Anaheim Mighty Ducks – Season Preview

I was going to do this on corel word perfect and post it in September, but the lockout was called. With the high level of optomism, I feel it’s time to start making predictions, which are sure to make every single one of you yell at me.So I’ll go alphabetically, here comes the quack attack.

With the trade of Vaclav Prospal, they are a tad weeker on offence then before. Not that much weeker, he did have a week season. Although after leaving Tampa Bay because he thought they weren’t good enough, I don’t see why the Cup Champion lightning would want him back.

Their roster looks like this:










Funny without Oates, Kariya, and Thomas, this team looks so much crappier. I kept saying they’d make the playoffs but I doubt it now. For Brent to make this roster I went to the Cincinatti Mighty Ducks (Their farm team) web site, and picked a prospect at random. Lupul and Getzlaf are good prospects. But can they cut it big league? Ya, that was only asked cuz I couldn’t think of a really big question, the fact of the matter is, they suck.

Top 5 in goals

1. Sergei Federov: 35

2. Steven Rucchin: 29

3. Ryan Getlaf: 25

4. Joffery Lupul: 23

5. Rob Neidermayer: 20

Top 5 in points

1. Sergei Federov: 83

2. Steven Rucchom 67 (My favorite Number)

3. Rob Neidermayer: 60

4. Ryan Getzlaf: 57

5. Petr Sykora: 50

I think I was a little generous there. I decided Getzlaf, and Lupul would have high goals, and lowe points because they are both great scorers, but young players have a tendencey to be a little more selfish. I think Rich Nash is living proof of that.

Now, we should hope for the Ducks sake that Federov has a better season. He can score, but can he this year? If he has a Sergei Federov year then the Ducks will at least come close to making the playoffs, if not, we may see Crosby quacking his way to southern California.

Where do I see them? Well in a week division (LA, Dallas, San Jose, and Phoenix) They can come in maybe third. I guess we can’t consider the Coyotes or the Sharks “week” teams. The playoffs, I think not!

The trade deadline might involve some fun. If they salary dump, then expect Federov to be shopped again, I think he’ll be in Ottawa by the end of next year.

So how will the Ducks do?

Division: 3rd

Conference: 11th

League 23rd

Overall not a bad season… if you’re a Pens fan.

See ya later, hope their’s a season, and next up I’m going to Atlanta.

12 Responses to Anaheim Mighty Ducks – Season Preview

  1. TheCoach says:

    Don’t get too excited. Any hope of a season has been crushed.

  2. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Meh, things are heating up. I will do the next few ones either way. Funny some of my articles take a couple months to get posted. This one took an hour.

  3. AVS4NYR says:

    Getzlaf over Chistov? I dont think so.

  4. Enigma says:

    Don’t forget that if there even is a season it’ll be shortened….so how the hell will any of those players end up with those types of statistics?

  5. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    You’re right, from now on for my season previews devide the goals and points in half to make things work out. Or, on comparison that’s it.

  6. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Chistov isn’t listed on the Ducks website. I guess if he plays next year take away Brent and put in Chistov, I still think Getzlafs better.

  7. 19Yzerman says:

    Federov’s appetite for public attention and the glamore of that region he is in now is a very fitting situation for him. However one could take a look at his companionship and try to figure where he would go if anywhere based on that. You know like the Gretzky factor.

    I would guess that where ever he may end up he will be curtain to make clear that he be given X amount of ice time per game.

  8. hockeyhead says:

    im hopin the los angeles mighty yucks of anaheim will be contracted.

  9. nocuphere says:

    I second that motion.

  10. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I third it, which means we must take the vote to parliment!

  11. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Guys the seasons gone so I am not going to do any more until there’s another burst of hope.

  12. 19Yzerman says:

    I quadroople it!!!!

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