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Building A Hockey Stick

Heidi Androl visits the Easton Hockey Factory to help build Ryan Getzlaf’s next hockey stick.

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Giguere Exits After Two Periods With Cramping In Groin Area

from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog,

Playing for the first time in a week after having been off the ice for five days while visiting his gravely ill father, Claude, in Montreal, Giguere stopped 37 of 38 shots through two periods but exited because of cramping in his groin area….

“I think we did the right decision in not going into the third,” Giguere said. “After cramps, the next thing is a pull. You have to be smart. I cramp up all the time, whether it’s in my hips or calves. It’s regular for me, and I keep playing with those, but in the groin, I didn’t want to take a chance.”

more on the Ducks loss to the Wings last night…

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Ducks Make Moves To Call-Up Backup Goalie

from Chris Foster of the LA Times,

The Ducks find themselves doing a salary-cap tap dance again.

Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere returned to Montreal because of a personal situation unrelated to hockey and will not rejoin the team until Sunday when the Ducks play at Carolina. That left the Ducks needing a backup goaltender for Friday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Honda Center.

Team officials had to move money, and bodies, around. Defenseman Brett Festerling will be sent back to Iowa today to make space under the cap to recall goaltender David Leneveu.

The NHL would have allowed a player exemption for the Ducks, who are at the 23-man limit. But the team is currently only about $400,000 under the NHL’s $56.7-million salary cap. The NHL minimum salary is $475,000.

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Morrison Not Happy With Benching

from Chris Foster of the LA Times,

Brendan Morrison is trying to get off that track, though it is a course change that has been difficult to make. Morrison, who suffered a torn knee ligament in March and signed a $2.75-million contract in July, has two goals and four points.

Morrison did not play against Dallas on Saturday. It was the first time he has been held out of a game as a healthy scratch since Feb. 25, 2000, when he was with the New Jersey Devils.

“It doesn’t sit well,” Morrison said about the benching. “Am I upset about it? Yeah. As an athlete, the day you aren’t upset when you’re not in the lineup is the day you shouldn’t be playing the game.

“I feel I have something to contribute to team. It’s early in the season, but it’s time to get going and start making a difference.”

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Blues Overcome Late Goal To Win In OT

from Jeremy Ruthherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Just seconds from snapping a three-game winless streak at home, the Blues allowed a disputed power-play goal to Niedermayer. With Blues defenseman Jay McKee in the penalty box for hooking, a flurry in front of goalie Manny Legace, who had Anaheim’s Corey Perry draped over him, ended with the puck bouncing in off Legace.

“Perry, from what the guys were telling me, just lands on my head, pushes on my head,” Legace said. “You’ve got to be able to call that. You’ve got to give the goalie at least a chance to play. It shouldn’t have (gone) to overtime.”

more and watch the game tying goal below…

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Ducks Have Issues

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

The issue isn’t with the benchwarmers. It’s with the stars. Problem is, while it might be tempting to dramatically whittle down the time of a star—or even send one to the press box—that approach rarely works. That’s why the answer has to come from the players themselves. And it starts with Scott Niedermayer, the player who is wearing the C but doing little of late to earn it.

Discipline shouldn’t be an issue on a team led by Niedermayer, but it is. The bad habits developed by the Ducks last season while he was on his journey of personal discovery as Chris Pronger wore the C have continued this year. They fail to execute in their own zone. The transition game is a turnover machine. And then there are the penalties.

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Rejoice SoCal Fans

from The Fabulous Forum at the LA Times,

Randy Harvey, the Sports editor, has decided to bring back the NHL standings and game summaries to a position of prominence (like the NBA standings) beginning Dec. 1—now that we have a little more space with college football winding down.

a little more hockey talk..

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Your Morning With Chris Pronger

Find out what it’s like to be a professional hockey player in the new series ‘Day In The Life,’ airing tonight at 7 ET on the NHL network.

Share the morning skate with Chris Pronger…

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Big Hit From Pronger On Mike Green

via Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

Mike Green was wearing a shoulder sling on his right arm after the game. But he said he’s hopeful the injury is not too serious. When I asked him if it was sprained or separated, the defenseman said he won’t know until the morning.

“It was a good hit,” Green said of Chris Pronger’s shoulder check that sent him hurtling into the end boards. “I seen him coming, but he’s so big I couldn’t brace myself. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow morning. I’m just trying to keep it still right now. Obviously, it’s not too bad, so we’ll see how tonight goes.”

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All Ryan Getzlaf

from David Amber of ESPN,

Q: Right now which team is the one to beat if you’re going to win the Stanley Cup?

A: The Ducks. Our confidence is unbelievable right now. Obviously I don’t see a whole lot of the East, but on our side of the league you could roll the dice anywhere. San Jose is playing well right now. Dallas is a good team. They haven’t been putting up huge numbers so far, but I would expect to see them at the top somewhere too.

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