Found January 29, 2012 on
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Some guys vacation. Some just enjoy family time. Others do their best to heal bumps, bruises and injuries that are lurking, but not publicized. Corey Perry does not get such luxuries as the only Anaheim Duck representative at the All Star game this weekend. Perry was not even supposed to be an All Star this year, despite being the reigning NHL MVP. Teemu Selanne was getting the nod, but he declined the invitation. Not only did he decline, saying it was a young man's game, but also said that Perry was the guy who deserved to be there. Selanne might be 41, but he still plays like a young man. Nonetheless, Perry got a ticket to Ottawa. For a guy who was not even supposed to be there, he went in the sixth round of the draft on Thursday evening. Daniel Alfredsson presided over the "home" team and Zdeno Chara headed up the away team. Perry went to Team Chara, ahead of players with names like Sedin and Stamkos, and way ahead of Logan Couture, who earned a car for...
BEST OF MAXIM
Corey Perry! This is a bigger joke than what the Republicans are drumming out for Obama's competition.
But.. but... we have Schneider!
Yeah? And what happens if (and its a real possible if) Luongo starts to flop in the playoffs, or pulls a groin. Who are the Canucks going to rely on? The back-up joke they get back as a salary dump from whomever they deal Schneider?
Perry, who has helped lead the Ducks' turnaround after the team's slow start, remains under the radar even when it comes to picking sides for the All-Star game.Most valuable player = mostly vanishing privacy.
Perry finished 2nd in the event to Patrick Kane.
The card draft I'm holding still has plenty of space for you fine folks. Come and join the fun! I promise, you will not be disappointed. I'm going to pimp the crap out of this until I can fill it or at least get it mostly filled (/that's what she said). Moving on. Another day, another Ryan Getzlaf jersey swatch snatched from the clutches of eBay for just 99 cents plus...
(Debora Robinson, NHLI via Getty Images)
By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL)
Now that the NHL All-Star break has come and gone, the Anaheim Ducks and Jonas Hiller will try to resume their improbable, if not impossible run towards a Stanley Cup Playoff birth.
The Ducks find themselves buried deep in the depths of the Western Conference basement; they trail the eighth seeded Minnesota...
The Anaheim Ducks and Phoenix Coyotes both sit on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture.
While the Ducks - despite a terrific three-plus weeks - have a ways to go if they hope to climb their way back into the postseason race, the Coyotes are one of a handful of teams vying for the West's last two playoff slots.
With both teams looking to get off to strong starts...
I'm holding a trade bait card draft! There are seven to nine spots remaining, and all the information can be found here. Moving on, the latest in my line of cheap Getz relic pickups from the Bay. It ran me just One eBay (99 cents plus shipping, as coined by Andy of Community Gum). It makes for a swell addition to my Getzlaf Collection.Another photo shoot relic? Yes, but beggars...
The Ducks recall center Mark Bell and defenseman Nate Guenin from their minor-league team; they join the team for practice in Phoenix.When: 6 p.m.
The Ducks have recalled center Mark Bell and defenseman Nate Guenin from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, • Hottest rumor around the All-Star break had the Ducks dishing Corey Perry to Vancouver for former Boston College goalie Cory Schneider, Mason Raymond, and the vastly overpaid Keith Ballard. Another one had the Bruins dishing Tim Thomas to Chicago. Perhaps that could be the University of Vermont special, with the Bruins sending their...