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Anaheim Ducks Trade Rumors…Or Are They??

Anaheim DucksWell, the Pens have won the Cup!! Believe me; I was yelling loudly last night! So happy! Before the game even started, the Anaheim Ducks had a major rumor going. This rumor involved Chris Pronger being traded to the Kings. For the record, as of right now, 9:13p PST June 13, both sides have denied the rumor. Flat out have said it’s false. OK. I think it would be hard to see Prongs in a Kings jersey; I also wouldn’t want him to play against us as well.

Which brings me to the next issue, which does involve Pronger: Is Scott Niedermayer (aka Brett Favre) coming back to the Ducks? We are expecting to hear an announcement from the Ducks organization tomorrow, but we all know how that goes. I would love, love, love to have Scotty back. There is no way Murray would consider a Pronger trade if Scotty isn’t coming back. Losing both veteran Dmen would be ludicrous.

Another issue: Francois Allaire has moved onto the Toronto Maple Leafs to be closer to home. You know, I wish him the best; sad to see him go. However, both of the Ducks goalies (JS Giguere and Jonas Hiller) are Allaire boys. Now, that makes me (and lots of other fans) very nervous, indeed. I like the fact we have two strong goalies; they are a great team. Yes, Jiggy had a bad season. Yes, Hiller almost single-handedly took the Ducks into the playoffs and snuffed out the Sharks (sorry, sharksfan!). He was amazing, but that’s another blog. But I am looking forward to seeing the fight for #1 during training camp. The crux of the matter: Jiggy has 6mil and 7mil left on him AND an NTC. He wants to be #1. Hiller has this next season left and is only 1.3mil. He wants to be #1 and frankly, he’s earned it. So, do you have your historical goalie ride the pine for that kind of money and be very unhappy? Or do you have your young whippersnapper sit it out and hope the historical goalie returns to form? Trade Hiller? Ask Jiggy to waive the NTC? Would another team see Jiggy as a liability due to last season numbers and his huge contract? Add in the fact that Allaire is in Toronto and Hiller has stated numerous times he came to Anaheim because of Allaire and you have an interesting (although scary) goalie controversy brewing.

Are we losing Francois Beauchemin? He came back at the end of the season and I was there to see it. We all welcomed him back long and loud and he didn’t disappoint. However, he has made comments about wanting to try free agency, so the Ducks may have lost him.

The Ducks just signed Mike Brown to an extension ~ yeah, baby! He has brought a lot to the team and a sigh of relief was heard throughout Duck-land…

In reality, it seems we Ducks fans will have to wait until Scotty makes his decision. The biggest rumor at the moment is the Pronger one and everything else seems to be on the backburner until Niedermayer lets the organization know one way or another.

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7 comments for “Anaheim Ducks Trade Rumors…Or Are They??”

  1. Interesting. I thought that Pronger might be moved this offseason, but I am curious to see what will come out of that. I would imagine the Ducks will move a defenseman considering the Ryan Whitney trade with the Pens.

    Keep us updated!

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | June 15, 2009, 11:32 am
  2. Pronger got traded to the Flyers

    Posted by FC Sharks FanNo Gravatar | June 26, 2009, 4:14 pm
  3. Yeah - traded for Lupul….who was traded for Pronger…..

    Posted by DuxRoxNo Gravatar | June 26, 2009, 5:41 pm
  4. The Ducks get Lupul, Sbisa, and two first round draft picks and a conditional third. Good job. Clears cap space to sign additional players (Heatly?) And Neidermayer is coming back. I love to boo Pronger, but I would have like to see him in SJ, especially if Blake does not come back.

    That Lupul/Pronger connection is strange.

    Posted by FC Sharks FanNo Gravatar | June 26, 2009, 7:47 pm
  5. weeeeelllllll, some of us Ducks fans are *kinda* hoping to get Prongs back (cheaper!) after this season. I will hate it when the Ducks play the Flyers. It will be odd to see Pronger in a Flyers sweater.

    Yes, it opens cap space, which is a good thing if Giguere is not going anywhere. (There’s another blog just with the goalie situation alone!) Now with Scotty staying another year…. We also need to lock up Wisniewski.

    Posted by DuxRoxNo Gravatar | June 26, 2009, 7:55 pm
  6. Good move for the Ducks IMO.

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | June 26, 2009, 8:06 pm
  7. I actually agree at this point, pittpen

    Posted by DuxRoxNo Gravatar | June 27, 2009, 12:23 pm

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