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Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf have ample motivation to do something remarkable in the Anaheim Ducks' shortened season.
While they attempt to improve on the Ducks' recent past, they're also playing with their futures in doubt.
Perry and Getzlaf will be unrestricted free agents this summer if they don't agree to new deals in Anaheim, their home for eight seasons as linemates and friends.
Anaheim general manager Bob Murray opened training camp by expressing his strong desire to re-sign Perry, the goal-scoring former NHL MVP, and Getzlaf, the Ducks' captain and top playmaker.
But both sides must make decisions before a deal is done. The Ducks must figure out how much they're willing to spend on two 27-year-old forwards with top-level talent and disappointing recent results.
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Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was asked on Sunday what he saw in a 42-year-old Teemu Selanne, now participating in his 19th NHL training camp.
That hes almost as old as me and looks just as good or better, Boudreau answered.
Dont sell yourself short, Gabby.
Selanne, 15 years Boudreaus junior, enters the 2013 season as the leagues oldest player. Its a transition that has gone...
The Ducks continue with their abbreviated training camp and already are making some interesting moves.
Goaltender Viktor Fasth was sent to Norfolk of the AHL, not because he has been cut, but in order for him to get some game experience in. Fasth has not played a game since last November when he injured his hip in Sweden. He has been dealing with hip and groin issues since...
from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,
Ducks General Manager Bob Murray told reporters the day after NHL players officially ratified their new labor deal that he's planning to meet soon with the respective agents for Perry (the Newport Sports Group) and Getzlaf (Steve Kotlowitz) to attempt to extend the players' contracts.
Both players will become unrestricted free...
Too much time has been wasted already. No sense wasting any more. Now that a new CBA is in place, approved by both owners and players alike, a condensed NHL schedule has been released and the Ducks are back on the ice.
Training camp began in earnest for all 30 teams, who begin official NHL play next Saturday, January 19.
Coach Bruce Boudreau will get to have his...
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
But when prompted to discuss the fit and youthful 42-year-old Teemu Selanne for the latest time,Bruce Boudreau couldn’t contain his inner comedic urge.
“He’s almost as old as me and looks just as good or better,” Boudreau said.
Following a two-hour practice on the first day of an abbreviated training camp...
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Jan. 19 - Can't miss this game. The Ducks open the season north of the border against the Vancouver Canucks. Will Roberto Luongo still be there?
Jan. 25 - The Ducks finally return to the Honda Center...