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Duck Tales: Will The Ducks Fall Flat In The Playoffs?

Analytics seem to say yes.

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

DUCKS NEWS

  • Scott Niedermayer is content with his role as a part-time assistant coach for the Ducks. [NHL.com]
  • James Wisniewski is relishing a long playoff run with the Ducks. [Calgary Herald]
  • This is not news to any AC readers, but analytics suggest that the Ducks will fall flat in the playoffs. [The Star]
  • The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned defenseman Josh Manson to the minors with Matt Beleskey and Sami Vatanen nearing return from injury. [The State]
  • Ryan Kesler interviews Cam Fowler on 'Between Two Zambonis,' and it is magnificent.

AROUND THE NHL

  • Alex Ovechkin scored his 45h goal of the season on Wednesday night for the Washington Capitals and it put him in some pretty rare company. [CBSSports.com]
  • Johnny Boychuk has signed a new deal with the New York Islanders that will keep him with the team for seven years. [Ed. Note:  I'm not crying. -CK] [CBC]
  • The Montreal Canadiens' American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, will be moving to St. John's beginning next season, while the St. John's IceCaps move to Winnipeg. [CBC]
  • An investigation by CBC has discovered rampant over-prescription of drugs by some team doctors in major sports leagues. [CBC]