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Also Ryan Getzlaf, Jonathan Toews and Dustin Brown have been named finalists for the Mark Messier leadership award, or whatever, who cares. Ducks/Kings!!!!!!!

California hockey history all over the place.
California hockey history all over the place.
Harry How

DUCKS NEWS

  • It's official!  The Sharks are the worst chokers in the history of choking and after 20 years of waiting the Ducks and Kings will finally meet in the playoffs.  It all starts Saturday at 5pm PT, at THE POND.  As Samuel L. Jackson once said "Hold on to your butts!" [Anaheim Ducks] Here are some other links that were compiled before last night's Game 7 in San Jose:
  • Ryan Getzlaf, Dustin Brown, and Jonathan Toews have been named as finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award. [Vancouver Sun]
  • Ryan Getzlaf has become the Ducks' unquestioned leader. [LA Times]
  • Bruce Boudreau said he knows which goalie he'll start when the Ducks begin their second-round playoff series begins either Friday or Saturday at Honda Center. He has also opted not to reveal the goalie's name to the press. [LA Times]
  • According to a report on a Finnish website, Teemu Selanne is considering playing for his old club Jokerit next season. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Former Battle of California blogger (and friend of AC) Earl Sleek has written a Puck Daddy eulogy for the Dallas Stars[Puck Daddy]

AROUND THE NHL

  • Mike Keenan is now a champion coach on two continents. Iron Mike's Metallurg Magnitogorsk won the Gagarin Cup as KHL champs on Wednesday, 20 years after Keenan won the Stanley Cup. [CBS Sports]
  • Jaromir Jagr has decided to re-sign with the New Jersey Devils. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Jaromir Jagr, Manny Malhotra, and Dominic Moore are all finalists for the NHL's Masterton Trophy. [The Hockey News]
  • The Dallas Stars will probably not re-sign Ray Whitney and Vernon Fiddler. [Dallas Morning News]
  • The Florida Panthers fired interim coach Peter Horachek on Tuesday, but are looking to have a new coach in place before the draft. [Miami Herald]