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Red Invasion

from Al Balderas of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

When Teemu Selanne sealed his hat trick in Wednesday night’s overtime Ducks victory, the reaction of the 17,174 fans at Honda Center was pathetic.

It took close to 30 seconds before one measly hat went zipping through the air. I didn’t see more than two hats land on the ice.

By night’s end, more octopi had landed on the Honda Center ice than hats. And the Ducks were the winning team!!!

By contrast, it was easy to feel that buzz in the arena that was generated by the Red Wings fans in attendance.

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Five Helpers For Getzlaf

from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog,

So, the wise-guy reporter suggested, perhaps Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf should have visited a dentist sooner.

“Seriously, eh?” Getzlaf responded after matching club single-game records for assists and points with five helpers in Wednesday night’s 5-4, overtime victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings at Honda Center.

In four games since he underwent unplanned dental treatment Oct. 21 in Toronto, Getzlaf has put up 10 points, including three goals. In six games before having a virus removed from his gum and missing a 3-2, shootout triumph over the Maple Leafs later that night,

continue for more on the Wings/Ducks game..

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Game Winning Goal

Francois Beauchemin scored the OT winner last night in a pretty exciting game between the Red Wings and Ducks.  In your opinion, was it a ‘good’ goal?

added a different video at 4:41pm below with multiple angles…

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Hedican A Go Tonight

from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog,

Neither Coach Randy Carlyle nor Bret Hedican has unrealistic expectations for Monday night, when the newly obtained veteran defenseman is set to make his Ducks debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

Hedican, 38, signed a free-agent contract with the Ducks on Thursday, but has not been in an NHL game since he completed last season with the Carolina Hurricanes. He hasn’t even had the benefit of a full practice session, taking part only in morning skates and pre-game warm-ups Friday and Saturday before games against the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.

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All George Parros

from A.J. Perez of USA TODAY,

Q: We’re one month into the season and you’ve already reached your career high in goals. Did you find your scoring touch in the offseason?

Parros: I don’t know. I’ve been able to get some good shots on net. Some years they go in for you, some years they don’t. I usually don’t get too many shots, but I’ve gotten myself into some good position. I don’t think there’s any way to explain it. They’ve just gone in. Thank God for that and I hope they keep coming.

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Anaheim Signs Bret Hedican

From Sportsnet.ca,

Sportsnet has learned Bret Hedican has signed a one-year, $870,000 deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

The veteran defenceman spent the last six seasons in Carolina and has also spent time in Vancouver, Florida and St. Louis during his 16-year career. Hedican has appeared in 988 career games recording 288 points.

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added 4:52pm, More on the signing at Ducks Blog.

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Burke Wants Out

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

...He wants out.

The Ducks wouldn’t release him as he asked last spring, or at least give him permission to talk to other clubs. But soon that won’t be their call any longer.

That, of course, will put the Ducks and team president Michael Schulman in a dicey predicament. When Burke tells them during the holiday season that he won’t be agreeing to a new contract – only a major change of circumstances would change that now – Schulman will be left with the problem of having a lame duck GM heading towards the trade deadline and, after that, the draft and free agency.

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Ducks Win, So Why Not Play Some Pool

from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

Instead of following through with a scheduled practice session Wednesday afternoon at Carleton College in Ottawa, the Ducks plan to seek improvement in a different manner.

“We have a team-bonding event — a little bit of a pool tournament,” Coach Randy Carlyle said. “We’re going to play billiards, and have pizzas and chicken wings — all that good grease.”

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Big Road Trip For The Ducks

from Dan Wood of the OC Register,

The upcoming road swing, which also includes stops in Ottawa, Montreal and Columbus, could not only play a huge role in determining the course of this season but also future campaigns.

“I think the players need to worry about playing the game and not worry about the other (stuff) that can go on outside the game of hockey,” Pronger said. “We have to get into the dirty areas. We think we have, and we haven’t. We have no traffic in front of the net. We’re off to the sides. We’re not gritty. Until we realize that we have to be a dirty team, this (losing) is going to be a regular occurrence – and it’s getting old.”

more on the Ducks plus Burke says he will have made a decision on his contract with the Ducks by Christmas…

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Burke In TO, Media Frenzy About To Begin

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

It promises to be an interesting week for the Leafs.

Up first is a home game tomorrow night against Anaheim, and much of the talk will be about Ducks GM Brian Burke and his signing with Toronto when his contract expires in July.

“It will be an opportunity for you guys (the media) to get things going,” Fletcher said. “We have to focus on what we have to do – try to beat Anaheim in a hockey game.”

While the Leafs work on their hockey skills, Fletcher will be putting his managing skills to the test. The league’s GMs meet at the end of the week in Chicago, and Trader Cliff anticipates the seeds of future deals will be planted.

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