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  1. Since this is a Fowler thread, is he on the ice yet?
  2. I start to wonder if it is Anaheim itself. Do the Ducks have to pay for the accommodations for the ref squad? Are they put up in the Ayers hotel across the street or any other nice Disney area hotel or are they in one of the hooker filled motels on south Harbor Blvd. They might be bent out of shape even before they get to the Ponda.
  3. Very exciting. But one veteran won't be able to straighten this mess out in his first game in over a year
  4. The crazy shot counts are not just the defense pairings that are the cause. Poor Gibson and Miller. An occasional game with a lopsided shot count would be one thing, but it's every GD game. In this up-tempo trial, are the forwards always leaning the wrong way every second, waiting to release towards the offensive zone? This might work, if they were able to score often. But when our best offensive player was recently claimed off the NHL trash heap, they have to re-think and really help the defense
  5. The physical game may not be the answer, but it might be an answer with the players we have. If you throw the other team off their game, it could keep the contests closer while they figure out all the other issues. We ain't going to win the speed skating contest with a Connor Mc David type, but if he's looking over his shoulder all the time, they'd stand a chance.
  6. Well to stick up for the coach a bit. It's all fine and dandy to talk about the up tempo game in the NHL, but you have to have players that can play that. I my opinion, we don't. I think we'll see some hybrid system. Get it out of the defensive zone asap, but with more body checking going on at both ends.
  7. Well our broken up Ducks are coming home to roost. We were lucky to get the surprise wins out of the gate, Those points will come in handy when we get most of our best players back on the ice. Meanwhile, I'll be happy with any stolen points we can get over the next few weeks.
  8. Nick Ritchie who?
  9. Hooray. Corey Perry has been almost horrible for the last 2 years. But we know what he is capable of. Pull a Teemu here Corey Remember the new Teemu after the lockout season where he had his knees repaired? He was a new man. A limpin', gimpin' CP gets us nowhere, but a strong pain free Perry would be worth seeing again. Good Luck with the rehab.
  10. This is all too reminiscent of years past, where the Ducks get off to a slow start....... injuries etc blah blah blah and try again to dig their way out of a hole. Yeah its preseason, but it doesn't give us fans anything to be positive about
  11. Nah, we're stuck with him. No Trade clause and high salary....he's a lifer in this penitentiary.
  12. I first started on these boards a long long time ago with the screen name CrustyOldCoot. I was trying to find out how long ago it was that I first started posting. I think the problem arises from the fact that it's the same email address and can't seem to get beyond the AyeEye. If the info is still around from before we went to this format, can I fuse the two files? Obviously not critical, but it would be interesting to know how long its been Thanks Admin
  13. I was harping about Perry's contract on another thread, but since that contract is going nowhere, let's hope we can find a productive way to use those hands. Even if it's mostly on the PP with his large frame in front of the net. In all of our lives we have met people that are the workaholic like Cogliano. I don't expect CP or most people to have that kinda work ethic ( I don't)
  14. Oh, I agree that he had been underpaid prior to this contract and there is way they weren't going to give him a huge raise. But as we can see it's the number of years that we became saddled with. It's been 3 seasons ago that he last broke 20 goals. To keep the Porsche analogy going, we're paying $1000/ month lease on an old car, not the latest and greatest. But as in a lease you gotta ride it out and see what the residual buyout is at lease end.
  15. Whoever Perry's agent should be getting a Porsche every christmas from Perry. That dude sold ice cubes to the eskimos. The Ducks will never get anything out of that contract. It doesn't matter that there is a no trade clause, as the numbers are so high you couldn't move him even if he begged to be traded.