It was easy to peg the Ducks as a contender to win the Stanley Cup back in September.
They returned most of their roster after they got to one win from the Cup final and they had added intriguing pieces such as left wing Carl Hagelin to help offset the offense lost in the off-season with the departures of wingers Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey.
Sports Illustrated and the Hockey News picked the Ducks to either win the Cup or play for it.
But the Ducks are the lowest-scoring team in the NHL, have displayed little consistency or leadership, and their start in the New Year will help determine if the answers reside within their locker room.
"They have to show us...