deepdrive

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  1. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    HaHa, get Nylander and jettison Ritchie - talk about your win-win.
  2. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    We're on an every other game pattern of playing like crap. Yesterday wasn't our day.
  3. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    Yep, they blew a few good scoring opportunities. That being said though, we did play a lot better than we have recently. The Ducks looked good last night.
  4. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    Like I was saying about Fowler... great offensive effort.
  5. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    I have to agree that our d is not playing up to the hype. Maybe they need more time to acquire experience; maybe we're being homers and thinking they're more than they are. But, they're not close to being an elite defensive group. And FU Fowler for putting out the big effort to improve your shooting ability prior to your big contract. But now, you act like what you've always been is good enough. Thanks so much for nothing.
  6. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    Just take the million dollars from one dumpster dive and add it to the $5M Silferberg thinks he should get each year. You can get a pretty decent scorer for $6M.
  7. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    Larrson is the new Theodore. I don't know where he is going to end up (Seattle?), But he's probably toast as long as Randy is around. And for Ritchie, they were commenting about how he looks better, skates better and is willing to go to the front of the net. The problem is he doesn't have the mental or talent ability to do much when he's there. Prior to the game they had their light the lamp picks. After the pick someone (I think it was Kent French) said something about no one picking Ritchie. I just laughed. I hope he was being somewhat sarcastic. How much better off would we be with Pat Maroon for three years than Ritchie?
  8. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    Maybe it's just me, but it seems like Randy gave the new system the preseason and the first few games in. When he saw all the mistakes and his lack of control over the system, he pulled back to his comfort zone. I don't think he's going to be able to change to a faster moving game. And Getzlaf, I think he pretty much kills the new style of play also. Too bad. Because with all the mistakes, it was still working. We we're winning. Even pond hockey works better for this team than slow, methodical death.
  9. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    The problem with a goalie like Gibson (especially backed up by a Miller) is they can not only take you to greatness, they can also keep you in mediocrity.
  10. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    He's a guy who can fight well. I think that's important to Bob and Randy. I personally think that we could get another team to take this contract at some point as a reclamation project. It's not the money risk that bothers me. The guy is just stupid. He takes some of the dumbest penalties at the worst possible times. I don't like just having him on the team. Not to mention, if he's on the team, somebody else isn't. And I don't think that somebody will be one of the AHL caliber retreads we're running out there. It will be one of the rookies - all of which I would rather see on the ice than Big Stupid.
  11. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    Ha! You don't really believe Ritchie is going to be much different than he's been in the past. I know you don't. Ritchie has always been the Big Stupid. Today Murray was the Big Stupid if he plans on keeping this guy around for 3 more years. Tomorrow and going forward, Ritchie will probably resume his roll as the Big Stupid.
  12. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    We look very spotty. We regularly show something good, but too often look like we don’t know how to play at an NHL level. What’s saving us(besides Gibson of course) is we’ve been scoring and the refereeing has been reasonable (not so on the hooking call that started our collapse last night). Two lines of NHL’ers, one of AHL’ers, and one of rookies - I guess you can only reasonably expect so much. Oh, and different pairings of the forwards every game. That’s a problem. Hopefully, Getzlaf and Kase get back soon.
  13. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    Ritchie kind of made Ritchie irrelevant too.
  14. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    I'm kind of into Habit and Smash burgers right now. I wish there was a Five Guys near one of my usual paths.
  15. deepdrive

    The Official 2018-2019 Anaheim Ducks Thread

    Unless we get a couple guys back in the next two weeks, I don't think there's any way they don't both stick.