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Game 7 loss to Kings hangs over Ducks as they enter off-season
Game 7 loss to Kings hangs over Ducks as they enter off-season

There were opportunities Monday during exit interviews for the Ducks to define their season as progress. Ownership awarded General Manager Bob Murray a four-year contract extension and praised him for "meticulously [adding] youth, skill and depth" to a team that set franchise records in victories and goals while advancing to the Western Conference semifinals. Coach Bruce Boudreau noted that his team was the "fifth-last team standing," and called Friday's sloppy, season-ending performance in a 6-2 Game 7 home loss to the Kings an "anomaly." Yet, as the Stanley Cup playoffs proceed without the Western Conference's top-seeded team, it is clear...

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