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Anaheim Ducks Season Preview

Created by: vic997
Initial Creation Date: Aug 23, 2019
Published: Aug 23, 2019 at 2:53 pm
Team: 2019-20 Anaheim Ducks
Team Explanation
Getzlaf - Perry era is coming to an end with 1/2 gone so far.
Play the kids is all I can say.
Anaheim is stacked with young guys ready to make the jump at NHL level.
Will they make the playoffs? I don't think so.
But they have a bright future ahead.
Newly drafted Trevor Zegras looks like he's going to make an impact in 2-3 years.

Added Signings:
Trevor Zegras 3 year ELC

Trade Candidates:
Nick Ritchie
Free Agent Signings
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Zegras, Trevor3$925,000
Buyouts
  • Corey Perry: $2,625,000
  • Simon Despres: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
2021
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
2022
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$64,960,590$0$2,497,500$16,539,410
Left WingCenterRight Wing
ANA
Rakell, Rickard
$3,789,444
C, RW, LW
UFA - 3
ANA
Getzlaf, Ryan
$8,250,000
C
NMC
UFA - 2
ANA
Kase, Ondrej
$2,600,000
RW
RFA - 2
ANA
Comtois, Maxime
$820,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
ANA
Henrique, Adam
$5,825,000
C
NTC
UFA - 5
ANA
Silfverberg, Jakob
$5,250,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
ANA
Jones, Max
$863,333
LW
RFA - 2
ANA
Steel, Sam
$863,333
C
RFA - 2
ANA
Terry, Troy
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
ANA
Ritchie, Nick
$1,498,925
LW
RFA - 2
ANA
Shore, Devin
$2,300,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
ANA
Sprong, Daniel
$750,000
RW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
ANA
Lindholm, Hampus
$5,205,556
LD
UFA - 3
ANA
Manson, Josh
$4,100,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
ANA
Gibson, John
$6,400,000
G
UFA - 8
ANA
Larsson, Jacob
$894,166
LD
RFA - 1
ANA
Fowler, Cam
$6,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 7
ANA
Miller, Ryan
$1,125,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
ANA
Mahura, Josh
$745,000
LD
RFA - 2
ANA
Guhle, Brendan
$697,500
LD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
ANA
Rowney, Carter
$1,133,333
C, RW
UFA - 2
ANA
Kesler, Ryan
$6,875,000
C, RW
NMC
UFA - 3
ANA
Deslauriers, Nicolas
$950,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
ANA
Eaves, Patrick
$3,150,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
ANA
Holzer, Korbinian
$850,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Aug 23, 2019 at 3:18
#1
Just a Sad Green Man
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 109
Likes: 56
Yeah this looks about right for opening night. I'm hoping that Steel and Terry can push for a spot on the 2nd line before the season ends

I agree, I don't think they make the playoffs this year. But they're not far off
Aug 23, 2019 at 3:22
#2
Thread Starter
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 429
Likes: 122
Quoting: OrangeMallard
Yeah this looks about right for opening night. I'm hoping that Steel and Terry can push for a spot on the 2nd line before the season ends

I agree, I don't think they make the playoffs this year. But they're not far off


Their prospect pool at forward is actually incredible.
The post-Getzlaf era won't be too bad
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Aug 23, 2019 at 3:35
#3
#MiroTheHero
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,352
Likes: 437
No need to waste a year or two on Zegras' ELC by signing him now. He's going to college for a couple of years. Save the term on his contract and sign him when makes the move from the NCAA to the AHL.
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Aug 23, 2019 at 7:21
#4
First NY Then LA
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 8,935
Likes: 3,798
I sure hope Eakins doesn't put all three rookies on the same line. And I think that if the Ducks can actually solve their RD problem, they will be a playoff team this season.
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:40
#5
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 217
Likes: 96
Quoting: OldNYIfan
I sure hope Eakins doesn't put all three rookies on the same line. And I think that if the Ducks can actually solve their RD problem, they will be a playoff team this season.


I know it's semantics but only Steel is technically a rookie and if he played three more games, none of those three would be rookies. I get what you're saying though but it's not like those three will be deer-in-the-headlights youngsters who aren't ready. I have no problem with the three of them playing on a line together. Hell, they might be our most talented line, even in October.
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Aug 26, 2019 at 12:52
#6
First NY Then LA
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 8,935
Likes: 3,798
Quoting: TheJoeMan
I know it's semantics but only Steel is technically a rookie and if he played three more games, none of those three would be rookies. I get what you're saying though but it's not like those three will be deer-in-the-headlights youngsters who aren't ready. I have no problem with the three of them playing on a line together. Hell, they might be our most talented line, even in October.


Well, I sure hope you're right!
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Aug 26, 2019 at 2:42
#7
First NY Then LA
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 8,935
Likes: 3,798
Quoting: TheJoeMan
I know it's semantics but only Steel is technically a rookie and if he played three more games, none of those three would be rookies. I get what you're saying though but it's not like those three will be deer-in-the-headlights youngsters who aren't ready. I have no problem with the three of them playing on a line together. Hell, they might be our most talented line, even in October.


P.S. In my eyes, a guy is a "rookie" until he's played 100 games.
Aug 26, 2019 at 3:56
#8
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 217
Likes: 96
Quoting: OldNYIfan
P.S. In my eyes, a guy is a "rookie" until he's played 100 games.


That seems a little arbitrary. So by your definition Austin Matthews was still a rookie by his 17th game in his second year where he had already hit 90 career points? What about Connor McDavid? Was he still a rookie when he was named captain of the Oilers? I mean, there's an argument to be made that you could still consider Steel, Terry and Jones rookies but that definitely shouldn't be the case if by March they've played every game. To each his own I guess but to me a player is no longer a rookie if they've played a significant chunk of a season, period. They could still be a prospect if they haven't cemented a roster spot but now we're getting knee-deep in semantics. Bottom line is these players shouldn't be treated with rookie gloves this season. It's not like they don't know what to expect to play in the NHL.
Aug 26, 2019 at 5:17
#9
First NY Then LA
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 8,935
Likes: 3,798
Quoting: TheJoeMan
That seems a little arbitrary. So by your definition Austin Matthews was still a rookie by his 17th game in his second year where he had already hit 90 career points? What about Connor McDavid? Was he still a rookie when he was named captain of the Oilers? I mean, there's an argument to be made that you could still consider Steel, Terry and Jones rookies but that definitely shouldn't be the case if by March they've played every game. To each his own I guess but to me a player is no longer a rookie if they've played a significant chunk of a season, period. They could still be a prospect if they haven't cemented a roster spot but now we're getting knee-deep in semantics. Bottom line is these players shouldn't be treated with rookie gloves this season. It's not like they don't know what to expect to play in the NHL.


Well, if you think that Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid had the same level of understanding of the game at the points you mentioned as Patrice Bergeron or Mikko Koivu or Ryan Getzlaf or Johnathan Toews, more power to you. I don't think that Brayden Point has the same grasp of the game as Steven Stamkos. The same goes for Mitch Marner and William Nylander versus Jon Tavares. I'm not trying to lay down a hard-and-fast rule, or even a general rule, about playing less-experienced players; I'm just saying that there is no substitute for experience. I guess what I'm saying is that up to a certain point, a guy isn't responsible for his mistakes; after that, he is. What that point may be in terms of games played varies from player to player, but Comtois, Jones, Steel and Terry are rookies.
Aug 26, 2019 at 6:52
#10
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 217
Likes: 96
Quoting: OldNYIfan
Well, if you think that Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid had the same level of understanding of the game at the points you mentioned as Patrice Bergeron or Mikko Koivu or Ryan Getzlaf or Johnathan Toews, more power to you. I don't think that Brayden Point has the same grasp of the game as Steven Stamkos. The same goes for Mitch Marner and William Nylander versus Jon Tavares. I'm not trying to lay down a hard-and-fast rule, or even a general rule, about playing less-experienced players; I'm just saying that there is no substitute for experience. I guess what I'm saying is that up to a certain point, a guy isn't responsible for his mistakes; after that, he is. What that point may be in terms of games played varies from player to player, but Comtois, Jones, Steel and Terry are rookies.


I totally get what you're saying, I guess I just disagree that it applies to Terry, Steel and Jones (we're on the same page about Comtois though). Those three spent more than a third of last year with the big club and played significant roles at times. If they're on this team in October I expect them to perform like they've played in this league, especially Jones and Steel considering their draft pedigree. That's not to say I expect them to play at the top of their potential since that takes years to achieve and long after the strictest definition of a player being a rookie. But they shouldn't treated the same as legit rookies.
 
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