NHL 2009-10 Preview: Pacific Division

Posted: 8th September 2009 by Alan Bass in NHL
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Anaheim Ducks Plus: 1. Grit mixed with talent: The Ducks are still the same basic team they were when they won the Cup in 2007, minus a few guys, and Getzlaf and Perry are much better now.  They signed Saku Koivu this summer, a great move to bring in some veteran play and leadership, and brought in former draft pick Joffrey Lupul, who will be able to put up at least 20 goals.  They showed in the ’09 playoffs why they won the Cup a few years ago and are looking to have a more successful regular season than their last campaign.  Key stat: Anaheim’s top three players, statistically in ’08-09 had a combined 222 points and 300 PIM. 2. Return on Chris Pronger: I’ve been the biggest advocate of the Ducks’ return on the Pronger trade.  It may not ...

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