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Ryan Kesler prepares to bring his tough stuff to the Ducks
Ryan Kesler prepares to bring his tough stuff to the Ducks

It's a new home, a new team and a new way of arriving at the rink for the Ducks' Ryan Kesler. "I'm ready to get going, excited about this new chapter in my life," Kesler said. "Found a place overlooking the ocean, the kids are in school . . . waking up and seeing the ocean, walking to the rink in flip-flops in December." But enough with the flip-flops. The 30-year-old center, a former Selke Trophy winner who led the Vancouver Canucks to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, knows what is ahead for him and the Ducks. Lacking a formidable second-line center, they fell short last spring in Game 7 of a second-round playoff series against the eventual Stanley...

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