Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 12/10/11
Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images North America There is no love loss between the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks. The Predators took out the Ducks last season for their first ever playoff series win and the Ducks have been reeling ever since. Can a coaching change in Anaheim finally usher in the change needed for the Ducks to start the climb back into playoff contention? This Year’s Series: 2-0-0 (1-0-0 Home, 1-0-0 Away) This Season’s Video Recaps: Nov. 9 2011: Oct. 29 2011: Looking at the Ducks: A slow and steady decent into the bowels of the Western Conference, the Ducks are only one point above the Blue Jackets for last place. Despite an enviable offensive line-up, the trouble for the Ducks has been inconsistent goaltending and an absent defensive core. Toni Lydman and Lubomir Vishnovsky have been ghosts on the ice and not nearly the threat they were in last year’s plus/minus or point categories. A head coaching change stifled the rumors that the Ducks may hav...
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