All Smiles

For Mats Sundin, whose latest press conference revealed no new information about his hockey career. The Swede is still contemplating offers from as many as 6 teams, and potentially be the stumbling block of all the trades that would’ve been made already. Sundin now says that he will not make a decision before the NHL season, which means that guys like Mathieu Schneider, who was expected to be moved depending on where Sundin signs, won’t have to anymore. The sitting Duck has been itching to find out his new home, and sources say it is rumoured to be a strong

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Anaheim Ducks

It’s a month until Opening Night, and so as a countdown I’m going to do a short preview of all 30 teams, 1 team per day, in alphabetical order. So, we kick off the HockeyAnalysis.com countdown with the Ducks… The Ducks looked lost and fatigued in last year’s playoffs. While Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne‘s returns gave the Ducks a quick boost, they were no where near playoff shape, having missed the majority of the regular season. Their offense took away some pressure off Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, who found themselves thrust into a first line scoring role after

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The Other One

We know that Joe Sakic‘s coming back. Mats Sundin‘s still deciding. But what of Teemu Selanne? The Finnish Flash has remained quiet this summer, but reports from Sportsnet and a Finnish source say that he is returning this year – after the Ducks move Mathieu Schneider of course. The Ducks are roughly $1.5m over the cap space with Schneider, which begs the question of how much Selanne is coming back for. If Schneider was dealt with the Ducks not taking on any additional salary (I highly doubt they will), they’d be roughly $3m-$3.5m under the cap, a perfect figure heading

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Same New Song and Dance

More on Mats Sundin. The endless carousel goes ’round and ’round, with still no end in sight. “This is the song that never ends, As it goes on and on my friends. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, And they’ll continue singing it forever just because…” While Sundin sits on his sofa and mulls over his options, teams are getting anxious, reports Bruce Garrioch. Sundin is going to be the first domino to fall – once he decides what to do, there will be a flurry of moves as teams move to their Plan Bs. Others

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