The Contrarian: Don’t Ruffle Your Feathers

Dobber Sports

2013-11-24

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The Ducks are in an excellent position long-term in the loaded Pacific Divison.

Walter Cronkite once said, "The perils of duck hunting are great – especially for the duck". Anaheim should not rush into any trades or deals and certainly not because this is Teemu Selanne's last season, as Anthony Lancione suggests in his latest article called Ducks Must Go All-In.

 

As great as Selanne has been over his career I feel that his presence on the Ducks roster has actually hurt the development of their younger players in recent years. The fact that Bruce Boudreau has planned for some down time under the guise of resting Selanne is a blessing because it will give his other players some needed ice time to develop. Having other players like Saku Koivu being sidelined with injury has forced the team to see what they have got. So far it looks good.

 

Here are the stats for Selanne, Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf since the lockout.

 

Teemu Selanne GP PTS TOI S S/G Rnk
2013-14 19 7 14:28 41 2.16 12
2012-13 46 24 15:41 96 2.09 5
2011-12 82 66 17:52 210 2.56 1
2010-11 73 80 17:56 213 2.92 2
2009-10 54 48 17:19 173 3.20 5
2008-09 65 54 16:29 186 2.86 5
2007-08 26 23 18:07 87 3.35 9
2006-07 82 94 17:41 257 3.13 1
2005-06 80 90 17:47 267 3.34 1

 

Corey Perry GP PTS TOI S S/G Rnk
2013-14