Thursday, July 9, 2009
So there's the Free Agency breakdown for the Ducks, with a little trade action sprinkled in. They have James Wisniewski left to sign, an RFA who was obtained from the Hawks for Sami Pahlsson. Otherwise one would assume that the Ducks are pretty well set.
From my standpoint? The Ducks did an amazing job this off-season. Whether or not you think moving Pronger was the right decision, the return for him was downright sick. 2 1st rounders, Luca Sbisa, and Lupul? I'd take that.
Take a look at that top 6...Perry, Getzlaf, Selanne, Lupul, Koivu, and Ryan. Bringing in Koivu gives them a legitimate 1-B line, to go along with that 1-A. Speed, size, and I'm sure Captain Elbows taught them plenty about grit before he left. The Ducks are in fine shape...especially if Jonas Hiller turns out to be the real deal.
Word around is that Nick Boynton will also be joining the Ducks here shortly, not a big signing, but a decent one.
So what do you think of the Ducks moves so far? Legitimate top 5 team in the West? Eh? Eh?