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Hockey Thought One Day Before American Thanksgiving

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

- After watching the Anaheim Ducks implode in the third period of Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Dallas, a thought hit me: "Would it make sense for the Ducks to pursue Ryan Miller?" No doubt, he'd love to play there and Anaheim doesn't seem 100 per cent comfortable with Jonas Hiller. Viktor Fasth is hurt and Frederik Andersen may not be ready for a club with lofty goals. There's no long-term responsibility with Miller. It's pure speculation on my part. But I see some logic to it.

- One thing to remember is the Ducks, with legitimate Stanley Cup aspirations, have two first-round draft picks in 2014. One of them is from Ottawa (Bobby Ryan trade) and the more the Senators struggle, the more valuable that pick becomes in the market. Don't think that's going unnoticed.

- Last Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens is the kind of game that concerns Pittsburgh Penguins management. "We have to find a way to manage our emotion," Penguins GM Ray Shero said last week. "We can't let an 0-for-4 or an 0-for-5 powerplay ruin our night ... We've had games where we totally dominated. But when the other team scores first, we alter our game. Why do we alter our mindset? We're trying to change that." Pittsburgh failed on early first-period man advantages, then gave up the game's first goal early in the second. A big comeback fell short (NB: Shero is also not a source for any anonymous notes).

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Primis's avatar

“Would it make sense for the Ducks to pursue Ryan Miller?” No doubt, he’d love to play there

Based on what?  Why would Miller want to play in ANA?  If you give no specific examples or reasons, it’s just a throwaway statement and I expect better of Friedman than that.  That’s ESPN-kind of stuff…

Posted by Primis on 11/27/13 at 12:38 PM ET

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His wife is an actress who lives in LA.  It’s been widely reported that he’d like to play in California.

Posted by Garth on 11/27/13 at 12:52 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Noreen DeWulf, Primis.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 11/27/13 at 01:38 PM ET

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