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 Ab...