Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa was practically deadpan when he broke down how this season has played out.
Asked whether the Ducks’ gradual cohesion was by ideal design, Bieksa channeled his comedic side.
“We had a meeting at the start of the season and we said, ‘Let’s come out of the gates slow, and from behind, and then slowly we can build our game, and right around March, we’ll pick it up and we’ll start playing a little bit harder,’ ” Bieksa said.
“But until then, everybody will just cruise. It’s happened perfectly, just like we planned.”
Sarcasm aside, from an opening night lineup with rookies Nick Sorensen and Jacob...