Rookie Surge: Dan Sexton and Matt Beleskey Generating With Anaheim Ducks

January 8th, 2010 by SK Leave a reply »
We've all bared witness to the Colorado Avalanche—overhauled with rookies on their roster—making a valiant surge in the Western Conference.  Currently nestled in the top eight, the Avalanche are doing what many expected they would be unable to accomplish with so many players in their first official NHL season. 

However, first round pick (3rd overall) Matt Duchene is not struggling one bit, as he was recently named rookie of the month for December. 

So what’s the deal with the surging rookies? 

The Anaheim Ducks are no stranger to having fresh faces in the lineup.  This season, and seasons past, is no exception. 

Last season as the Ducks struggled early on, it seemed the only positive spin would come in the form of the man we had all been waiting to see. 

Bobby Ryan, infamously drafted second overall in the 2005 draft, would finally make his NHL rookie season debut.  True, fans had seen him come and go over the course of the 2007-2008 season, but in November of 2008—when he would finally get his chance to become a regular in the lineup—he would prove there would be no need to send him back ...

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