Evidence that the Anaheim Ducks have a different offensive style could be found 70 seconds into a recent game against Minnesota.
A whistle blew nine seconds in, and the coach did not call for a line change. Then the top line of Bobby Ryan, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry stayed out for more than a minute.
Those things rarely happened under former coach Randy Carlyle. Carlyle was so stuck on matchups and changes that a common sight was a Ducks player heading to the bench with a look of resignation because his shift lasted all of 15 seconds.
While the honeymoon is clearly over with new coach Bruce Boudreau -- the Ducks have blown 3-0 and 2-0 leads in his first two games, both losses -- Anaheim appears to have a looser style that could spark more goals on an offense that has averaged just 2.27 goals per game before Tuesday's game against the Kings, worst in the Western Conference.
That much was clear in the first few days of Boudreau's tenure, when he laid out his philosophy to his ne...