Oilersnation Radio Pacific Division Preview: The Ducks of Anaheim

Part two of my Oilersnation Radio division preview series is now complete. Today I was joined by Felix Sicard who covers the Anaheim Ducks of The Fourth Period. The Ducks are coming off a season in which they amassed just 76 points in 82 games and finished 7th in the division. They have a new general manager in Pat Verbeek, however, and he’s been busy over the summer, leading to some optimism the Ducks can make a playoff push in 2022-23.

The team exited and added Ryan Strome, John Klingberg and Frank Vatrano in free agency and also acquired Dmitry Kulikov from the Minnesota Wild. They added to a roster that didn’t really lose any key pieces outside of Ryan Getzlaf. They should be an exciting team to watch this year. What will really determine their success will be players like Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry. Both are coming off incredible seasons and have the potential to become eternal stars. Those two, along with defenseman Jamie Drysdale and 2021 3rd overall pick Mason MacTavish, represent the future of the organization.

Another big story that came out of Anaheim this summer was the future of John Gibson. There were a lot of trade rumors surrounding the 29-year-old goaltender, but the Ducks opted to keep him and now they will be looking for a rebounding season from their goaltender.

I went through all of this with Felix and also got his thoughts on who he thinks will win the split!

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