Friday, March 28, 2008

Ducks Clinch Playoff Spot

On Wednesday night, the Anaheim Ducks beat the Kings, 2-1, to clinch their spot in the playoffs to defend their Stanley Cup championship. The team has had it's share of news throughout the year, be it guys who couldn't decide whether or not to retire, injuries or at the moment, suspensions.

The Ducks have been one of the league's hotter teams of late and are obviously one of the favourites to win it all again, according to a lot of the TV pundits and people you ask around the water cooler. This team has a lot going for it and if they can make it through the first round of the playoffs unscathed, then they will actually get an injury or two back, which should make them stronger. Scary, I know.

Currently, this is what the team looks like heading into the playoff round and in bold are the players who are on the Sherpa's playoff sheet. In red, the player is either injured or suspended.

Chris KunitzRyan GetzlafTeemu Selanne
Brad MayDoug WeightTodd Bertuzzi
Travis MoenSamuel PahlssonRob Niedermayer
George ParrosTodd MarchantBobby Ryan
Brian SutherbyCorey Perry
Scott NiedermayerChris Pronger
Mathieu SchneiderFrancois Beauchemin
Sean O'DonnellKent Huskins
Marc-Andre BergeronJoe DiPenta
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jonas Hiller
Jean-Sebastien Aubin

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