Thanks to balanced scoring, a knack for rallies and the strong double-headed goaltending of
"For now, we'll focus on smaller goals, like becoming the best conditioned team in the
The Ducks open their exhibition game schedule at
Here's are the team's pressing questions as camp opens:
Etem, 21, and Palmieri, 22, each scored three playoff goals, with Palmieri spending some time on the first line with stars
"It's a key question that will somewhat be answered in camp," Boudreau said. "I've got high hopes."
Can Hiller and Fasth continue to coexist without friction?
Even though Fasth won 15 games during the season, the then-rookie sat and watched Hiller — who won eight of his last 10 regular-season games — start in every playoff game en route to elimination.
Boudreau said he explained his decision to Fasth, and vowed he will "figure it out" as events — such as ideal matchups and fatigue — dictate.
"I'll bet you 23 of the 30 teams have one bona fide guy. We're among the lucky ones to have two," Boudreau said.
At 43, how much does
The veteran has opted to leave the golf course and return to the ice, but many who watched his minutes and production decrease at the end of last season believed it was time for Selanne to retire.
"He looks every bit as strong as he always has to me, and the 'X' amount of minutes he'll get will depend on him," Boudreau said. "With Teemu, it's like driving a car with the gas gauge broken. As long as the car is running, you're not worried about how much gas is left in the tank. He's going to go as hard as he can for as long as he can."
What impact will the absence of defenseman
The 37-year-old veteran had 17 regular-season points, providing valuable leadership and experience, but tore a ligament in his right wrist during the off-season. The Ducks signed