Found July 12, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
Anaheim_ducks_v_93f9
Next to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Anaheim Ducks were arguably the biggest surprise during the regular season. Anaheim held down second place in the Western Conference from start to finish, largely in part to the play of their captain Ryan Getzlaf. After a disappointing 2011 season that saw his numbers dip to 11 goals and 57 points, Getzlaf rebounded with 15 goals and 49 points, almost surpassing the previous season and doing so in 34 less games. In May, Getzlaf, who makes Southern California his off-season home, made sure he will spend his winters here as well when he signed an 8-year, 66 million contract extension. Recently, I had a chance to talk to Getzlaf about finishing his career in Anaheim as well as some of the lighter sides of hockey. JD: Was there ever a thought to test free agency? RG: "It's always been my goal to be here. I've always envisioned myself playing for one team. Especially this organization. It's been great to me. It's nice to be se...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Scott Niedermayer’s Hall Of Fame Case

I am writing about the Hall of Fame cases for the three male players inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the 2013 class.  I have already written about Chris Chelios.  Today is Scott Niedermayer's turn and Brendan Shanahan is still to come.  Here is the post I wrote when Niedermayer retired and here is my post when I first considered him a Hall of Famer.  In order to...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.