Are you serious!? The DUCKS the frontrunner for Blake?!

Apparently having Niedermayer, Pronger and Schneider isn’t enough for the Ducks. They are now targeting and appear to be the frontrunner for Rob Blake! Just disgusting to think about.
The 4th period is one of a few sites reporting that if Blake doesn’t go to the Wings, the Ducks seems like the probable destination.
http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/ana080208.htmlFirst, the team is unsure of Niedermayer and Selanne’s intentions, so they sign Schneider.
Then, Niedermayer returns.
After that, Selanne returns.
Now, they are looking to get Blake as well?
My god, if this truly does happen, the Ducks will be looking to challenge the Wings as the West’s Cup contenders. Personally, I don’t think the Sharks have the depth past Thornton and Nabokov to challenge for that.

What do you think?

Here’s the article from the 4th period:
The Anaheim Ducks appear to be the frontrunners to acquire Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Blake, reports the Windsor Star.

The Detroit Red Wings are also believed to be heavily interested in Blake, however citing “highly-placed league sources,” the Star claims the Ducks will obtain him before the Feb. 26 trade deadline.

While Blake is currently suffering from a non-displaced fracture of the left ankle, the Wings may not be willing to pay the right for him.
According to the paper, the Kings are looking for an NHL-level player, a top prospect and a high draft pick.

Blake, 38, is making $6 million this season and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

If the Wings cannot get their hands on Blake, the Star suggests they’ll pursue a depth defenseman. The Ducks, on the other hand, appear willing to pay the price in order to defend their title as champions.



18 Responses to Are you serious!? The DUCKS the frontrunner for Blake?!

  1. sjconnick says:

    2 weeks ago bru you said the Ducks where in danger and would be lucky to make the playoffs. funny how things change just like that.

    Funny how I said I watched on tsn, tsn saying that the Ducks would be contenders for the cup again, and  how quick you where to  jump all over me calling me a moron.

    Contradicting yourself much? Nothing like suffering from foot in mouth disease.

  2. habsrock99 says:

    If Burke does this, he's either a genious or a complete idiot, take it, I think it's already been proven he's a complete idiot (Todd Bertuzzi for 4 million??? Come on!!). If the Kings asking price is an NHL Player, Top Prospect and a Top Draft Pick, any sane GM would look elsewhere. Sure Blake will help win you a Cup this year but is it truly worth selling off future assets like Bobby Ryan, who's going to be a 40 goal scorer?

    The Ducks already have an intense D-core which includes Pronger, Niedermayer and Schneider, that's 3 guys who have been perrenial Norris Trophy candidates since the mid-90's. Then you have guys like Kent Huskins who has been a solid contributor all season long as shown by his +20 rating and Sean O'Donnell, who has been is reliable self again this year. If Francois Beauchemin could turn his season around, the Ducks could boast the very best defence in the NHL. They don't really need Blake.

  3. sjconnick says:

    by BruMagnus (PensCup2010@hotmail.com) on Friday, February 01 @ 23:10:15 CST

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    Oh look, the DUcks lost again, albeit in a scoreless game during the shootout.

    They now have 61 points in 55 games, barely good for 5th. They've played anywhere from 2-4 more games than the guys in 6th-12th.

    At the rate all those teams have been going all year, just barely over a PPG, we can extrapolate that the Ducks are currently not a playoff team.

    St. Louis in 12th has 55 points in 50 games. They play 5 games to catch up, and are on pace for 6 points, which would tie the Ducks, and they are in 12th! Similarly, Phoenix is 5 points backwith 4 games in hand….

     I'd say that puts them 'at risk', asshole.

     by BruMagnus (PensCup2010@hotmail.com) on Saturday, February 02 @ 21:26:34 CST

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    ah shit, don't look again! but the Ducks just got SHUTOUT by last year's worst team in the League!

    The Ducks are indeed in trouble. sjconchokedsondick is a moron who has no ability of prophecy or simple stats and predictions based on reason

    lets see the Blues are on a 4 game losing streak and 2-6-2 in that span LOOK OUT FOR THOSE SURGING BLUES. The Coyotoes are on a 3 game losing steak, and the ducks are on a 4 game winning steak, the blues being currently 13 points behind the ducks.

    Funny how your opinion changes so quickly in such a short time.

  4. prayin-for-the-wce says:

    What do u expect.  He hasn't gotten much oxygen to the brain lately.  With crosby injured and all, YOu know bru has to ease the pain for him, by giving him a little something something.  When your mouth is full of something, its hard to breath.

  5. wingerxxx says:

    Burke would have to be an idiot to do this.  For several reasons:

    1.  The Ducks really just don't need Blake.  Not unless they go through a serious injury to Pronger, Niedermayer, Schneider or Beauchemin.  And even if they did, going for Blake is just a little overkill.

    2.  Blake is coming off of an ankle injury, which is going to take him a little bit of time to really get up to top speed again.  And considering that he is a big 38 old player, and an injury that affects his skating, every that affects mobility is magnified a bit.

    3.  Blake, for my money, is not a top defenseman anymore.  He had an admirable second half to the season in his last year in Colorado, but since then, he's been showing his age.  He is just not worth the big package that it is going to take to get him. 

    Is he worth having?  Sure.  But he does not address a need that Anaheim has.  Not to mention that with plenty of teams potentially in the running, it might take a Keith Tkachuk-like package to get him.  Meaning, a package that is totally not worth what you are getting in return. 

  6. mitchamac says:

    id hope the ducks would take sundin before blake that is if sundin waves his no trade clause

  7. BruMagnus says:

    You seem to have a bad memory.
    What I in fact said, as others will back up, is that the Ducks were in a rut, having lost a few games, and having played 3-5 more games than the teams ranked 6th-12th, statistically, they were out of the playoffs. I then also qualified that by saying that with the return to form of Niedermayer and the return of Selanne, the Ducks should have no problem making the playoffs again.

    You can try to misquote me or put incorrect words in my mouth, but you shall fail everytime.

    Nice try, though. I'm pleased to see you hang on my every word. 😉

    To help you, here's the link, including my simple rebuttles to your misread responses and dcz28's razing of you : http://www.hockeytraderumors.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10051  ''I think Anaheim (who have played many extra games and are at risk too) will be fine with the return of Selanne and as Niedermayer finds his stride again…''

    And look at that, with Selanne's return, the Ducks have won their last 4 straight games! Which still barely takes them out of risk as they are in 5th with 69 points, having played 60 games, whereas Colorado and Calgary, having played 56 games, have 65 and 64 points, and Nashville 64 points in 57 games, and the Canucks even have 63 points in 57 games. IF (a very big if that won't happen) the Aves and Flames won 3 of 4 games, and IF the Nucks and Preds won 4 straight LIKE THE DUCKS then the DUCKS would be OUTTA the playoffs…

    As it is, I clearly said I think with the return of Selanne that they'd be fine, and moreso they'll be great if they get Blake. Adding guys like Niedermayer, Selanne and Blake will change ANY team… even the Leafs!

  8. BruMagnus says:

    See my response above.
    Nice try though guys!

  9. BruMagnus says:

    All this does is help prove my point that the return of Selanne has given the Ducks a mental (if not productional) boost!

    The Ducks are still 'at risk' if they start losing a few and drop to 500 for the rest of the year and the teams just a few points behind them (including the Canucks) put together a string of wins like the Ducks just did since the return of Selanne!

  10. BruMagnus says:

    As for Crosby, the Penguins thanks to the NHL's best (or 2nd best after Ovechkin) player Malkin are doing just fine, going 6-2-2 in their last 10, which is the Best in the East in the Past 10 games.
    Malkin has over TWO POINTS per game average as of his injury, and the Pens are alone in 1st in the Atlantic with some breathing room thanks to their first win against the Flyers!

  11. BruMagnus says:

    Do you think it's possible the Ducks trade Schneider straight up for Blake?

  12. GoKings311 says:

    Blake will NEVER play in Anaheim.

  13. GoKings311 says:

    1. Blake isn't going to Anaheim.

    2. If they did win another cup by making those deals. It WOULD be worth it. What are deals for anyway? To win the Stanley Cup. If they didn't make the deal would they be winners in the future 2 or 3 more times? Highly unlikely. The impact of winning a cup is far, far, far more important than keeping a pick, a prospect, and Bobby Ryan
    3. Anaheim will lose in the first round against the Stars in the first round because Perry, Pronger, and Kunitz will be playing poky poky bear (fingers in each other butt) on the bench.
  14. sjconnick says:

    I was unaware that copy/pasting what you said was putting words in your mouth.

    Is all that jizz that is being pumped up your ass leaking into you brain effecting yoru memory?

    Lets refresh, shall we.

    1. you wrote an article saying the ducks where at risk and teams like STL, PHX, NSH, where more likely to make the playoffs.

    2. I said TSN said the ducks where contenders again and where not at risk.

    3. you called me a moron saying agian how the ducks where at risk.

    4. for about a week after the fact you would make a post everytime the ducks lost saying how pathatic they where.

    5. Ducks go on a winning streak, and suddenly you write an article saying they will be contenders.

    CONCLUSION. YOU ARE A *****ING MORON, I DID NOT PUT WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH THOSE ARE THE WORDS STRAIGHT FROM YOUR MOUTH.

    I am done arguing with you, you bi-polar *****,

  15. wingerxxx says:

    That's an interesting possibility.  I'm not sure what Schneider's contract status is.  I think that is what it hinges on.  But I'd also think that if the Kings do trade Blake, they'll want younger talent in return. 

    It makes sense for Anaheim.  Of the two players, Blake is still clearly the superior all-around defenseman. 

  16. BruMagnus says:

    Your first comment wrote: ''you said….would be lucky to make the playoffs''

    I never said that. I said they were at risk (in brackets, which is an offhand comment) and then qualified that by saying they will be fine once Selanne returns and Nieds is back on form. I have been 100% correct there.

  17. BruMagnus says:

    Yet again you post and run away with your tail between your legs because you are a coward with no backbone!

  18. BruMagnus says:

    Yet again you post and run away with your tail between your legs because you are a coward with no backbone!

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