Originally posted on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 3/12/13
With all due respect to the fast-starting Chicago Blackhawks, the Anaheim Ducks are the most imposing bunch in the Western Conference this season.They are 18-3-3 this season and 42-17-9 over their last 68 games. “We were third in the league from January on until the end of the year last year,” defenseman Francois Beauchemin told the Orange County Register. “I think we're playing probably the same way we did the last stretch last year. We were so far deep that we couldn't catch up.“Now this year, we started playing the way we finished last year. We're getting results out of it.”Here is why the Ducks are the best: The addition of Viktor Fasth gave them a second elite goaltender to go with Jonas Hiller. This paid huge dividends earlier this season when Hiller battled the puck and minor injuries. Ryan Getzlaf is playing like an elite center again. Corey Perry is mustering a salary drive as he approaches free agency. With Bobby Ryan jumping up on the Getzlaf/Perry line more frequently, th
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