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Duck Tales: Three Things To Watch This Weekend

Will 'Wild Bill' continue to impress? How will Matt Beleskey look on the top line?

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

DUCKS NEWS

  • The Ducks open the season at home today against the Minnesota Wild, followed by another home game Sunday against the St. Louis Blues. Here are three things to watch for during opening weekend. [Fox Sports]
  • Kyle Palmieri tries to bounce back from a setback. [OC Register]
  • Swedish rookie William Karlsson is turning heads on the ice thus far. [Vavel]
  • Read this Q and A with the Norfolk Admirals' Brandon Yip. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The LA Times has profiled AC's favorite defenseman, Sami Vatanen. [LA Times]
  • In our last Duck Tales link roundup we showed you Austin Pettis' Mighty Ducks tattoo, he explains further on the St. Louis Rams' website [St. Louis Rams]

AROUND THE NHL

  • Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis took a slap shot to the neck or back and was stretchered off the ice in the second period of last night's game versus the Dallas Stars. [PD]
  • Devils forward Martin Havlat was badly cut after a hit from Capitals forward Jason Chimera. [CBS Sports]
  • The four best (NHL related, ahem...) stories from last night. [CBC]
  • The rise of analytics in hockey has revealed a recent trend that teams starting their backup goalie in the second half of a back-to-back fare better. (Interesting). [NHL.com]
  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was targeted by a laser pointer in Montreal. [PD]