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Could Patrick Marleau come to Anaheim? Was the Kevin Bieksa acquisition a bad idea? Plus: An update on Clayton Stoner's legal trouble, and an updated injury report.

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DUCKS NEWS

  • Patrick Marleau is rumored to want out of San Jose, and Anaheim just might be the right destination for him. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray was quick to acquire verteran Kevin Bieksa this offseason, but the move has not worked all to well just yet. [Pucks of a Feather]
  • Jiri Sekac is expected to miss a few more weeks with an ankle injury. [CBS Sports]
  • Clayton Stoner is expected to enter a plea in a Vancouver court on Friday after several adjournments in his illegal bear hunting case. [Edmonton Sun]
  • Chris Stewart and Josh Manson took part in the Ducks' ninth annual S.C.O.R.E. Reading is the GOAL Day earlier this week at Hoover Elementary School in Santa Ana. [Anaheim Ducks]
  • Ducks center Nate Thompson continues to fight his way back from shoulder surgery. [Anaheim Ducks]
  • Bruce Boudreau thinks that the Ducks are going to get better. [Sportsnet]
  • Examining Disney's track record with sports teams. [LA Times]

AROUND THE NHL

  • NHL.com fantasy staff writer David Satriano breaks down the goalie landscape all season long with top 30 rankings, trending players and advice. [NHL.com]
  • Should we be worried about the NHL's slumping stars? (Only a semi-serious question). [Down Goes Brown]
  • Jeff Carter talks to Puck Daddy about Mike Richards and being "under-the-radar elite." [Puck Daddy]
  • Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien has some "hot takes" about the NHL's "goal-scoring crisis." [Puck Daddy]
  • Flyers GM Ron Hextall says that his club is still a playoff team. [Puck Daddy]
  • Analyzing the NHL power rankings. [Puck Daddy]
  • Gabriel Landeskog was ejected for hitting Brad Marchand during last night's Avalanche-Bruins match, and it is expected that discipline will be forthcoming. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • The Blue Jackets are in last place again, and time is running out to turn things around for this season. The next few weeks will prove critical not just for the current season, but for the long-term future as well. [The Cannon]