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Your Friendly Weekend Links Roundup: The Rickard Rakell And John Gibson Have Been Invited To Training Camp Edition

Gibson may not become an NHL regular for another 5-10 years, but this might be a good opportunity for Rakell to sneak his way into the organization's lineup.

Richard Wolowicz


  • John Gibson and Rickard Rakell have reportedly been invited to training camp. [The Orange County Register]
  • We reported yesterday that Scott Niedermayer would be joining the Ducks as an assistant coach. Here is the NHL's official report on the new hiring. []
  • Also here is the transcript of Scotty's introductory press conference []
  • Did playing overseas help some Ducks? [The Orange County Register]
  • Corey Elkins has been called up from the Fort Wayne Komets to the Norfolk Admirals. []
  • Bob Murray's 3 Point Plan for the Ducks. [Ducks Daily Blog]
  • The Fourth Period previews our season. [The Fourth Period]
  • Ryan Getzlaf is one of five NHL players who will bounce back this season, according to CBS Sports. []
  • The Ducks returned to Honda Center on Thursday for an informal practice. [LA Times]
  • Bruce Boudreau is used to dealing with little warmup time before the start of a season. [LA Times]


  • "New money" vs "old money" in the world of NHL fandom. [Second City Hockey]
  • The Kings want to try Jeff Carter at center. That should be interesting...[Jewels From The Crown]
  • Justin Bourne and Co. talk about the Roberto Luongo trade rumors and Teemu Selanne (among other topics). [Backhand Shelf] [Ed. Note: And Jake Goldsbie picks the Ducks to win the West?!?! -CK]
  • It is believed that St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong will receive a 5 year contract extension. [True Hockey]