Mike Santorelli

Ducks preview: Breaking down the roster by position

Ducks preview: Breaking down the roster by position

Can the second act of Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle rewrite the long-running play of four straight Game 7 losses? Carlyle was brought back for stability while Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler form one of the NHL’s best forward trios. But Anaheim needs to improve offensively while unsigned free agents Rickard Rakell and Hampus Lindholm hang in limbo. It’s the 10th anniversary season of their 2007 Stanley Cup, but, to paraphrase former Boston Celtics coach Rick Pitino, Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger are not walking through that door. Below are projected lines, defensive pairings and goalies:

Line 1: LW Nick Ritchie 37, C Ryan Getzlaf 15, RW Corey...

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