George Parros has been cleared for contact, and may be in the lineup against the Kings tonight. Hopefully, he provides the emotional boost that will propel the Ducks to consecutive wins. Wow - can't believe that I'm wishing for consecutive wins...
Also - happy belated, Cam! (He's 20 years old, and he makes six figures. Life just isn't fair). Let's hope that Scotty let him drink some chocolate milk.
Onto the links.
- The OC Register's Monday practice report! Matt Beleskey is skating on the first line with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. [OC Register]
- The NHL approved a 4-conference realignment, and adjusted the playoff format. We're now in 'Conference A,' with Calgary, Colorado, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Phoenix, and San Jose. [Puck Daddy]
- The Ducks website covers realignment. [Anaheim Ducks]
- The Hockey Writers preview the 2012 American World Junior Team. John Gibson will likely back up Dallas prospect Jack Campbell in net, and Emerson Etem is virtually a lock to make the team (he has been on the last 2 American teams, winning a Bronze medal in 2011 and a Gold medal in 2010). [The Hockey Writers]
- The normally calm Jonas Hiller had a rare moment of rage after Sunday's game against Minnesota. [CBS Sports]
- Is Bruce Boudreau a Matt Beleskey fan? [ESPN]
- Helene Elliott profiles the Ducks for the Winnipeg Free Press. Huh? [Winnipeg Free Press]
- If the 2014 Canadian Olympic roster was announced today, who would be on it? Not Ryan Getzlaf. [TSN]
- Despite our recent facelift, the Ducks are still dead last in CBS Sports' Power Rankings. [CBS Sports]
- The Ducks might be having a rough season, but Teemu Selanne is still good for your fantasy team. [Ducks Daily Blog]
- While we're on that subject....is Jonas Hiller good for your fantasy team? [NHL.com]
- The Colgate University women's hockey team was honored at a recent Syracuse Crunch game for their contributions to the fight against autism. [YouTube]
- This should've made last Monday's links post, but Lubomir Visnovsky's wife Katarina gave birth to their second child (a daughter) on November 28th. [Let's Go Kings]
- The Anaheim Ducks Towel invades Canadian Pacific 374. [Anaheim Ducks Towel Invasions]
- Bruce Boudreau tells the Ducks to 'believe.' [Anaheim Ducks]
- Nucks Misconduct - the Vancouver Canucks are in Conference A with us - discuss realignment. [Nucks Misconduct]
- Our besties at On the Forecheck chime in as well. [On The Forecheck]