The Ducks, leading the
picks in the 2014 draft, along with numerous young forwards like
It was speculated that by trimming the payroll of wing
Kesler, with 21 goals and 18 assists, was the Ducks’ leading target, but Anaheim ended the
day comfortable with keeping those players, giving Palmieri and young forward
Palmieri will be in the first line Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.
Vancouver's true interest in dealing their star to a division rival is another factor that
could emerge later.