Anaheim calling to the hockey world...
Thanks to the efforts of Copper & Blue's Derek Zona, I had some prospect interviews lined up this week. I will roll them out as I finish them, but the ability to talk to these kids one-on-one will allow me to delay my Prospects List into the Olympic Break, where it might help us fill some dead air here at Anaheim Calling. So, for anyone waiting on that list-- yes, I know no one is --you'll have to wait a little longer. But we WILL still be talking prospects here.
The Ducks begin their longest road trip of the season tonight in HP Pavilion. Six games against San Jose, St. Louis, Atlanta, Washington, Tampa Bay and Florida in what is, for all intents and purposes, THE road trip of their season. The away docket has only one set of back to backs, but it comes amidst three games in four days. Anaheim will likely look to the resolve and offense that carried them through the month of January, but the lackluster effort that dominated the first three months of their season will not cut it.
Dan Boyle will be out tonight. And for my part, I've played Heatley (benching him was disaster last time), and benched both Pavelski and Setoguchi. No word on the practice lineup today, but the rushes yesterday were, courtesy of The OC Register's Curtis Zupke:
Corey Perry-Ryan Getzlaf-Matt Beleskey
Dan Sexton-Petteri Nokelainen-Bobby Ryan
Evgeny Artyukhin-Kyle Chipchura-Troy Bodie
Mike Brown-Ryan Carter-George Parros
Parros was activated from IR and Marchant had the day off.
Post any game info and lineup changes in the comments.