Scott Niedermayer, Patrice Bergeron and a weird feeling.

At an ice rink somewhere in Southern California, Scott Niedermayer, Jeff Friesen and Travis Green are skating together, so says the LA Times. Is this the biggest Ducks news of the year?

If I were in the business of rumors, I’d make a big deal about this, but alas I’m in the business of news and sorry Ducks fans this isn’t big news. Not yet. When Scotty (or Teemu) says “I’m going to come back,” that will be news. It hasn’t happened yet.

I grew up watching Friesen in San Jose (more on that later) and have a hard time believing he can’t find work, what with scoring down so much this year across the NHL. Neither can Anson Carter, apparently. If I see Brian Burke at the game tomorrow, I’ll ask if the Ducks ever considered floating either of those guys a line.

Ducks practice this morning was intense. So was head coach Randy Carlyle. But it all seemed trivial when I read this.

As I said before, I grew up a Sharks fan. Tomorrow will be the first time I’ve covered them since taking over the Ducks beat. Should be … really, really weird.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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