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Duck Tales: Ryan Getzlaf Returns To The Hart Trophy Conversation

(Let's just pretend like the New Year's Eve game didn't happen).

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DUCKS NEWS

  • What we learned from the Ducks' 3-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. [LA Times]
  • The Anaheim Ducks boast the top record in the league currently, and it is largely because of Ryan Getzlaf, who is in the Hart Trophy discussion once again. [Pucks of a Feather]
  • The Ducks have the best record in the NHL - and numerous scoring threats. If Andrew Cogliano could become another, the Ducks could be even better. [Pucks of a Feather]
  • The Anaheim Ducks reassigned forward Max Friberg to the Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday, thanks to Corey Perry returning from his knee injury. [KSPR 33 via The Sports Xchange]

AROUND THE NHL

  • The Washington Capitals beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in yesterday's Winter Classic with a dramatic last second goal from former Blackhawk Troy Brouwer. [NHL.com]
  • NHL.com previews the World Junior Championship medal round. [NHL.com]
  • Why Nicklas Backstrom is a stud, and Jason Spezza is a dud (in fantasy hockey). [Puck Daddy]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul was placed on injured reserve Thursday after suffering a lower-body injury in a 4-3 shootout victory over Boston on Wednesday. [CBC]
  • The Florida Panthers reportedly locked up a major piece of their young core Tuesday when they re-signed Nick Bjugstad, according to the Miami Herald. [Puck Daddy]