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Your Friendly Friday Links Roundup: The Stop Playing So Terribly, You're Better Than This! Edition

Hey new guy! Welcome to Anaheim and junk. I hope you're ready to save our rears and perform miracles.
Hey new guy! Welcome to Anaheim and junk. I hope you're ready to save our rears and perform miracles.


The Ducks are front row passengers on the Struggle Bus, and Ryan Getzlaf is the really smart kid in class who just doesn't apply himself. At least Devante Smith-Pelly scored a goal on Wednesday (even if it was initially credited to Cam Fowler). Positive thinking!

  • Bad starts and bad losses have been the name of the game. [Fox Sports West]
  • The Ducks have claimed Ben Maxwell off waivers from the Winnipeg Jets. Maxwell has seen limited NHL time, so he'll likely just provide additional depth at center in Syracuse. [OC Register] [Anaheim Ducks]
  • OC Register's notes from Thursday's practice. Apparently, the Ducks had an hour-long 'clear-the-air' meeting. [OC Register]
  • Kyle Palmieri is expected to return to the Syracuse Crunch today. []
  • Coach Carlyle says that the Ducks need to "cheat better." (Read: Hey Ryan - we desperately need you to improve your FO%) [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The OC Register covers the DSP goal. [OC Register]
  • Teemu's advice to the OTHER 'Great 8': "Relax," and your game will improve.

    [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

  • Sheldon Brookbank's fists of fury are good for your fantasy team. [ESPN]

  • STOP PLAYING SO TERRIBLY, YOU'RE BETTER THAN THIS: A wake-up call for our Little Lubo. [ProHockeyTalk]

  • The Maine Campus (the University of Maine's student newspaper) talks Sidney Crosby, Paul Kariya (a former Black Bear), and concussions. [The Maine Campus]

  • SK wants you to go see the movie 'Goon.' Guess what it's about? [Ducks and Pucks]

  • Despite the Ducks' lackluster performance(s), RPG, Teemu, Lubo, and Jonas are all on the 2012 All-Star Ballot. [Puck Daddy]

  • The Anaheim Ducks Towel invades Denmark's Tivoli Gardens. [Anaheim Ducks Towel Invasions]

  • The Ducks and the Predators may not have a real rivalry, but it still seems impossible to beat the Preds. [On The Duck Pond]

  • Jonas Hiller and Luca Sbisa will be answering questions and signing autographs at Irvine Inline on Saturday. [Anaheim Ducks]

  • Analyzing the Ottawa Senators' special teams. [Silver Seven]

  • Broad Street Hockey's Travis Hughes addresses the rumours surrounding the Flyers' Winter Classic jersey. [Broad Street Hockey]