Take a trip with the FanSided Sports Network in our “Around the NHL in 30 Days” tour. You will get team predictions from knowledgeable fans who also happen to be great sports writers. Not only will you gain insight and be entertained by creative minds, but it gives you a chance to heckle your rival teams by leaving comments under the post. I expect some award-winning trash talk on the Buffalo blog…and the Rangers…ok, Tampa Bay too.
Writers will post in alphabetical order, so Anaheim kicks the journey off below. Tomorrow will be Boston, then Buffalo…you get the idea. The Hurricanes preview will be posted September 5th and each Cardiac Cane writer will give his or her prediction.
The Hurricanes played the Ducks once last season and won in a 4-2 victory. Eric Staal snagged a hat trick and Cam Ward stopped 43 shots. Canes will play the west coast team twice this year, both contests in February. What can you expect from Anaheim? I’ll let the crew over at Ducks Daily Blog tell you…
“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.”
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