The goaltending tandem is as expected in Jonas Hiller and Curtis McElhinney, while there is a good fight for the fifth, sixth and seventh defensive spots on the blueline. I would assume that Lubomir Visnovsky, Andy Sutton, Sheldon Brookbank and Paul Mara all have jobs secured for the most part, it will be interesting to see who comes out as the remainder of the blueline.
With 16 active forwards, there should only need to be three cuts made during this camp. The Ducks will likely be looking for a bit more veteran savvy with a shallow defense this year, so I really don't expect to see some of the younger prospects move up at forward.
|Corey Perry||Lubomir Visnovsky||Jonas Hiller|
|Ryan Getzlaf||Toni Lydman||Curtis McElhinney|
|Bobby Ryan||Andy Sutton|
|Saku Koivu||Sheldon Brookbank|
|Teemu Selanne||Paul Mara|
|Jason Blake||Danny Syvret|
|Todd Marchant||Brett Festerling|
|Dan Sexton||Brendan Mikkelson|
|Joffrey Lupul||Luca Sbisa|
|Kyle Chipchura||Cam Fowler|
The Ducks management have done a pretty good job keeping this team under the cap, but in the post-Niedermayer era, that should be a much easier task to accomplish. The 30-player roster above and a buyout comes in at around $59.4 million, which is the salary cap ceiling and with a number of cuts still to be made, plus some likely injury discounts to take into account, the Ducks should be sitting pretty in this department.