Shawn Horcoff

After surprising playoffs elimination, Ducks must figure out how to move forward

After surprising playoffs elimination, Ducks must figure out how to move forward

The championship window for the Ducks was considered big before this season, with most of their core retained from a team that was one win away from the Stanley Cup Final.

But Thursday morning the Ducks figuratively could stick their heads out that window and shout one question: Where do we go from here?

A Game 7 loss at home for the fourth season in a row — 2-1 to the Nashville Predators in the first round Wednesday — forebodes consequences potentially more severe than previous years. The future of Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau is under scrutiny again, and they have a stable of talented young players due to be re-signed amid financial constraints.

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