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Podcast: Where Does Anaheim Go From Here?
By Michael Walters
Ryan Getzlaf retired and the Ducks finished the season with three alternate captains. Will Anaheim pick a new captain for next season or will they go with several alternate captains instead? What will Getzlaf do next?
In addition to deciding on a new captain, the trade rumors have picked up again regarding John Gibson and a decision might need to be made about the goalie’s future. There are also several unrestricted and restricted free agents which General Manager Pat Verbeek will have to look at and determine who he wants to retain.
Verbeek does have options to work with since he created more cap space and picked up multiple draft picks from the trade deadline. The Ducks will draft 10th in the first round of the entry draft. There is also a chance that some of the players who were traded away could return to Anaheim next season.
The GM did make some moves recently with the San Diego Gulls. Verbeek relieved head coach Joel Bouchard and assistant coaches Max Talbot and Daniel Jacob of their duties. The Gulls were just eliminated from the playoffs in two games by the Ontario Reign.
Lastly Ducks assistant coach Geoff Ward left Anaheim for personal reasons. No word on the specific reason for his departure and no news on who could replace him.
So buckle your seats and hold on, this is going to be an interesting summer for the Anaheim Ducks organization.
Topics On This Show Include:
-Ducks Season Recap
-Who Could Be The Next Captain?
-John Gibson Trade Rumors
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May 12th, 2022