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Ducks Trade Sutherby To Dallas

from TSN,

The Anaheim Ducks traded forward Brian Sutherby to the Dallas Stars for the rights to collegian David McIntyre and a conditional draft pick.

Sutherby is playing his seventh season in the NHL, putting up 29 goals and 39 assists in 321 career games played between the Ducks and Washington Capitals.

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added 2:54pm, from Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars Blog,

I don’t get it.

They lose prospect David McIntyre, taken in the fifth round in 2006 who currently is at Colgate. He’s a swift and nifty center who had 15 goals and 17 assists in 39 games last season. They also lose a conditional sixth round draft pick in 2010. Seriously, it’s probably not that much of a cost. It really is just a minor deal for a player who once was a first round draft pick for the Capitals.

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Pahlsson Has Seen Ups & Downs In His Career

from Chris Foster of the LA Times,

Pahlsson’s career seemed headed down a much different path in 2002. He walked away from the Ducks, and the NHL, after being sent to the minor leagues. He hoped to be traded, or, at the very least, released from his contract so he could play in Sweden. Bryan Murray, then the Ducks’ general manager, did neither and Pahlsson cooled his heels for two months.

“I don’t know if it was the right decision to leave,” said Pahlsson, who turns 31 on Dec. 17. “But it was the right decision to come back. Maybe I had to go through all of that to learn what I wanted out of life and hockey.”

Pahlsson’s next big decision should be a lucrative one. He is an unrestricted free agent and has a hefty reputation as an annoying obstacle to opposing players….

“If I have to test the market, I will,” said Pahlsson, who is making $1.4 million this season. “At the same time, I love it here.”

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Ducks Anxious To Play Sharks

from Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

The Ducks know what it’s like to have the start that San Jose has had, because they tore through the first quarter of the schedule in similiar fashion during their Stanley Cup run two seasons ago.

Now the tables are turned. The Ducks will go into HP Pavilion on Wednesday night trying to take down a Sharks team that is 22-3-2 and 14-0-2 at home.

“The way they have been playing, I think we’re all anxious to see where we’re at,” right wing Teemu Selanne said.

San Jose has collected 46 points out of a possible 54, and it’s not reflective of a weak scheduling quirk: The Sharks defeated Stanley Cup finalists Pittsburgh and Detroit in consecutive games on Oct. 28-30.

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Legace Takes A Knee To The Head

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

Several players took blows to the head in Wednesday’s game between the Blues and Anaheim Ducks, but none was more serious than the one on goalie Manny Legace….

On the play in which Legace was injured, George Parros buried a rebound for a 1-1 score, and skating by the front of the net, Carter lifted his knee into Legace’s head.

“I’m a little foggy,” Legace said. “All that I know is that the goal is in and he comes skating by and there’s nobody pushing him and there’s nobody on him. He could have avoided it. It’s something to look at.”

Blues coach Andy Murray said there should have been interference called on the play, but the officials told him they didn’t see the collision happen.

read on and watch the video of the goal/injury below…

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Ducks Need Power Play Help

from Al Balderas of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

There’s no telling where the Ducks would be without Teemu Selanne’s league-leading 13 power-play goals.

There is also no telling where the Ducks would be if some of his teammates contributed with power-play goals of their own.

Selanne has 13 power-play goals this season. The rest of the Ducks have nine. Four of those have been scored by defensemen. Scott Niedermayer has three power-play goals, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry have two, and Chris Pronger and Chris Kunitz have one.

Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle acknowledged some recent improvement but stressed the importance of the Ducks’ need to get more balanced scoring with the man-advantage.

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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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