Ryan Getzlaf Returns to Ducks’ Lineup as Anaheim Takes Down Detroit

January 6th, 2010 by SK Leave a reply »
What a night to be a hockey fan in Anaheim.

It doesn't matter how injured the Ducks are, or how injured the Red Wings are, when Detroit comes to town, you know it's going to be an exciting game.

Having lost five of their previous six games, the Ducks were desperate for a win.

They were also desperate for one of their star players to return to the lineup.

Enter Ryan Getzlaf.

Currently tied for the team lead in points with linemate Corey Perry, it's hard to realize what Getzlaf does for a team until he's out of the lineup for a few games.  It's not just Getzlaf's amazing puck handling and play making abilities, it's the little things he does for the team on a nightly basis that often go unnoticed.

The physical presence of Getzlaf alone is enough to cause goalies to question their positioning, the best defenders to become rooted to the ice, and forwards to wonder what happened to the puck that was just on their stick.

Getzlaf is the type of guy who will sit back and wait for the perfect moment to intercept a pass.  In the blink of an eye, he's cleared the puck up ice for his winger to put in ...

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