For as much as NHL teams like to turn the page, this was one heavy chapter for the Ducks.
Just when they looked ready to go to the Stanley Cup Final, injuries hit as forwards Rickard Rakell, Patrick Eaves and goalie John Gibson each went down during a playoff run that stopped at Game 6 of the Western Conference final last season.
“We felt we deserved a better fate, but we didn’t get it done,” coach Randy Carlyle said.
At the start of the upcoming season, the Ducks might be without two members of one the best defensemen units in the NHL, plus one of the best two-way centers. But nearly everyone returns for a rewrite as the Ducks open training camp Friday at Anaheim Ice....