Opening Day of Training Camp Preview/Thread

Stephen Dunn

Some info going into the first day of Training Camp. Jen and Chris will be (trying) to provide real time updates in the comments.

Training Camp opens today at 11:15 am inside Honda Center. The session will be open to the public, as well as subsequent practices at Anaheim Ice later in the week.

Below is the roster, as posted on Anaheimducks.com last night although it appears to have been taken down since.

Defense

Forwards

Goalies

Bryan Allen

Matt Beleskey

Jeff Deslauriers

Francois Beauchemin

Nick Bonino

Viktor Fasth

Cam Fowler

Andrew Cogliano

John Gibson

Nate Guenin

Emerson Etem

Jonas Hiller

Jordan Hendry

Ryan Getzlaf

Toni Lydman

Peter Holland

Luca Sbisa

Saku Koivu

Sheldon Souray

Patrick Maroon

Kyle Palmieri

Corey Perry

Rickard Rakell

Bobby Ryan

Teemu Selanne

Devante Smith-Pelly

Brad Staubitz

Daniel Winnik

In my opinion, this training camp is all about the forwards. Gibson and Deslauriers appear to have been added to the roster to give Hiller and Fasth some rest and the defense is relatively set, aside from deciding who works best paired together. Up front however, there are roster spots to be won and lost.

I would really like to see if Getzlaf and Perry can rekindle what they had back in 2006 and '07 with DSP playing the Dustin Penner role and a fourth line of Winnik-Cogliano-Beleskey. From there, the second and third lines could go any which way.

Can Holland make the big club? Will Bobby carve out a line of his own? Will Bruce Boudreau split up the Finns? Is Palmieri the real deal? Are Cogliano and Winnik wingers or centers? What's up with Etem's skating stride? Why the hell is Brad Staubitz on this team?

We'll start seeing answers to these questions soon enough (except for the last two, probably).

Jen and I will be on our phones trying to comment in real time at the bottom of this post. Later in the day we'll recap the action, Jen with the defense/goalies and me with the Forwards. In the mean time, let us know what you think in the comments.

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