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  1. I think we already have our long-term "New NHL" #1 center in Sam Steel. He ended last season being our most productive center those last few games, even finishing the season centering our first line with Rakell and Silfverberg. No reason why Steel can't be our long-term center. Maybe future captain.
  2. Dallas Eakins reminds me a lot of Mike Babcock. Both seem to enjoy the psychology behind what makes a player tick. Would not be surprised to see him have similar success that Mike Babcock has had. I know. I know. He stunk in Edmonton. But, wouldn't y'all agree the Oilers are like the Browns used to be in football? The kind of team that even the best coach might not do well with? Oh, and by the way, guess who stunk in his first head coaching job? Which was with the Browns? Bill Belichick. Sometimes, a coach just needs a second chance. Hope Dallas does great this time. And hope we keep Perry. Maybe Dallas can bring the best out of him.
  3. Lol. Hey, it was about a potential new captain too. Ha. Ha. I think you're right though. Getzlaf is a great leader and will likely keep the "C."
  4. I wonder if Dallas Eakins will shock everybody and take the "C" away from Ryan Getzlaf, sort of like it was taken away from Joe Thornton in San Jose. I hope not. However, if that happens, who would you want to be given the "C" and made "Captain" of our team this upcoming season? If it's me, I wouldn't mind seeing Cam Fowler with the "C." For one, he is signed long-term and will be here many more years. He is still only 27 years old, and has not reached his prime yet. Also, I do not think I've ever seen him "take a shift off." He always gives 100 percent. I know some folks around here aren't the biggest Cam Fowler fans. Some wouldn't mind seeing him traded. For me, though, he deserves the nickname "Mr. Consistent," because he usually is very consistent. Plays hard every shift. Never gets too high or too low. Pretty even keel. Chips in with a good goal when we need one. Can run the power play. Good passer. Has improved greatly on defense. And leads by example, with how hard he works, how he trains, not taking bad penalties, etc. Further, he is one of the best skaters in the NHL. His "speed game" is made for the "New NHL." He also learned from the best, as he had a room with the Niedermeyer's when first breaking in the league. Plus, although he has a peaceable personality, he is "tough as nails." He had a major jaw injury last year, and seemed to be back after only a few weeks. That's pretty gutsy. He has also overcome other injuries in the past as well, showing his grit and dedication to this team. So, I am hoping Getzlaf keeps the "C." However, if it has to go to somebody else, I hope Fowler gets it. How about you? LET'S...GO...DUCKS!
  5. I wonder if Dallas Eakins will shock everybody and take the "C" away from Ryan Getzlaf, sort of like it was taken away from Thornton in San Jose. I hope not. However, if that happens, who would you want to be given the "C?" If it's me, I wouldn't mind seeing Cam Fowler with the "C." For one, he is signed long-term and will be here many more years. He is still only 27 years old, and has not reached his prime yet. Also, I do not think I've ever seen him "take a shift off." He always gives 100 percent. I know some folks around here aren't the biggest Cam Fowler fan. Some wouldn't mind to see him traded. For me, though, he deserves the nickname "Mr. Consistent," because he usually is pretty consistent. Plays hard every shift. Never gets too high or too low. Pretty even keel. Chips in with a good goal when we need one. Can run the power play. Good passer. Has improved greatly on defense. And leads by example, with how hard he works, how he trains, etc. Plus, he is one of the best skaters in the NHL. His "speed game" is made for the "New NHL." He also learned from the best, as he had a room with the Niedermeyer's when first breaking in the league. So, I am hoping Getzlaf keeps the "C." However, if it has to go to somebody else, I hope Fowler gets it. How about you? LET'S...GO...DUCKS!
  6. We can beat any team, anywhere, no matter how many good players they have, rain or shine, down by 3, etc. Lol. I don't know more about the Vegas team, but I like our chances. Let's Go Ducks! I mean, Gulls! Well, both Ducks and Gulls!!!!
  7. Great point. Ha. Ha. I'll just say everybody is past players--but those 2 can be the exception. But I do think Bobby Ryan and Jeff Friesen could take their place in the lineup, if it were all past players.
  8. If you could have one past Ducks player, in their prime, who would you sign to a 5-year deal? Hey, it's the off-season. LOL. If it were me, I'd pick Teemu Selanne. But there are other players up for consideration as well, like Scott Niedermeyer, Jari Kurri, Chris Pronger, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Adam Oates, and...yes...Paul Kariya, etc. The Ducks have had a lot of talent over the years. In fact, just for the fun of it, I'll do a lineup that would be an amazing Ducks lineup if we could have all of these players play for the Ducks again, in their prime: -Kunitz -Getzlaf -Perry -Kariya -McDonald -Selanne -Federov -Oates -Kurri -Rob Niedermeyer -Rucchin -Sykora -Scott Niedermeyer -Pronger -Ozolinsh -Carney -Havelid -Salei -J.S. Giguere -Guy Hebert LET'S GO DUCKS!
  9. I agree that Getzlaf is one of the best passers in the game. I would have loved to see Getzlaf get to center a player like Mario Lemieux. I know Lemieux played center. But I'm sure he could have played wing. Imagine Getzlaf feeding him pucks each game. Now imagine their left wing was Pavel Bure. Just imagine that. A line of Bure, Getzlaf, and Lemieux. Would have been amazing. Hey, it's our off-season. So, fun to think of these type of things.
  10. I'd rather the Ducks sign Jeff Halpern than Jon Cooper. No offense to Jon Cooper, but he never seems passionate on the bench. Jeff Halpern, in contrast, seems very passionate about coaching. Plus, Jeff Halpern was in charge of the Lightning forwards this season. He knows their system as well as anybody. Still hoping we sign Jeff Halpern to be our next head coach.
  11. Not sure what it would take for the Rangers to trade their number 2 overall draft pick to the Ducks. I doubt they will pass on the opportunity to draft either Hughes or Kakko. But you never know. If we offered both of our Round 1 draft picks, Ritchie, and maybe even our first round draft pick from last season, who made the team his rookie year--Lundestrom--they might be willing to trade? I know that would be a lot for us to give up. And the Rangers might not think that is enough to trade their pick. After all, Lundestrom lasted only a few games. However, they would get a pretty nice return. Lundestrom and Ritchie, and both of our first round draft picks, for their second overall pick. Not bad, if you ask me. Not likely, though. If Kakko is available, I doubt they pass on drafting him. But one can dream, can't they? LOL.
  12. I wonder if a team would ask for a player like Kase. I wouldn't mind giving up our second first rounder as well, if we get back another later round draft pick.
  13. I wouldn't be surprised to see Ritchie traded, along with our 9th overall draft pick, to move up in the draft.
  14. LOL. I hear you. I do have a lot of respect for somebody like Joe Thornton and what he has done in this league. Hopefully Getzlaf can do what he has done and continue his career for a while. Yes, it would be nice if he won the Cup on a different team than the Sharks. But still--would obviously rather have the Ducks winning the Cup this year. Hopefully next year.
  15. Wouldn't be surprised to see the Sharks win the Cup this year. I know many would not want that. However, might be cool to see the Sharks win it, since they are the only California team not to have done so. Plus, maybe the Sharks winning it all would be extra motivation for the Ducks to come back next season and win it next year. LET'S GO DUCKS!
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