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With a 5-4 shootout loss to the crosstown rival Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks are officially plucked from the postseason. (Colorado’s defeat of the Vancouver Canucks in overtime put the nail in the coffin.) Plain and simple, a team that gives up a three-goal lead and proceeds to lose in a shootout has no chance in the postseason. Tuesday's loss to the Kings was the epitome of the Ducks’ season: bursts of hope and passion coupled with moments of pure confusion and utter hopelessness. Add in a dash of underperforming, untimely injuries, terrible defense, and an unwillingness to shoot the puck, and you've got a good idea of what the 2009-2010 season was like for Anaheim. With some consistency and a touch of drive and determination, the season could have gone better, and we ...

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