Here at FanSided, we’re going to be streaking through the last remaining month between us and the start of the NHL season with a team-by-team preview each day. As with most of these things, we’re going to start at the top and work our way down, so Michael Lombardi from Ducks Daily Blog has the opening preview. The Leafs only play the Ducks once this upcoming season, so there’s not a ton to relate here, but when a team has a bit more of an impact on the Leafs’ season, we’ll take a bit more time to review them. For now, though, let’s leave it to Mike and his outlook for the Ducks’ 2011-12 season. To get you started, here’s the first bit of his piece.
“It is safe to say the Ducks have one of the strongest cores in the NHL. The Ryan-Getzlaf-Perry line is one of the best trios in the league and can take on anyone. If Teemu Selanne returns, he will bring back his magic to the powerplay. They also have some insane power on the blue line with veteran Lubomir Visnovsky and rookie Cam Fowler. With Jonas Hiller in net, the Ducks have one of the league’s top goaltenders.
The Ducks biggest issue would be their lack of depth. Ducks GM Bob Murray made some off-season moves to hopefully fix those problems.”