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from Kyle Shohara of AnaheimDucks.com,
What excites you about the upcoming season?
I'm excited about going into camp with the changes we've made, and obviously the coaching staff. Sometimes when those things happen it creates a bit of a buzz and a different look going into training camp, which is exciting for me because I've been to 14 training camps or so. Sometimes it gets a little monotonous. It's nice to have an exciting year and a lot of young players who are here to push for spots and push us forward.
With what you know about this team, what can you say to some of the experts who aren't expecting much from the Ducks next season?
We're going to go out and play and put our best team on the ice. I know one thing about this organization - I've been here 14 years and we've never taken a season to rebuild. The one thing we've always tried to do is rebuild on the go. We're going to have to do the same thing again. I'm pretty confident we can be competitive next year. We'll see how it goes.
NEW YORK (April 7, 2019) – Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $2,500 for roughing Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe during NHL Game No. 1256 in Anaheim on Friday, April 5, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 19:12 of the third period. Getzlaf was assessed a 10-minute misconduct.
Watch the incident below.
from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,
“Get there faster than him,” Getzlaf said“ Obviously it was flipped in the air, so he probably reacted to it late. I just noticed that their (defensemen) had been out there for a long time so they were probably going to change, thinking I was going off. Clearly, I was fresh sitting in the box for about 2½ minutes.”
Bishop said he saw Stars teammates Tyler Seguin and John Klingberg were exhausted at the end of a long power-play shift. Getzlaf charged past both of them.
“I started going and once I saw it stop I knew I was in trouble,” said Bishop, who made 15 saves. “I just tried to get a glove on it when he chipped it over me. I could see them, I knew they were tired. By the way the he flicked it I thought I’d be able to make a play on it. I think it might have stopped there.
“Once I committed, I kind of have to go there. It’s just a matter of the guys being out there a long time, obviously two minutes and just the back spin. It’s unfortunate.”
more on the Duicks 2-0 win over the Stars...
Watch the goal below.
added 1:59pm, Watch how the injury occurred below...
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
Hey, NHL. Rainbow tape isn’t enough.
Anyone can tape up a stick with pinks and reds and purples, use it at a skills competition, and then fall right back into our black-and-white hockey culture the next day. What’s hard is to look in the mirror and ask, “Why?”
Why have the other sports’ experienced players come out, but not the National Hockey League? Or Canadian Major Junior Hockey?
Why do the NHL, the NHL Players’ Association, the Anaheim Ducks and Ryan Getzlaf look at the “C” word spoken in the heat of the moment by Getzlaf in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final and not hear the word the way a gay man would hear that word?...
When terms hurt people, common decency dictates we stop using them.
And so it is time for the hockey world to examine the word Getztlaf used, one that has been accepted inside its dressing rooms for decades, and decide if it is acceptable anymore. It is a Top 10 swear word in the hockey vernacular. Maybe Top 5.
Getzlaf is a product of the Western Canadian hockey culture, as am I. He grew up in Regina and played his junior hockey in Calgary. I’m an Edmonton guy. We have both been desensitized to the word, the same way a doctor does not get squeamish at the sight of blood.
That is why the NHL, the Ducks, the NHLPA and Getzlaf all missed a golden opportunity this weekend to actually walk the gay rights walk. To not just tape a hockey stick for the LGBTQ community, but to identify and admit to a metaphor for homophobia that exists inside hockey’s DNA, and start down the path to removing it.
12 seconds left in the game, the Ducks are down by 2 goals, so what do they do?
Below, Ryan Getzlaf on being fined.
NEW YORK (May 20, 2017) – Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $10,000, the maximum permitted under the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, for directing an inappropriate remark toward another on-ice participant in Thursday’s Game 4 of the team’s Western Conference Final Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Nashville Predators, the National Hockey League announced today.
Getzlaf’s comment is a violation of the League’s policy which prohibits inappropriate and offensive remarks, and the use of obscene, profane or abusive language or gestures in the game.
“Getzlaf’s comment in Thursday’s game, particularly as directed to another individual on the ice, was inappropriately demeaning and disrespectful, and crossed the line into behavior that we deem unacceptable,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. “The type of language chosen and utilized in this instance will not be tolerated in the National Hockey League.”
The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
The Ducks captain was total calm under fire, cruising around the ice with that six-foot-four, 220-pound frame, playing keep-away as the series is now tied 2-2. It was the fourth road win of the playoffs for the Ducks, who also won two in their sweep of the Calgary Flames in Round 1.
Getzlaf has eight points in the four games against the Oilers and 13 (seven goals) in the eight Ducks’ games this spring. But, guys get the C for two reasons, leadership and leadership.
“When he goes like that we have no choice. We have to follow suit to compete like he does. And when he’s leading the charge, when he goes like that, I don’t know if you can stop him because he’s so big and so poised with the puck and makes those plays,” said Ducks winger Andrew Cogliano. “I don’t even know how to describe tonight. He was absolutely phenomenal, he won us the game.
“He should be getting some serious praise. He’s been the difference in this series for us.”
Below, watch Ryan Getzlaf post-game with Scott Oake....
from Jeff Miller of the OC Register,
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf lead the Ducks with 16 points apiece. But Perry has only four goals and Getzlaf just one.
If you had known those players would have those goal totals 20 games into the season, would you have guessed the Ducks would be in a playoff position?
If you said no, I agree. If you said yes, you’re lying.
My working theory then was that this should be an encouraging sign for the Ducks, that, particularly given Perry’s tendency to score in bursts, good things almost certainly have to be coming once those two start producing goals.
My working theory, however, seemed about as appetizing to Ducks coach Randy Carlyle as a plate of cold leftover turkey gizzards.
“There’s no satisfaction in that,” Carlyle corrected. “It’s our responsibility to find a way to get those players going, to put them in situations where they can have some success.”
For his career, Perry has averaged a goal every 2.4 games, which means his scoring rate is about half of what would be normal for him.
Getzlaf is on pace to finish with 4.6 goals, a total that seems entirely unreasonable and not just because of how unlikely it is that he’ll score .6 of a goal.
from the Anaheim Ducks,
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf shared his thoughts on the upcoming First Round series vs. the Nashville Predators.
On the concern level heading into the First Round with injuries
Health at this time is always kind of an issue. But with the injuries we have, we’re hoping this week can kind of heal some wounds and get some guys back in the lineup before Game 1. If not, our depth will have to continue to show through.
On where the team’s level of play is at heading into the series
I feel like we have to continue to play well. We know the way we can play, and we know what’s successful for us. It’s a matter of the preparation this week and getting ready for that first game.
“For a while, I was trying too hard. Not trying enough. Trying to make things work. … You think too much. I’ll be the first one to tell you, when I’m not playing good, it’s not about excuses. It’s about trying to find a way to make it better.
“There’s nothing I can really do about a slump or not scoring, other than go out and try to make it happen on a consistent basis and hopefully it turns around.”
-Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks. Much more on Getzlaf (who has one goal this year, an empty netter) from Eric Stephens of the OC Register.
from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,
Ryan Getzlaf will return to the Ducks’ lineup Friday night against Columbus after missing the last four games to recover from an appendectomy.
Getzlaf skated with the team Thursday and did some extra work afterward to prepare for game action again. The team’s captain also took part in the morning line rushes Friday before pronouncing himself ready.
"Being out [stinks]," Getzlaf said. "That’s not fun at any point in the year, especially when your team’s going through struggles. I’m excited to be out there and play tonight."
added 6:37pm, Ducks statement is below...
Among the items that USA Today's Kevin Allen believes are overreactions levied far too early in the 2015-16 NHL season:
Coach Bruce Boudreau is on the hot seat in Anaheim C’mon folks. This is a parity league, and even quality teams struggle on occasion. You wouldn’t even pay attention to their 0-2-1 stretch if this was the middle of January. The Ducks are in a scoring slump, probably caused by players trying to find chemistry with new teammates. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry don’t have a point. Do you think the NHL has magically discovered how to stop that duo after a decade of domination? The Ducks are a contender. They have the necessary ingredients to make it happen. Boudreau will be judged by what happens next spring, not what happens in the first three games of the season.
The 1-3 Penguins are already in a world of hurt Let’s take a step back here and remember that the three teams that have defeated the Penguins are a combined 11-1, including the white-hot Canadiens. We know that Crosby is eventually going to score plenty, and the Pittsburgh power play will likely end up as one of the league’s best. The Penguins have given up an average of two goals per game in the four games. They would be thrilled with that goals-against average for an entire season. This is another team that is trying to figure out how to best use new personnel. It’s too early to assess where the Penguins are going this season.
Connor McDavid has been slow to adjust Now you understand why general manager Peter Chiarelli tried to tamp down the hype over this future superstar. Although McDavid has an overflowing amount of skill, he’s still an 18-year-old trying to find his way against the world’s best players. The lack of points (one goal) is not a shock to the Oilers. They understood that even budding superstars need time to sort out what works and what doesn’t. His point total will grow significantly as he gains experience. Don’t forget that he is not playing with a Stanley Cup contender. He is surrounded by players still exploring their own games. If you have watched McDavid in his first four games, you can see his potential dominance bubbling just below the surface. He always seems like he’s a half-second from a breakaway.
from Adam Brady of AnaheimDucks.com,
With the start of his 11th training camp in Anaheim just days away, Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf reflected on the disappointment of last spring, the goings-on over the summer and his outlook on this season.
Looking back on what happened in Game 7 against Chicago, how soon were you able to turn the page and look ahead to this season?
The initial reaction is to try and put it away real quick. There’s not a whole lot you can do after that day. Throughout the next week or so, there’s a lot of stuff going on. From there, you want to enjoy your teammates and stuff because you never know what group is going to be back the next year. I think it’s about two weeks in before you actually sit back and think about it, go through a lot of different scenarios on how we could have done better and what we could have done differently. Then you try and build off that and learn from it before you put it away again.
Are there regrets when you look back on that series?
You try not to use the word “regret” because it’s a game, and we try and play it hard. There are certain things we could have done differently, but systematically I think we were set up pretty well to beat that team. We had them down, and we had two chances to put them away and didn’t do it. Much like with LA the year before, when you’re playing those good teams, you can’t give them that extra life. I wish that in Game 6 we would have come out and taken more control of the game than we did.
from Travis Yost of TSN,
The metamorphosis of the Anaheim Ducks from a top-heavy team with inconsistent firepower to a bona fide Stanley Cup contender under Bruce Boudreau has been one of the more exciting NHL developments in recent years.
There has been ample talk about how the organization has transitioned out of the treadmill of mediocrity. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry garner a lot of attention and rightfully so. When they’re on their game, they form a top line that’s virtually unstoppable. Their newish head coach gets a lot of recognition too. I’ve written about Boudreau in the past, and why I think he’s one of the better coaches in the history of the game. Debate if you wish, but his track record is mint, and the team has flourished under his watchful eye.
But, between their high periods (a 2006 Stanley Cup, and present day), there was a lull. They still had that top echelon of talent, but little else to offer after that. And it manifested in their performance. From 2008 through 2012, the Ducks went as followed: eliminated in the semi-final, did not reach playoffs, eliminated in the quarter-final, and did not reach playoffs. It wasn’t a terrible run, but it’s probably not what you expect from a club who walks into every season with at least two of the league’s preeminent talents.
During those years, the team leaned heavily on the likes of Perry and Getzlaf more than any team probably should. Having them on the ice can be intoxicating, but the lack of firepower behind them was likely more of a driver of their usage (and perhaps over usage).
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Burnside: When you go into that locker room Sunday and know that you’re now in the final four, a lot of the guys will not have been there, will you think about 2007, does it come up or is it one of those things that you have to push to the side?
Getzlaf: I think about what got us there. I draw back on ’07 all the time. Every story is either before the Cup or after the Cup. I think when you’re talking about playoffs, playoff runs, you always draw back on experience like that where you’re thinking about what it took to win. What we did differently than we did other years. And you draw back and you think about them. I try and use some of that information to share with the guys and other information I just save for myself.
Burnside: What’s the best thing about being the captain of this team?
Getzlaf: Oh, the pride. Being a captain is a tremendous honor in the NHL. It doesn’t happen to everybody. It’s not just given to you. It’s a sense of accomplishment. You’ve earned it. Sense of a pride. I think the whole thing is based on what you do as an individual, how you carry yourself and a good responsibility to have.
from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,
When the Ducks open their first-round Western Conference series against Winnipeg on Thursday night, Perry and Getzlaf will chase after the silver chalice for the sixth time.
“Times like this don’t come around too often,” Perry said. “We have a great team. But also we haven’t gotten out of the second round since we won in ’07. Those are tough things to swallow. You think it’s going to happen all the time.
“At the end of the day, you only get so many chances at this. You got to go out and you got to do it and you got to earn it. There’s no better time than now. That’s kind of what we’re thinking.”
The two are linked with this common thought – that this is their best look at putting a second Cup on their already envied resumes.
Getzlaf and Perry are big believers in the moves by Ducks general manager Bob Murray last summer – most notably trading for center Ryan Kesler – and feel that they’re better equipped to get through the Western Conference minefield.
In the captain’s mind, the difference is these Ducks have learned from past failures and respond better to adverse situations.
“The moment I thought the referees were off the ice, I was taking out my own frustration. I’m an adult. It shouldn’t be at that point. We shouldn’t be sitting here talking about the referees after two great teams played hockey. But we are.
“I felt like the game just – it got out of hand. … I accept full responsibility for my stupidity and my role in that. That was my fault. That won’t happen again from my teammates and me.”
-Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks talking post-game about his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. More on the Ducks 3-0 loss to the San Jose Shark by Eric Stephens of the OC Register.
Watch the game recap below....
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.”
6.5 out of 10 for me.
from Kerry Fraser of TSN,
...Ryan Getzlaf's goal should have been disallowed once Tim Jackman initiated contact with Jets goalkeeper Michael Hutchinson inside his crease area. Even though Jackman's skates were outside the goal crease, his right elbow intruded significantly inside the blue paint and made solid contact with Hutchinson's head...
Most fans will probably agree that video review is badly needed to make accurate decisions on this very difficult call. For three seasons now I have lobbied that a monitor be placed in the penalty box for the referees to implement video review in an effort to make the correct decision. Through the use of video, the on-ice officials would then have the same advantage as the rest of the hockey world to review a potentially controversial goal.
Watch the goal below...
"We're competitive. We want to be the elite guys. We want to be looked at to change hockey games. In the last little bit here, we haven't been doing that. [We] take that on our shoulders, wanted to show the group."
-Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks on himself and Corey Perry. More on the Ducks from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times.
From the NHL:
NHL ANNOUNCES 2013-14 ALL-STAR TEAMS
LAS VEGAS (June 24, 2014) -- Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, who each earned his third career berth on the First All-Star Team, head the list of players voted to the 2013-14 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. Crosby received First Team honors for the second consecutive season, while Chara earned a spot on the First Team for the first time since 2008-09.
Joining Crosby and Chara are two second-time selections to the First Team, right wing Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and defenseman Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks. The squad also features two first-time recipients, left wing Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars and goaltender Tuukka Rask of the Bruins.
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Bruce Boudreau and Getzlaf discuss his chances of playing game 5 tomorrow night. All the Ducks are saying is it is an upper-body injury.
I hate that every night during the regular season and playoffs, injuries are so regularly hockey's biggest stories.
During the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-0 win over St. Louis on Monday, Steve Ott took some revenge on Duncan Keith (he of the, "I cannot recall chirping David Backes after Brent Seabrook concussed him" vein) in relatively clean form...
But Matt Cooke took out Tyson Barrie's knee earlier this evening....
And I'm currently watching things get out of hand in a big way as the Anaheim Ducks trail the Dallas Stars 2-0. As Pro Hockey Talk's Cam Tucker notes, former Star Stephane Robidas
got kneed by collided with Dallas's Ryan Garbutt, and had to leave the game...
The CBC's Don Cherry had a very selective memory on Saturday evening. He lamented Brandon Dubinsky's ability to attack Sidney Crosby at will in Game 1 of the Penguins-Blue Jackets series, he mocked Duncan Keith for jabbing at the Blues' stars--suggesting that Keith "got Seabrook pumped up" (before sidestepping that topic)--he reviewed the Blues' game-winning goal against Chicago, lamenting Patrick Kane not blocking a shot, he very briefly praised Pavel Datsyuk's game-winner and suggested that the Wings are the worst team for the Bruins to play as their lack of retaliation prevents the Bruins from playing their game (no Loosick mention on Saturday), and then he praised Corey Perry scoring against Dallas and Ryan Getzlaf's persistence (no spear there, either).
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Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry joined Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey of HNIC in the After Hours segment.
Qiuncey received five for boarding and a game, Getzlaf not on the ice yet for the 2nd period. Word was he was getting stitched up.
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
A dressing room is not the way they portray it in the movies.
When you are Ryan Getzlaf, one of the great captains in our game today, it’s not about the Knute Rockne speeches, or challenging every player who brings less than his best.
“I’d rather calm people down that try and get them up,” he said Wednesday, after being the best player on the ice in a 3-2 Anaheim Ducks overtime win.
The Detroit Red Wings had owned the second period, and taken a 2-1 lead in Game 5 here at the Honda Center. Then Anaheim received a five-minute power play when Daniel Winnik cranked Dan Cleary into the boards.
In a 2-2 series, this was a moment.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed captain Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year contract extension. The 2007 Stanley Cup champion and 2010 Olympic gold medalist is now under contract with the Ducks through the 2020-21 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
“We are very happy to have Ryan committed to this franchise long-term,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “He has often expressed his interest to stay in Anaheim for his entire career, a goal we share. He is a leader, a proven winner, and possesses a skill set that’s hard to find. This is a great day for the Ducks.”
In the first minute of the video, Pierrre LeBrun and Scott Burnside wrap-up the Ducks/Kings game from last night. Then they move on to talk the future of Ryan Getzlaff and Corey Perry, what happens if either player is not signed by trade deadline day? They finish the video discusssing the LA Kings.
from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,
Ducks General Manager Bob Murray told reporters the day after NHL players officially ratified their new labor deal that he's planning to meet soon with the respective agents for Perry (the Newport Sports Group) and Getzlaf (Steve Kotlowitz) to attempt to extend the players' contracts.
Both players will become unrestricted free agents after this season if talks with the Ducks don't produce a deal.
"It's my priority," Murray said. "They've been Anaheim Ducks from the start. I love those guys. Both agents will come in during the next two weeks and we'll do everything we can to sign them."...
Murray added that past talk of left wing Bobby Ryan being on the trade block is now a "non-issue," with the team encouraged by the contributions of new defensemen Sheldon Souray and Bryan Allen.
Video via Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
Getzlaf’s agent, Gerry Johannson, told the Register on Friday that he has regular conversations with Ducks GM Bob Murray but the two sides have opted to start discussing numbers soon after a new CBA is reached.
“I don’t expect anything before Saturday,” Johannson said. “Ryan loves Anaheim. It certainly has been a great spot for him and he wants to stay. I just think there’s uncertainty there with what’s going on. We’re just going to hang tight.”
The Ducks have publicly stated their desire to sign Getzlaf before he becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer and Johannson said he hasn’t gotten any impression of anything different in his talks with Murray....
The next deal could find Getzlaf commanding up to $8 million annually. Johannson said talks with the Ducks have gone well to this point but there’s been no discussion on term.
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,
As the NHL, in the words of one agent, “try to idiot-proof the CBA once again,” two players who find themselves in rather interesting situations are Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks.
You see, both are due to become unrestricted free agents next summer, which means the Ducks are free to negotiate contract extensions with them now. But it begs the question, what to do with two players who were on track to become superstars in the NHL, but have both seen their production dip precipitously?
For both players to get in on the action of the ridiculous front-loaded, double-digit term contracts we’ve been seeing lately, the time to strike is now. Because chances are by the time both players become UFAs next summer, the new collective bargaining agreement will have placed term limits on contracts.
Perry and Getzlaf will be 28 years old by the time their theoretical extensions would kick in next summer, meaning they’d potentially have at least another decade remaining in their careers. It’s the prime age for the 13- and 14-year deals we’ve been seeing players and agents sign to beat the system.
But there’s considerable risk in signing these two players to those kinds of deals because predicting their future production is a mug’s game.
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
But Murray was clear about his intentions regarding the future of top linemates Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, both of whom can become unrestricted free agents for the first time when their current deals expire next summer.
The earliest Murray can sign either or both to is Sunday but that won’t happen. However, Murray said extending both is a priority.
“I think it’s imperative for the hockey team,” he said. ”We’ve reached out to the agents and that will be an ongoing process. I don’t think it’s going to happen overnight. But we’ve reached out to both sides.
“It’s something that will be ongoing and we’ll work at it. I don’t think it’s something that you need to read in the paper every day. We’re going to work at it and when we get it done, we’ll tell you.”
a bit more...
from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,
Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has come to the defence of Ryan Getzlaf, the new Canadian captain.
Getzlaf was big news in Finland Monday morning as a result of an alleged incident in a Helsinki night club called ‘Circus’.
“I saw Getzy late Saturday night (actually early Sunday morning). I left for the airport between 4:30 and 4:45 a.m. from the hotel where we (Team USA) stayed, the same hotel as Team Canada, the Hotel Sokos Presidentii,” said Burke in an e-mail defending his former Anaheim Duck player.
“Getzy was not intoxicated and was not with a woman. We had a brief and pleasant conversation and then I headed to the airport.
No proof Burke rode off on a white horse to the airport.
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,
The answer popped out immediately from Ryan Getzlaf‘s mouth when the Ducks’ captain was asked what he’d like to do with his 2011-12 season.
“Forget about it,” he said, managing a tired smile.
When sifting through the Ducks’ wreckage of a season, Getzlaf’s own mess is right on top of the heap. The big center has gone without injury for the first time in three years but his game has been hurting for months.
For instance, Getzlaf scored his 10th goal of the season Tuesday night against Vancouver in the Ducks’ 80th game to avoid the embarrassment of going through a full year without reaching double figures.
Pearl Jam’s “Ten” was an achievement. This one wasn’t.
The goal total isn’t the only red flag. Barring a last-ditch burst over the final two games against Edmonton and Calgary, Getzlaf will finish with fewer than 60 points for the first time since his second season when he, Corey Perry and Dustin Penner made up the second line on the 2006-07 Stanley Cup champions.
Ryan Getzlaf had not scored in 12 games but that streak came to an end last night in a 4-2 win over the Islanders.
Getzlaf talks about the goal plus topics surrounding the team.
Video is via the OC Register.
from Jeff Miller of the OC Register,
...So now, General Manager Bob Murray needs to make a real deal, a genuinely impactful one, a move that signals the start of reloading for next season because, let’s all admit it, this season is a goner.
He needs to trade ... Ryan Getzlaf.
That’s right. The team captain. The Olympic gold medalist. The former All-Star Game starter.
If there’s a deal out there that improves the Ducks significantly in one way, the damage done the other way by the loss of Getzlaf is worth it.
For whatever reason, this just isn’t working. It isn’t working for the Ducks, and it certainly isn’t working for Getzlaf.
via Jeff Miller of the Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
Even if he weren’t the Ducks’ captain, the extra two minutes Ryan Getzlaf took in overtime Friday would have been dreadful enough.
But, as the team’s appointed leader, the unsportsmanlike penalty on Getzlaf was even more brutal.
“I was frustrated,” he said after Philadelphia used the extended power play to beat the Ducks, 4-3, in overtime. “It’s an emotional game out there. I definitely…it won’t happen again. That kind of stuff at the end of the game hurt our group tonight. You know, I’ll take that on me, and we’ll go forward from there.”
Scroll to the 1:19 mark of the video to see the Getzlaf penalties…
from Jeff Miller of the OC Register,
Ducks versus Predators will be the main event Wednesday at Honda Center, but Ryan Getzlaf versus Jordin Tootoo will highlight the undercard….
“The thing with Tootoo is he’s an aggressive player,” Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle said. “He’s going to go out on the ice and hit. You have to know where he’s at. But you don’t get into retaliation. He’s doing his job when he does that, when he draws you into those confrontations.”
When these teams met last month in Nashville, the Predators beat the Ducks, 3-0, and Tootoo thoroughly ticked off Getzlaf, who afterward said he was “sick” of Tootoo’s “embarrassing” habit of embellishing hits. Getzlaf said the NHL needs to “get guys like that off the ice.”
“I feel so strongly about it because I don’t do it,” Getzlaf said Tuesday. “I never have. You (could) never show me a tape of me diving anywhere, so that’s something I 100 percent can back up.”
“We keep talking about all this stuff and changing rules and head shots and all that kind of stuff. That’s not the stuff that’s hurting our game. It’s the lack of respect on the ice. I’m tired of watching Jordin Tootoo out there, a guy who runs around and hits and does everything else but the first little slash, he’s laying on the ice and he’s out the next shift.
“It’s embarrasssing and I’m sick of it. If they want to change the game and they want things to be better and they want more respect on the ice, get guys like that off the ice then. I’m sick of it.”
-Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks. More from Eric Stephens of the Ducks Blog at the OC Register.
In my last article on left wings, a few of you mentioned the positional dilemmas that we seem to face when drafting forwards. This is a great point, since not only do position eligibilities change from league to league (eg. Yahoo/ESPN/CBS), but also from year to year. As well, we also need to keep our eye on forwards with dual position eligibility.
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If you missed Ryan Getzlaf against Bobby Ryan part deux during tonight’s NHL Awards, well, you can watch it right here.
from Jeff Miller of the OC Register,
At the NHL awards show Wednesday in Las Vegas, Corey Perry is up for the highest individual honor — the Hart Memorial Trophy. Ray Emery is one of three finalists for the Masterton Trophy, given for perseverance and dedication.
And Ryan and Ryan Getzlaf will be there, too, providing some of the silliness between their teammates’ substance. For the second consecutive year, they will be the comic relief, two Ducks in search of yucks.
Forty-eight hours after their season was ended in the opening round of the playoffs, Getzlaf and Ryan returned to Honda Center to shoot a skit, a sequel to the U.S. vs. Canada bit they did last season.
That video also made its debut at the NHL awards show and then enjoyed a second run as an Internet sensation. In it, Getzlaf taunts Ryan about the Canadians beating the Americans for Olympic gold.
Though sworn to secrecy until the latest video premiers, Ryan does admit he seeks revenge in Episode 2.
more and if you need a refresher on the video, you can watch it below…