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12-07-2012, 03:34 PM
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The Anaheim Ducks have been quite active in the free agency market, signing forwards Teemu Selanne and Nathan Horton, along with defenseman Mark Fistric.

Teemu Selanne 4.5M$ for 1 year with NMC
Nathan Horton 36M$ for 6 years (6M$ cap hit) with NTC
Mark Fistric 6M$ for 3 years (2M$ cap hit)

Last season, we had to take the difficult decision to trade Selanne to our division rival, the LA Kings. He had the chance to win another Stanley cup and we were happy for him. But he had to come back where he belongs and we didn’t waste any time to ask him if he would like to come back for one more season before his retirement. We have a young team and we feel it was important to add such a leader for our organization. He will play on the second line with Ryan Strome and Nino Niederreiter.

We gave a huge contract to Horton but he was the perfect fit for our team. He has plenty of experience in the NHL and he is still quite young. He will be an important part of our core for years to come. He will play on the first line with Bobby Ryan and Cody Hodgson.

Our cap space gave us the opportunity to add a guy like Fistric who will make our defense group really deep. We are planinng to go with a rotation between Souray, Allen and him as our bottom pairing defensemen. Injuries are part of the game and if Fistric can stay healthy, he should be able to play pretty much all the games next season.

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