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09-19-2009, 11:06 PM
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Yeah, my hopes are definitely diminishing for a good start. RC better whip these boys in shape and fast.
You can say that again. I mean, last year we kicked ass in the preseason and went 0-6 to start the regular season.

These games mean nothing.

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09-19-2009, 11:23 PM
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You can say that again. I mean, last year we kicked ass in the preseason and went 0-6 to start the regular season.

These games mean nothing.
Seriously, I never get why anyone gets worked up over preseason results, good or bad. The most you can take from preseason is how individual players look.

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09-19-2009, 11:24 PM
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Pre-season means nothing, true. But consistently playing poorly and seeing the regular team members play that way is frightening.

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You guys have toremember this team only does enough to get by, preseason against the kings means nothing so they play like it.

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09-19-2009, 11:25 PM
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The year we won the cup we were 3-2-1 from memory, which is nothing special and yet look at how well we started the season last year.

Preseason games are meaningless, if they meant anything then Brendan Morrison would never have been waived last year.

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09-19-2009, 11:30 PM
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You guys have toremember this team only does enough to get by, preseason against the kings means nothing so they play like it.
Thinking about it now, the give-a-****-graph was in full use last night. Outshot ~40-5 and down 3-0 until the later half of the third.

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09-19-2009, 11:38 PM
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I agree, pre-season means nothing.
Keep in mind, the Ducks are playing for Olympic Gold this season.

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09-19-2009, 11:40 PM
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I agree, pre-season means nothing.
Keep in mind, the Ducks are playing for Olympic Gold this season.
Didn't like the first crap you posted?

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09-19-2009, 11:46 PM
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Didn't like the first crap you posted?
No need to be a tool during the pre-season, you made the team.

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09-19-2009, 11:50 PM
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No need to be a tool during the pre-season, you made the team.
Ah, so that's why you changed it. You think you made the team. Not sure I agree with that philosophy. You're still a tool.

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Ah, so that's why you changed it. You think you made the team. Not sure I agree with that philosophy.
Forgot, your in charge.

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09-19-2009, 11:56 PM
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Nice, nobody got hurt.
Kings win.

Keep working Ducks!

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09-20-2009, 12:00 AM
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4th straight crap game. Good theme they have going so far.

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4th straight crap game. Good theme they have going so far.
Who bought tickets for Monday?
Anyone going?

How about Opening Night?

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09-20-2009, 12:08 AM
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A bit too far for me to go. I'll be forced to watch the Stars games on TV.

When you watch or listen to pre-season games you try and pick out the positives to look forward to during the regular season. Aside from Bobby Ryan, there are none so far.

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09-20-2009, 12:14 AM
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The power play seems pretty good, at least when there are NHLers on it. Too bad none of our kids have had an outstanding preseason so far.

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09-20-2009, 12:20 AM
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The power play seems pretty good, at least when there are NHLers on it. Too bad none of our kids have had an outstanding preseason so far.
I'll agree with that statement partially. The first two games the powerplay was attrocious. But it has been better these last two games.

I've never been one of these "It's just pre-season" type of people. I expect them to do well every time they step on the ice. And it just seems that the last 4 days that there has been ZERO effort.

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09-20-2009, 12:40 AM
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This is part of the plan to get the kings to not send down Schenn and then end up putting him on their 4th line all season.

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09-20-2009, 12:43 AM
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I'll agree with that statement partially. The first two games the powerplay was attrocious. But it has been better these last two games.

I've never been one of these "It's just pre-season" type of people. I expect them to do well every time they step on the ice. And it just seems that the last 4 days that there has been ZERO effort.
RC and Murray are "It's just pre-season" type of people.
They will give a taste of NHL to the youngsters for motivation and don't think the vets benefit much from skating around in half-assed competition (while risking injury).
Still, some players need to kick into gear and earn their keep.

So don't sweat it to much, "The real Ducks of Orange County" haven't premiered yet.

Go Ducks!

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09-20-2009, 12:46 AM
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Ebbett looked pretty good tonight. Eminger was atrocious.

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09-20-2009, 01:40 AM
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Eminger was atrocious.
How is that possible? He was supposed to be such an upgrade over what we had for the #6 spot. The guy who'd bring skill and talent because that's better than grit and toughness.

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09-20-2009, 09:19 AM
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Selanne and Koivu will never gel... they both give the puck away every time they touch it.
Well first off, I think it's way early to tell (among the other worries) at this point. Second, I also think it's a bit unrealistic from Ana fans to expect Koivu and Selanne carry this team as duo and collecting 2 pts a game...

Not defending a bad game and didn't see last night's performance. The one goal but -3 isn't exactly looking good. Also, what I've been reading from the Finnish newspapers' interviews lately, Carlyle has been giving the team really hard time lately (in training) and both have stated that skating just doesn't feel good in games after, say, first period as they've been pushing so hard in practice. I think you all know how Teemu takes care of his training, so when Koivu and Selanne are saying that they're been on the limits and exhausted I give them the benefit of doubt at this point...

Furthermore, people have been all over the place about their national team magic (rightfully so), but forget it wasn't just these two who complimented each other so well. Some of you might have heard of the player called Jere Lehtinen, although he's definitely one of the most underrated players in NHL over the last 15 yrs. Three time Selke winner and exceptional all-around player, who was an integral part in Selanne-Koivu magic. It's not the first time we've seen this - when Dallas won the SC in 1999, their phenomenal first line was Hull-Modano-...yes, Lehtinen. Might find some similarities there...

The reason I'm pointing this out is to make people realize they still can be a dangerous duo, but the line would need to be well balanced and requires defensive minded forward too. Not sure Lupul would be the right player to balance this line out, but what other options Anaheim has got, you fans might know better?

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09-20-2009, 01:09 PM
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Nice, nobody got hurt.
Kings win.

Keep working Ducks!
Granted I was drinking but it looked like Simmonds may have broken McCarthy's face in their 1st period scrap. I didn't notice him come back and I haven't seen any updates anywhere.

Perhaps someone here has some more info?

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Granted I was drinking but it looked like Simmonds may have broken McCarthy's face in their 1st period scrap. I didn't notice him come back and I haven't seen any updates anywhere.

Perhaps someone here has some more info?
I think simmons visor got the best of him becasue it looked like he was skating off kind of protecting his hand.

This preseason is really scaring me. I would understand if it's the rookies but it's the "nhl players" who have not even been able to string together 2 passes.

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I think simmons visor got the best of him becasue it looked like he was skating off kind of protecting his hand.

This preseason is really scaring me. I would understand if it's the rookies but it's the "nhl players" who have not even been able to string together 2 passes.
Simmonds hit him with an uppercut that immediately dropped McCarthy to his knees where he stayed for quite awhile. The replay on the jumbotron showed that the uppercut looked to land right on the cheek.

I don't recall McCarthy throwing a punch. It could have been his hand but he was definitely hurt.

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