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Duck Tales: Previews Galore!

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Plus, people are still writing about the Teemu comments.

Jeff Gross

DUCKS NEWS

  • The always brilliant Justin Bourne breaks down the Ducks' "Unique Traits" of D-Zone discipline and OZ opportunities [The Score]
  • That was only one of four parts to The Score's Ducks season preview.  Here are the rest: 1) Storylines, 2) Fantasy and 3) Offseason Changes
  • Curtis Zupke of NHL.com also ran a series of season preview posts on the Ducks:  1) Three Keys to Success, 2) Integrating new faces and 3) Ryan Kesler's change of scenery
  • Our good friend Jen Neale previews the Ducks' season for Puck Daddy emoji-style [PD]
  • In addition to the Southern California weather, Kesler also likes the new NHL 2K mobile video game and 3-on-3 overtime [PD]
  • In old news.... Ryan Getzlaf is "pissed off" about Teemu Selanne's new book. [Ottawa Sun]
  • Speaking of Teemu, in a more positive light, the former Ducks winger's restaurant, Selanne Steak Tavern, won two awards at the Golden Foodie Awards in Newport Beach. [Laguna Beach Independent]
  • Cam Fowler left practice early Thursday after crashing to the ice, but Bruce Boudreau said the incident shouldn't prevent Fowler from playing in the Ducks' regular-season opener on October 9 in Pittsburgh. [LA Times]
  • William Karlsson (three preseason assists) and Rickard Rakell (a goal in preseason opener) are fighting for the Ducks' final center position. [LA Times]
  • A profile of the Norfolk Admirals. [PilotOnline.com]

AROUND THE NHL

  • Bobby Ryan, surprisingly, signed a seven year $50.75 million contract extension ($7.25M cap hit) with the Ottawa Senators. [PD]
  • Analyzing the Montreal Canadiens' training camp battles. [CBC]
  • 68,000 tickets have already been sold for the outdoor game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings (set to take place on February 21). Bandwagoners! [CBC]
  • The Arizona Coyotes are in talks with an "unsolicited potential investor" to sell a portion of the team. [CBS Sports]
  • Dallas Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar will miss three to five weeks after suffering a fractured ankle in practice. [CBS Sports]
  • Other Dallas Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon signed a one-year deal worth $1.25 million, ending a lengthy dispute that cost Dillon more than two weeks of training camp. [CBS Sports]