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  1. Yeah, but after Free Agency opens.
  2. Bob is going to have to make a deal now with Seattle. We'll offer up a player they're interested in for the Expansion Draft, and they'll promise not to pick whoever we want in the Entry Draft.
  3. People will go to Toronto games even if the team is 0-82-0. There's hardly any extreme demand for Ducks tickets, even when they're winning playoff series. More of the same. Honda Center is going to be a ghost town next season. Going from $75 tickets to $25 tickets probably was not wise. I think that after 25 years, next season will be my last as a SSH.
  4. True, but it's far more lopsided when there are practically no Ducks fans buying tickets, aside from the SS Holders. So Cal fans are all into the bandwagon, and they don't pay money to show up when the team is sucking. I don't know how long I can feel taken advantage of, paying for season seats, when I could pick and choose games on Stub Hub for prices of half the price I'm paying.
  5. The Ducks had better do something Big during the off-season beyond signing Getzlaf to a new contract. If not, they shouldn't expect to get any new Season Seat Holders for 2021-22. And the various promotional deals they offer aren't going to be enough to get people in the stands. Except of course for those games where the opposing teams' fans pack the arena. No people in the stands means no cars bringing parking revenue. No attendees buying food, alcohol, let alone merchandise. Anyone who has seen the prices at Honda Center, knows the gigantic profit margins being achieved. It hurts because it gives ownership even less incentive to go get a high quality Free Agent who doesn't come cheap. Unfortunately it's going to take more than 1 UFA to turn this team around. Which is why I'm not happy that it appears BM is going to set the course for the 2021-22 roster. I can't help but see more of the same that we've had the past several years.
  6. A coach can only do so much damage, and it's usually short term damage. You can resolve any issues by letting them go, and bringing in a new coach with a different system. i don't have a problem with giving Eakins more opportunity to succeed. So far as I'm concerned, he wasn't given a lot to work with. But I've never really felt he was a great hiring, and that the only reason he was hired, is that he happened to be the coach of the Ducks minor league club, so management didn't have to do a search for a coach with extensive and successful NHL experience. Also he probably was available on the very cheap. Not like he could demand much since his only league level experience, was unsuccessful, and he was fired from that job. The GM on the other hand, can do long term damage. They're making decisions that will help or hurt a club for years to come. It could mean the difference between drafting a Bobby Ryan and a Chad Kilger early in the 1st Round. Sad that it looks like Bob is going to be calling the shots over the coming months, and especially with our Top 5 pick. Edit: I should point out that Kilger might actually be one of the greatest draftings in Ducks history, since he brought us Teemu.
  7. I meant the Entry Draft, which is confusing since it has same initials as Expansion Draft.
  8. So his reward for sucking so bad, is that he gets to make our pick in the ED? Since when do teams fire their GM's AFTER the Draft? I don't buy it. If ownership wanted to send a message and get rid of him, they would have done it on Monday. I'll predict it now. He's not going anywhere, and neither is Eakins. Though I am not against Eakins staying as much as I am against Murray being able to make decisions through the 21-22 season. I'm so glad I moved my seats so I'm now paying 1/3rd of what I had been. I don't expect next season to be much different, and months from now, we'll still be here bashing BM, and his poor decisions. Ownership really doesn't care. But they do care about people coming to the arena and spending money on parking, food, drinks & merchandise. I can tell you right now, that when crowds return later this year to 100% capacity arenas, Honda Center is going to struggle reaching 10K attendance most nights. If I wasn't an original season seat holder, I'd not go anywhere near season tickets, because it's going to be easy getting good tickets for 1/2 face value almost every night.
  9. Sounds like it's essentially a money thing. As usual. There must be a loss of revenue from either TV contracts or ticket sales. Most likely the former. If that's the case, it's a 100% certainty they'll play every single missed game. Not because they matter, but because the money matters. That's the main reason they pieced together this joke of a season, where instead of teams playing a wide variety of opponents, they essentially were confined to a set list of teams, primarily within their own division. Not exactly the true test of a champion. The last season which finished in the Orlando bubble was more legit IMO than this one.
  10. They are locked into the #2 spot. They can only catch Detroit, if they win 2 games, and Detroit loses 2 in Regulation. But the 1st tiebreaker is Regulation Wins, and Detroit has 4 more than us, so it's impossible for us to finish ahead of them. The points situation with Vancouver is not relevant. They are not going to bother with Vancouver's missed games, because they're not relevant. No chance for them to make the playoffs. They'll get seeded in the draft according to their Points %.
  11. Vancouver missed a bunch of games. They'll be seeded based upon %, which right now would be 24th.
  12. Seeing all these tributes in the final games of Miller & Backes, makes me believe that Getzlaf would not just announce his retirement during the off season. There would be signs that he was about to hang up the skates, and the Ducks announcers would be mentioning it as a possibility. I don't think they really have gone in that direction, that I've heard. I can't say what he's thinking about where to play, but if he wants to stay a Duck for his whole career, he'll sign a 1 or 2 year deal, and all but indicate that it's his last contract.
  13. Buffalo 2 points behind, with 2 games remaining. Ducks have 3 games. Same # of Regulation Wins. I think next tiebreaker is Goals Differential? If so, Sabres have -56 and we have -52.
  14. They could start at the top by tossing BM overboard, losing most, if not all, of the coaching staff, and doing a complete overhaul of the lineup.
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