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Duck Tales: Chris Pronger, Hall of Fame Eligible

... meaning he will be inducted in the fall.

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DUCKS NEWS

  • Bruce Boudreau sees Ryan Getzlaf as a Hart candidate. [TSN]
  • 2007 Stanley Cup Champion, Chris Pronger is officially eligible for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. [ESPN]
  • Ye hockey media of little faith: Sportsnet argues that the Ducks are primed for an early exit from the playoffs (I'm not surprised, honestly). [Sportsnet]
  • Corey Messiak's Super 16 backs that up, his analysis of the stats say that any of the Ducks, Rangers or Canadiens will need to defy recent history in order to get to or win the Stanley Cup Final [NHL.com]
  • Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien insists that Corey Perry's game-tying goal last night was goalie interference. [NESN]
  • The Ducks made a Make-A-Wish visitor a member of the team for a day. [LA Times]
  • Three Jr. Ducks Teams earned victories in the Southern California Amateur Hockey Association (SCAHA) championships. [Anaheim Ducks]

AROUND THE NHL

  • Our friend Jen Neale has the scoop on the new National Women's Hockey League, set to start (and even pay its players) in October [Ed. Note:  Get me a Connecticut Whale jersey, post haste. -CK] [Puck Daddy]
  • Puck Daddy has an in-depth report of yesterday's "Tank Night" game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Arizona Coyotes (in which Buffalo fans controversially cheered the Coyotes' win). [Puck Daddy]
  • The men's NCAA hockey tournament begins today, and the writers at USCHO (United States College Hockey Online) pick the Frozen Four. [USCHO]
  • Why terrible GMs would love to raise the NHL draft age. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Colorado Avalanche will do "everything they can" to keep Ryan O'Reilly. [Nichols on Hockey]
  • Jordan Staal insists that he never asked for a trade (back) to the Penguins. [Trib Live]