The Ducks signed Ryan Carter to a three-year contract today. I’ll talk to him this afternoon, get some numbers in the paper tomorrow … but what a reward for a guy who wasn’t expected to be a major contributor – then ended up bumping Doug Weight from the rotation in the playoffs.
Is Randy Carlyle suddenly more loquacious?
No, there’s just more reporters around!
Belonged to Ducks defenseman Kent Huskins in their 4-0 loss to Dallas in Game 1 on Thursday.
The NHL just held its draft lottery Monday for the first time ever. (They’re a little slow to catch on to the appeal of bouncing white balls north of the border, eh?) The Edmonton Oilers are going 12th and will give that pick to the Ducks as a result of signing Dustin Penner to an offer sheet this past off-season.
The Ducks broke a 2-year-old team record at the end of the first period when Joe DiPenta and Teemu Selanne scored goals eight second apart. Selanne and Chris Kunitz scored 10 seconds apart in 2005. No surprise that Selanne involved in both records.
Don’t sell yourself short, Joe. Your goal is in the record books now.