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Ryan Getzlaf With His Side Of The Story Regarding The Team Only Skate

from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,

Ryan Getzlaf said he was not encouraged by a Ducks official to stage the team practice he arranged Friday during the NHL’s mandatory holiday dead period.

The NHL is investigating the practice because it happened during a time that was negotiated through the collective-bargaining agreement as a mandatory three-day break.

A league spokesman said the NHL wants to know whether Getzlaf acted on his own or was urged by anyone in the organization to gather the players.

Getzlaf, the Ducks’ captain who ranks second in the NHL with 30 assists, said Tuesday that he informed Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau about the Friday practice before it happened.

“He [Getzlaf] said that’s what he wanted to do, and I said, ‘OK, fine,’ ” Boudreau said. “To this day, I don’t know what time they skated, don’t know how many guys were there. I’m glad they did, but it was all Ryan’s idea.”

Getzlaf said he rented ice for teammates “because I felt I needed to skate. We had [children] on the ice, very informal, we kind of putted around for 20 minutes.”

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The NHL Is Looking At A Ducks ‘Practice’ On The Day After Christmas

from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,

The NHL is investigating circumstances of a Ducks practice on Friday that the team says was organized by team captain Ryan Getzlaf, the team confirmed Monday.

The probe was first reported by TVA Sports in Montreal.

“The league did contact us [Monday] and we spoke to them,” Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said in a prepared statement released by the Ducks. “Getzlaf did make ice available to teammates and paid a local coach, [who] ran it. There were no Ducks coaches present and hockey operations [staff] were all out of town.”

A Ducks spokesman said no coach or front office official instructed Getzlaf to arrange the session at the team’s practice facility, the Rinks in Anaheim, and it’s unclear how many players attended. 

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Anaheim Ducks Put Dany Heatley On Waivers

and more waiver action...

 

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Morning Line- Tony Gallagher On The Vancouver Canucks

In fact, were you looking for a positive spin, one could promote it as a superb display of playing the game standing still, which is what many of the Vancouver forwards did most of the night.

-Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province on the 2-1 OT loss by Vancouver to Anaheim last night.  More from Gallagher on the game.

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Video- The Old Broken Blade Shootout Goal

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic,

Captain Shane Doan had converted nearly 31 percent of his shootout attempts over the span of his career, but he hadn't been able to earn a spot in the Coyotes rotation this season until Saturday.

And apparently the wait meant plenty of time to tap into his creativity.

Doan made a memorable debut as he used a stick-shattering shot to finally solve the Ducks' Frederik Andersen in the fourth round of the shootout, which dealt the Coyotes a 2-1 win in front of 13,656 at Gila River Arena in their return from the three-day Christmas break.

"He didn't show me that move in practice," coach Dave Tippett said. "He shows me that move in practice, maybe I'd use him a little more."

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Watch the shootout goal below...

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Video- Cam Fowler Celebrates His Game-Tying Goal

 

The Duck went on to beat the Sharks in OT.

Watch the goal and 'half barrel roll' below...

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Ilya Bryzgalov’s Bad Night

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

Some notes, quotes and other musings from the Ducks’ 6-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Friday night …

Let’s look at Bryzgalov. The Ducks are paying him some real good money to be a No. 3 option who has to be the No. 2 for now as they opted to have John Gibson get well in Norfolk. General Manager Bob Murray was watching his investment ($2.88-million salary cap hit, $1.9-million actual money) blow up in his first start from high up in Canadian Tire Centre.

Every shot began to look like an adventure after a while but this was the wild ride Murray signed up for in the mercurial Bryzgalov when his goaltending beyond Frederik Andersen was either on the training table (Gibson) or wrapped up in a bandage (Jason LaBarbera).

Suddenly LaBarbera didn’t look so much like a feared option if or when things get desperate. And Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau, when asked if it was a tough spot to put Bryzgalov in at the end of a nine-day road trip, didn’t jump in defend the dismal outing even when the rest of his tired team disintegrated around the netminder.

“It’s a tough spot but Freddie played 20 games in a row and it’s not like Bryz is a first-year player,” Boudreau said. “He knows what he’s done. He’s been practicing for two weeks. He’s played two games in the minors. Played the third period or more than a period and a bit in Toronto.

“He’s practiced. He should have been ready. And he should be ready.”

Ouch.

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Morning Line- Bruce Boudreau

"Not a great effort, all the way around. I'm not going to say we were content and [were thinking], 'Let's just get home.'

"I know we've been on the road 13 of the last 15 days — that doesn't hold anything. That bar's pretty high on our team and when you don't get what you reach for, you get pretty upset."

-Bruce Boudreau, head coach of the Anaheim Ducks after a 6-2 loss to Ottawa.  More on the game from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times.

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Kerry Fraser On The Clayton Stoner Hit On Max Pacioretty

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

After an internal review of Clayton Stoner’s hit on Max Pacioretty, the Player Safety Committee announced this morning that no subsequent action will be taken against the Ducks player. Even though there appeared to be no malice on the part of Stoner, it is my opinion that a formal hearing should have been convened based on the illegal cross-check which caused Pacioretty to launch face-first into the glass and resulted in injury. At the very least, Stoner should have been be fined for the careless act that warranted a cross-checking major and game misconduct in the game.

continued and watch the hit below if you missed it...

Also, Pacioretty did not practice today and is listed as day-to-day.

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Goaltending Issues Continue In Anaheim

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

The goaltending question has reared its uneasy head once again. It also has the looks of one that will be revisited throughout the year, one the Ducks will need to get straightened out before the playoffs – assuming the current NHL points leader stays in its lofty position.

This is the team that used three netminders in their eventual seven-game loss to the Kings in the 2014 second round. Frederik Andersen’s wobbly effort against the Maple Leafs and the sheer presence of Ilya Bryzgalov doesn’t give the impression that everything is set in their net.

Did Andersen struggle because he’s simply need a rest? Maybe. He’s been in for 19 straight games and had just come off three starts of allowing just four goals total to Edmonton (twice) and Winnipeg.

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