This was a story that was on line this morning, I know it's about a Wisconsin Badger player, but Justin Schultz is probably one of the best defensive players that I have seen play in college hockey for a very long time. In my opinion, this kid could probably be playing for the Anaheim Ducks right now and the Ducks have to be licking their lips with the prospects of having Schultz in their line up. I think you’re also looking at one of the 2012 Hobey Baker finalists.
Mike Sielski, Wall Street Journal --- As the NCAA's statistical outlier at his position, Schultz has the potential to develop into a creature that's been all but extinct from the NHL for two decades: the dominant offensive defenseman.
In the 20 years since the New York Rangers' Brian Leetch finished the 1991-92 season with 102 points, no NHL defenseman has topped the century mark. Only one, Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom, has reached 80 in the last 15 years. And given the manner in which the sport has evolved, it's an open question whether a player of Schultz's skills and pedigree will ever approach 100 points again.
It usually is the captain that gets called on to talk to the media after a particularly tough loss and Sunday night was no different in the Anaheim Ducks' locker room.
But before Ryan Getzlaf was brought out, defenseman Cam Fowler found himself in a scrum to explain a second-period turnover that led to a Detroit Red Wings goal.
"I forced it," Fowler said. "Terrible...
Anybody feeling nostalgic? Beating Anaheim always makes me happy. Here's a clip - not of last night's game - but one where I sat in the 8th row behind Jonas Hiller (for the 1st and 3rd)...and it might be the loudest I ever heard the Joe (aside from when Stone Cold Steve Austin rammed the zamboni into the ring...but that's another story)...[youtube]1FRd275l_Io&...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
November 21, 2011
I love when magazine covers look so airbrushed that you're actually looking at a painting. Then the December issue of Cafe magazine was released in Sweden and Red Wings All World defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom appearing on the cover. Did the graphics team at Cafe magazine make Nick out to be an absolute stud with a chiseled chest, a defined six pack and nipples that look they...
Twenty games down, just 62 more occasions of ineptitude, errors and eventual losses before the season ends.After yet another loss, this one a 4-2 fiasco against the Detroit Red Wings, the Anaheim Ducks are looker lamer by the minute. 6-10-4 in the first quarter and only two teams with worse records in the entire NHL. Number one draft pick, here we come?The Red Wings played...
The Ducks are helping to spread cheer in Orange County this holiday season by collecting toys as part of the annual Anaheim Ducks Toy Drive at all December home games prior to the Christmas holiday.
The Lady Ducks (player wives and signi...
There's probably no greater exclamation point for a spectacular save than a premature celebration.
Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks thought he had a goal in the second period Sunday night against the Detroit Red Wings, raising his arms in the air. Jimmy Howard's glove had other ideas.
Ryan Getzlaf fired the puck on goal, it hit Corey Perry — who, in turn, appeared to bump...
Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne score for the Ducks, who suffer their 10th loss in 11 games.Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne score for the Ducks, who suffer their 10th loss in 11 games.
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