Everything comes down to timing in the eyes of Ducks wing Andrew Cogliano.
He was drafted by a general manager, Kevin Lowe, who told him he could make the Edmonton Oilers out of college. His first NHL coach, Craig MacTavish, helped him build the mentality for being an everyday player. Cogliano was also around players who embodied that early in his career.
And so it happens that his next consecutive-games-played milestone is Wednesday against his former Oilers team.
“That’s maybe the nice situation,” Cogliano said. “Because the more I think about it, I think about the people I was around when I was a young guy and I owe a...