Opponent 101: Anaheim Ducks


Record: 35-37-10, 80 points

Division: Pacific

Conference: West

 

2018-19 v Florida

Nov 28  @ FLA       Ducks 3    Panthers 2

Mar 17   @ ANA     Panthers 2   Ducks 3

 

2019-20 Games

Nov 21   ANA @ FLA      7pm

Feb 19     FLA @ ANA     10pm

 

Draft

9th- Trevor Zegras (C)

29th- Braden Tracey (LW)

 

Top 5 Prospects

1- Trevor Zegras

2- Sam Steel

3- Troy Terry

4- Max Jones

5- Maxime Comotois

 

Star Players

John Gibson (G)- Gibson is the heart and soul of the Ducks. Gibson has held this team together and is in my opinion one of the top 5 goalies in the league. Gibson can easily steal several games for the Ducks, however the Ducks must provide support for him as evidenced by their collapse last year.

 

Additions

Nicolas Deslauriers- Acquired from the Canadiens, Deslauriers was not good for the Habs last year only putting up 5 points in 48 games.

Anthony Stolarz- UFA. Stolarz is a solid AHL starter who can help in the bigs if needed.

Andreas Martinsen- UFA. Martinsen will be a guy who will likely either provide depth or play in the minors.

Michael Del Zotto- UFA. Del Zotto is the Ducks best acquisition and will provide some support on the blueline.

 

Departures

Corey Perry- The former Hart Trophy winner was bought out after injuries have hurt him recently. He signed with Dallas.

Kevin Roy- Became a UFA. Signed a deal with Florida.

Andrej Sustr- UFA. Left for Europe.

Jake Dotchin

Trevor Murphy

Keaton Thompson

Chad Johnson

Ben Street

 

Cap Hit: 72,999,758

 

Lineup Prediction

Rickard Rakell- Ryan Getzlaf- Jakob Silfverberg

Troy Terry- Adam Henrique- Ondrej Kase

Nick Ritchie- Sam Steel- Max Jones

Devin Shore- Ryan Kesler- Daniel Sprong

Hampus Lindholm- Josh Manson

Cam Fowler- Korbinan Holzer

Michael Del Zotto- Brandon Guhle

John Gibson

Ryan Miller

Extras: Carter Rowney, Derek Grant

 

Lineup  Comparison to FLA

1st Line: Florida (Huberdeau-Barkov-Dadonov) 

2nd Line: Florida (Hoffman- Trocheck- Connolly)

3rd Line: Even 

4th Line: Even

1st D: Florida (Yandle/Ekblad)

2nd D: Even

3rd D: Florida (Pysyk/Weegar)

G: Even

Backup G: Anaheim

Total: FLA 4  ANA 1   EVE 3

 

My Prediction for the Ducks: The Ducks are entering a rebuild. They have a nice solid forward prospect core that they have picked up but they need to shed the awful contracts they have. If John Gibson plays out of his mind, there is a tiny chance the Ducks could make the playoffs but I don’t see it happening.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.