Originally written on On the Duck Pond  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Tuesday at the Honda Center was spent on exit interviews for players rather than prepping for a game in round two of the playoffs.  The Ducks would much rather have been anticipating the Los Angeles Kings than cleaning out lockers. GM Bob Murray, who was nominated for GM of the year, actually spoke to the media.  Murray, unlike Brian Burke, speaks rarely and often looks annoyed that he has to talk to the press as part of his job. Murray was unhappy with the results of the first round loss against the Detroit Red Wings and felt more toughness was in order for his team. :I am upset," said Murray.  "I'm still old school.  (Justin) Abdelkader does what he does to Toni (Lydman) and there's no reaction.  I don't accept that.  There should've been reaction.  We have plenty of players in that dressing room that are capable of reacting.  It's a team attitude.  We need more pushback.  There wasn't enough." Lydman suffered a head injury and recurring headaches as a result of Abdelkader's hit to the head in game three of the series.  Abdelkader was given a two game suspension.  “Yesterday was really good,” said Lydman. “It’s off and on, but it’s definitely getting better. It’s good. In normal life I don’t have any problems. The headaches are so minor that I don’t have to worry about it so much.” Abdelkader may have a bigger headache in facing Chicago in the second round of the playoffs, but at least he is playing. Lydman was not the only one with injuries.  Ryan Getzlaf was playing on a hobbled ankle since the beginning of April.  At the beginning of the third period against Dallas on April 3, Getzlaf stepped on his stick that fallen to the ice and tweaked his right leg.  He immediately went to the locker room, but did return to play the remainder fo the game and the remainder of the season. “We tried to give him rest, but there’s no time to get him rest,” said Murray. “That [injury] didn’t get better.” There is plenty of time to heal now, but Getzlaf probably won't need as much time as Francois Beauchemin.   Beauchemin had a terrific season and there was even a smattering of voices saying he was having a Norris Trophy season.  Then things slowed down a bit.  An egregious turnover in game seven that led to an Abdelkader short handed goal was the turning point in the game. It was revealed that Beauchemin was playing with a torn ACL in his knee for the past month. Beauchemin will have surgery and plans to be ready for training camp. “He promises me he’ll be ready by the start of the year, and I don’t argue with Beauch,” Murray said wisely. “If he says he’ll be ready, he’ll be ready.” Beauchemin, 32, tore his left ACL in November 2008 and missed the remainder of the regular season, but was ready to go for the first round of the playoffs in 2009.  No mention has been made which knee has the current problem. Nick Bonino, who did very well in the playoffs, missed nearly six weeks of the regular season after tearing his hamstring before the game against St. Louis on March 10.  "I slipped, ripped my right hamstring pretty good, ripped the tendons nearly off the bone," said Bonino, who hurt himself while playing a casual soccer game warm up in the bowels of the Honda Center. “I’ve healed quickly from stuff before,” said the 25 year old. “We just thought, let’s do some PRP [platelet-rich plasma], some blood therapy and see if we can kind of kick start it and it worked. I was skating in about four, four and a half weeks, and was able to play six weeks to the day. The treatment I got was awesome." Thank you rehab, because without Bonino the Ducks would have been done much earlier in the first round. Other injuries were shoulder problems for both Cam Fowler and Kyle Palmieri, and a lower abdominal strain for goaltender Viktor Fasth.    Fasth suffered the injury in practice on March 12 and was only at 80%, perhaps explaining why Jonas Hiller got the nod in net to start round one of the playoffs. Teemu Selanne was not injured, but at age 42 (43 in July) he is finally slowing down a bit.  Of course a slow Selanne is still scary compared to your average Joe.   Once again, he has his annual decision to make - retire or not to retire?  That is the question. "I'll be patient," said Selanne.  "This is not the time to think about it.  I need more time. It's about the commitment to training, the dedication.  If I don't have it (the push to play) then I don't play." Murray will have his work cut out for him in the off season because he has 13 unrestricted free agents to deal with.   He has already re-signed Getzlaf and Corey Perry, but there are still a lot more decisions to be made. Unfortunately with the Ducks out after round one, there is plenty of time.    
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