[Ed. Note: Written before Teemu Selanne's announcement.]
Dearest AC Community,
Take a break from arguing about Bob Murray and read my links. Okay? Okay.
Personally, I think that Bob is more mediocre than disastrous. He has done enough to keep this organization afloat. Afloat, not competitive. I don't think he really has a vision for this team - most of his acquisitions are stopgap grinder/AHL types. But as long as he manages to hold onto Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Jonas Hiller, I am not entirely convinced that all of his lateral moves will eventually lead us into Columbus territory.
If we get to the end of the 2013-2014 season and Getz and Pears are hoisting the Cup with the New Jersey Devils, Teemu is happily retired/wants nothing to do with the organization, Bobby Ryan is still a Deeply Disgruntled Duck, and we have two young goaltenders unable to stop a puck (because Bob Murray traded Jonas Hiller and Jeff Deslauriers for a bag of pucks and Viktor Fasth ran screaming back to Europe) - then you can all yell at me through the internet.
(It was a quick break).
- In defense of Bob Murray (Justin has already left his two cents in the comment section). [Ducks Daily Blog]
- The Ducks signed goalie Frederik Andersen to a two-year entry-level deal yesterday. Andersen was selected in the third round of this year's draft. [Ducks Daily Blog]
- Ryan Lasch reflects upon his homecoming. [OC Register]
- The Ducks have signed center Corey Elkins to a one-year contract. [Anaheim Ducks]
- A profile of Jonas Hiller. [Anaheim Ducks]
- Justin Bourne analyzes Jonathan Toews' bizarre car accident. [Backhand Shelf]
- The Sharks have extended defenseman Marc Edouard-Vlasic for 5 years and 21.25 million dollars. [Fear The Fin]
- Hey Bobby: The Flyers are on Rick Nash's list, too. [Broad Street Hockey]
- Speaking of Bobby and Nash: Which one moves first? [Sports World Report]
- The Pittsburgh Penguins might be interested in trading one of their young defensemen for a 20 goal scorer. How about a 30 goal scorer (at least, if we're being honest) for a young defenseman and a center? [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
- Ed. Addition: Lets all argue about how important Nick Bonino will be to the Ducks for the next two years. Bonino signed a two year deal today for $700K each year. By signing this deal, Bones will avoid going through the usually messy arbitration. Funny story, Dan Sexton signed the same deal around the same time last year. Yeah, he's pretty relevant now...