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Unfinished Business For The Ducks

from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,

Getzlaf — the Ducks' captain who tied Perry with a team-high 15 goals in the lockout-abbreviated 48-game season and added a team-best 34 assists — said winning another Cup after doing so at age 22 is "a reasonable goal."

"You look up and down our lineup, it's only about performing," Getzlaf said. "We have the personnel. It's a matter of stepping to the forefront and doing it."

That statement sprouts from the sting of May's surprising first-round playoff exit against the Detroit Red Wings, in which the Ducks lost Game 7 at home after having led the series, 3-2. Then they watched as the Chicago Blackhawks — the team the Ducks swept in three regular-season meetings — hoisted the Cup.

"We had such a great season that came to a screeching halt," Perry said. "That's hard to swallow. You know if you get by that one team, you never know what can happen. We want to start the same way, continue doing the things, but … we've got to prove ourselves again. Nothing is given."

The Ducks already have a team motto in their locker room and on practice shirts: "Unfinished business."

Perry's hurt goes a little deeper, considering he didn't score a goal in the playoffs.


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mrfluffy's avatar

Quack Quack Quack, Mr. Getslapped.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 09/24/13 at 10:50 AM ET

Primis's avatar

As a Wings fan, we really should appreciate the parting gift the Wings gave the Ducks.  It’s going to sting with them for a long time and they may never get an chance to actually avenge it now.

Posted by Primis on 09/24/13 at 01:10 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

To the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.

Go *#$%@& yourselves boys.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 09/24/13 at 03:32 PM ET

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