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Ducks hope youthful exuberance can overcome loss of retired veterans
Ducks hope youthful exuberance can overcome loss of retired veterans

So much wisdom, desire and leadership skated out of Honda Center the night the Ducks were eliminated from the playoffs in May. The retirements of forward Teemu Selanne, 43, and Saku Koivu, 39, lessened Anaheim of more than 40 years of NHL experience. "Losing veteran guys like that — their charisma, their passion — it's something you can't mimic," Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri said. But the Ducks have to answer somehow, some way, and as they continued their training-camp team building in Tuesday night's preseason game against the Arizona Coyotes, the thought is that youthful vigor and aspiring leaders will compensate for the loss of the two alternate...

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