Written By: Mark ôThe Hard Hitterö Ritter
With a record of 6-8-3 through the first 17 games of the season, the Anaheim Ducks sit in last place in the Pacific Division, 14th in the Western Conference, and 26th overall in the NHL.
Given the Ducks' strong playoff performance and seemingly deep lineup, their record is both surprising and alarming. How could a team that took the Detroit Red Wings to a seventh game in last year's playoffs, essentially costing the Red Wings the Stanley Cup, be so mediocre to start the 2009-10 season?
There are several reasons for the Ducks' shortcomings, not the least of which is the loss of perennial All-Star defenseman Chris Pronger, who was a huge part of the Ducks' defense and, coincidentally, has single-handedly turned the Phila ...
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Article written by Mark Ritter