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Anaheim Ducks

NHL 14: Anaheim Ducks Guide

Written By: JCol32

Anaheim Ducks

Founded: 1993

Championships: 1

 

History:

The franchise was founded by The Walt Disney Company in 1993 as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The club has made the playoffs eight times over their history, including a Stanley Cup championship during the 2006-07 season.

 

Overview:

The Ducks enter the 2013/14 season replenished and ready to complete. Led by Corey Perry, Teemu Selanne, and Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim will look to turn it around this year and bring playoff hockey back to Anaheim.  Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf will look to round into all star form along with Selanne who will return for another season. The Ducks have two great young studs at the back in Cam Fowler and Luca Sbisa. Look for these promising young defenders to make great advancements this year and really start to create an identity for themselves. Jonas Hiller is back for another season in goal for Anaheim. He is the X-Factor for the Ducks. If he can stay healthy and get back into the form he was in a few years ago, they are poised to make a real run at the cup.

A big trade occurred this off-season which saw prolific scorer Bobby Ryan, dealt to Ottawa. He will be a big loss for Anaheim but they have the character, and the coach, in Bruce Boudreau to make the Ducks, Mighty once again.

 

How to Play as the Ducks:

With the Ducks loaded up front, look to move the puck around and try to find the best option. And when you do, don’t be afraid to fire it as these Ducks can shoot. Jonas Hiller will be solid in goal and youngsters Cam Fowler and Luca Sbisa will bring energy to the Ducks defense. Try to find them at the points. Selanne, Perry, and Getzlaf should be your main targets up front.

 

Fun Fact:

The Ducks Mascot, Wild Wing, regular descends from the rafters of the team’s home arena when making his in-game entrances, and has even unsuccessfully attempted to jump through a wall of fire.

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