2013-2014 Positivity Thread

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  1. HanSolo

    HanSolo Vegas Strong

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    Here's a novel idea, let's have a thread for the GOOD stuff about this team. We have one of the best records in the league yet every day regular debate devolves to the same negativity and it's a drag. So, I present to you this thread where we can talk about the good things about this team. No scapegoats, no whipping boys, no fire/trade person X. Let's see if this works.
     
  2. Ducksforcup

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    Good thread! :walrus: This fan base is way too hard on a team that is 11-3-1. This team is for real.

    *Ducks are rockin' it 5 on 5 getting production from virtually every forward. This team is fun to watch when it gets going. :yo:

    *Have a 11-3-1 record, despite the fact they have played the majority of their games on the road and their special teams blow.

    *Fowler handling the duty of being a shutdown defenseman extremely well.

    *YOUTH movement. So many young players making contributions to this squad. Etem, Palmieri, Vatanen, DSP...list goes on and on. Feels good. :)
     
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    We can come up with a lot of things to complain about :)
     
  4. HanSolo

    HanSolo Vegas Strong

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    Good start :)
     
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    - We have played 10 of our 15 games on the road with a record of 6-3-1 so far. Our biggest road trip of the season is almost completed!
    - Penner has been a pleasant surprise, especially after his poor preseason
    - Andersen has looked great
    - DSP is having a great bounce back year
     
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    We have missed 1/3 of our roster, our special teams is invisible and we are still winning.
     
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    Thank you for this thread DuckJet. Too much flaming and not enough positivity.
     
  8. Kalv

    Kalv Outshot by 30: Randy Carlyle hockey

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    Dustin Penner is +12
    Beauch and Lindholm +11
    Allen +10
     
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    PuqTalk I love Cogliano

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    There hasn't been a single goal scored against while Penner is on the ice.
     
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    We are one of the highest scoring teams in the league.

    With a 6% PP, missing 1/3 of lineup and not having any players (maybe besides Perreault) having overachieving numbers.

    Can you imagine what might happens when the PP starts clicking (which it will).
     
  11. Hockey Duckie

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    Rakell gets his debut for this season. #youthmovement, #BobsScoutTeamIsAwesome
     
  12. Hockey Duckie

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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... Didn't see that coming! He likes Anaheim!
     
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    Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. The team goes as those two go and so far they've been great.
     
  14. HanSolo

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    I expect as much out of Getzlaf now, but I was worried about Perry. He's picked up his play big time.
     
  15. quentez

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    I'm pretty sure we have the deepest lineup in the league.

    And Murray deserves some serious recognition:
    - Acquired Perreault (who gets paid nothing) for nothing, may solve our 2C problems
    - Drafting of Lindholm looks stud, good pickup of Andersen that draft as well
    - Long-term commitments of Getz and Perry, done
    - Found and signed a Euro gem in Viktor Fasth

    And this is just recently.
     
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    How unreal has Bruce Boudreau been for this team since we hired him? Favorite coach in the league.
     
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    Seconded, havn't seen those "Fire BM!" theads in a long while, been really solid lately.
     
  18. AngelDuck

    AngelDuck Rak 'em up

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    Perry's postseason was a fluke. He's back.

    Penner might turn out to be the best signing of the offseason if he continues to play like this. Not even kidding.
     
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    Perreault's mustache is a thing of beauty! That's positive? Right!

    In all seriousness, I have been seriously impressed by lovejoy and Allen, both have raised their game from last year
     
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    TheJoeMan In Bob We Trust

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    Credit there is due to Martin Madden. Sure Murph has the finally say but it's Madden's job to draft players. He's the genius behind our excellent draft picks.
     
  21. bryan allens bouceback has been nothing short of relieving
     
  22. Ducksgo*

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    Youth Movement has been called upon in the time of injuries. And we are kicking ass and taking names!
     
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    The biggest problem we have is that we have too many good players, and therefore will have to send down productive quality players who are real assets to the club down to the minors when everybody gets healthy. Players like Smith-Pelly, Andersen, Etem, Vatnen or Lindholm might have to be sent down for awhile when they certainly don't deserve itand it wouldn't happen if they were on any other team.
     
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    Getzlaf's look is MUCH better with a shaved head.

    Also, it's good that ALL four lines contribute offensively, something we've lacked big time in the past :thumbu:
     
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    Sorry about typos above
     

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