Anaheim Ducks: Olympians Who Can’t Win

January 3rd, 2010 by SK Leave a reply »
Anaheim is 41 games into the regular season.  Did anyone think the Ducks would be this team?

No, I'm not referring to the team who has an astounding seven players (and prospect Luca Sbisa) headed to the Olympic games. I'm talking about the team who's got a record of 16-18-7.

The same team who is desperately hanging onto 13th place in the Western Conference.

As if that was a good thing.

I'm talking about the team who's got three of their top six forwards sitting on the sidelines nursing injuries.  You know who I'm talking about—that guy who lead the team in assists last year with 66, or the guy who has the scoring touch on the power play, and the one who was a big part of the trade for the defensive monster Chris Pronger.

The Ducks sure could use Ryan Getzlaf, Teemu Selanne, and Joffrey Lupul right about now.

While the Ducks have been (somewhat) lucky to have Bobby Ryan, Saku Koivu, and Dan Sexton to provide a very small portion of offense, Randy Carlyle still insists on splitting up the only good thing the Ducks have right now.  Meanwhile, Corey Perry continues to struggle on his own without his partner ...

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