At this point, I must admit any ideas or thoughts about a playoff team (for me) seem light years away right now.
I'd be happy if the ducks scored - I don't know - 3 or 4 goals a game for a while and actually competed with the opposition. Maybe win a game or two - even in a row for heaven's sake instead of the dizzying thoughts of playoffs and stanley cup runs...
Oh and be able to just do the little things like exiting the zone without an icing, a missed pass, a fumbled pass, a 150 foot pass to a target that is stationary instead of a 5-10 foot pass to a forward that is skating and poised to receive it and get out. Back when Scotty Bowman was coaching the old Montreal Canadiens, a team I despised when they lost a total of 9 games all season - someone asked him what his secret was and he said "getting the puck out of our own end as fast as possible." And that was before the "new NHL" came to be as it is today.
The rule is if the puck isn't in your own end, you aren't going to give up any goals. And that's always a good thing.