every step in the right direction Murray makes, he takes two steps the wrong way. Remember, he also re-signed Nick Ritchie (granted, did so for cheap) and re-acquired Derek Grant. If you want to have a faster team, you have to fully commit to it. Plus, he still allowed his coach to play Ryan Kesler 17 minutes a night.
  7. Doubt Silfverberg settles for anything less than $5.5 million over 4-5 years. He'd get that easily on the open market. And while I like Silf a whole lot, those are the kinds of deals the Ducks need to stay away from for the next few years. It would be in the Ducks' best interest to move Silf, Henrique and Fowler if they find the right deals. There are teams closer to contention that would pay a nice sum to add any of them.
  8. Did Bob Murray really try to switch to a smaller, speedier team? His big moves this offseason were to sign guys like Luke Schenn and Andrej Sustr. Frankly, I've been frustrated with Randy Carlyle from the moment he was hired, but he's only part of a larger problem. The Ducks have a GM who makes moves that contradict what he says. T
  9. ritz10hock

    Kesler

    The good news: Teemu Selanne took a year off from hockey at age 34 (same age Kesler will be this year) and returned as good as ever. The bad news: Ryan Kesler isn't Teemu Selanne.
  10. The bold really nails it on the head. Is Perry's contract equal to his production? No. Is he the player he once was? It pains me to say, but clearly not. The Ducks want to play faster and Perry is slow, but at the end of the day he's still (even in these down couple of seasons) a 50+ point guy. I'm with you. But then again, I've been off the Kesler bandwagon since the Ducks gave him this ridiculous deal. Eh. Saving that dead money for when they buy out Kes. Also, hi everyone. It's been awhile.
  11. It's not baseball. Players don't get inducted with any specific team.
  12. If Cavaliers fans can get over LeBron leaving (where he embarrassed the franchise on national television) and Packers fans can get over the departure of Brett Favre (to a division rival strictly to BEAT THE PACKERS) surely Ducks fans can do the same with Kariya.
  13. Not disputing Giguere's accomplishment, but Kariya was one of the top five players in the league from 1996-2001. He was a big part of putting this franchise on the map.
  14. For those that share this view, fortunately for you Kariya doesn't think he should have his number retired either.
  15. Pretty close estimation there, but unless you're strictly talking strictly a financial investment in the 02-03 Ducks I don't see why that matters. Just find it funny that fans criticize a player for bettering his career position yet would do the exact same thing in their own life. I mean, play with Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg on a team built to win a Cup? It didn't work out for him. Had Brian Burke, Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger arrived a few years before they did I doubt Kariya would've went anywhere.
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