Coach Randy Carlyle expects a tough brand of hockey, and that’s evident in the composition of the roster built by general manager Bob Murray.
It starts from the top down with star center Ryan Getzlaf, a playmaking center who dishes out big hits and isn’t afraid to fight.
J.T. Brown was picked up on waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, and 24 hours later the forward was in the lineup for the Ducks’ loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
The 27-year-old Minnesotan showed why the Ducks moved so quickly to add him to the roster.
Brown picked up an assist on the Ducks’ only goal, and it came after the kind of hard forecheck — and gritty play — Carlyle is...