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3 Things to Watch For: Ducks vs. Kings – Preseason Game #2

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The Ducks lost in their first taste of 3-on-3 overtime against the Colorado Avalanche, 5-4. They look to rebound tonight (9/25) against the arch-rival Kings. Here are three things to be on the lookout for.
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Ducks First Round Pick in Depth: Jacob Larsson

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Tell me if you have heard this before: The Anaheim Ducks draft a Swedish defensemen with their first round pick. It seems to be the new norm for the current scouting panel led by Martin Madden. On June 26th, Bob Murray and Co. announced that they drafted Jacob Larsson, from Frolunda in Sweden. Wondering how he plays? Look no further than Hampus Lindholm, the Ducks first rounder in 2012 and current top defenseman.

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Why the Ducks should let Matt Beleskey become an UFA

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Matt Beleskey was a critical part of the Anaheim Ducks regular season (22G, 10A) ¬†and helped ignite the offense in the playoffs (8G, 1A). In the coming days, Bob Murray, the Ducks GM, faces a tough decision. Do the Ducks pay up for their goal-scoring winger coming off of a career year or do they try and find production in house or elsewhere on the free agent market? Beleskey is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, and will likely demand a hefty contract in the range of four years at an AAV of ~4M per, a price perhaps too hefty for Bob Murray to pay. (more…)