Forward Josh Green, who split last season between the Ducks and AHL affiliate Iowa, has signed with MoDo of the Swedish Elite League, according to <a href=”http://www.camrosecanadian.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1687255″>this report</a> in English and <a href=”http://allehanda.se/sport/1.1246692″>this one</a> in Swedish.
Green [<a href=”http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=19368″>career stats</a>] appeared in 39 games with Iowa, scoring 10 goals and 24 points. He also appeared in five Stanley Cup playoff games with the Ducks, going scoreless.
It’s been a slow week in Duck-land, though a couple items came across the virtual news desk …
1. The “Power Players” — the skimpily clad girls who skate across the ice during timeouts — had tryouts. Check out a photo gallery here
and a recap of the event here
2. Ryan Getzlaf is the 19th-best player in the NHL, according to one writer, who now has the unenviable task of coming up with 18 who are better.
3. Another writer believes Francois Beauchemin is a strong candidate to captain the Maple Leafs. Though Beauchemin has a large contract to live up to, and solid experience on some great veteran-laden Ducks teams, he’s not a vocal guy and sometimes comes across as shy. His game does all the talking, which probably isn’t enough to captain an NHL club.
Much ado was made about theseven-year contract extension Chris Pronger received from the Philadelphia Flyers shortly after he was traded by the Ducks. And with good reason: It’s a strange contract.
It provides the defenseman at least $7 million in its first four years, $4 million in the fifth year, and $525,000 each of the last two years, when Pronger will be 41 and 42 years old. Now, the NHL will hire an outside firm to determine whether the Flyers discussed a timeline for Pronger’s potential retirement before the contract was signed, ESPN.com is reporting.
The NHL is investigating a similarly lengthy contract the Chicago Blackhawks gave Marian Hossa. At the end of the investigation, the report says, the league will decide whether to pursue charges against the the teams for circumventing the collective bargaining agreement. The teams could face fines, the loss of draft picks or both.