By Michael Walters
The NHL free agent frenzy came and went this past Friday. Every team in the league was active that day except for the Anaheim Ducks. Several big contracts were signed by players like Milan Lucic, Andrew Ladd, Kyle Okposo, and Loui Eriksson. Forwards David Perron, Jamie McGinn, and Chris Stewart all left Anaheim and signed with other teams.
Eddy Jones and I highlight some of the transactions from Friday and look at why the Ducks were so quiet. We discuss the potential moves Anaheim can make through free agency and/or via trade to replenish the forward depth currently lacking on the Ducks roster. We look at free agent forwards and goalies who are still available that the Ducks should target. Additionally, we talk about some teams who could be good trading partners for Anaheim. Lastly, we discuss the option of bringing up players from San Diego to start next season.
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Ducks Sign Nate Guenin
Yesterday the Anaheim Ducks signed defenseman Nate Guenin to a one-year two-way contract worth $600,000 NHL / $250,000 AHL. He played with Anaheim during the 2011-12 season scoring two goals with a +/- of +6 rating in 15 games. The following season he played 66 game with the Norfolk Admirals recording 24 total points(4G + 20A) with a +/- of +6. He signed with the Colorado Avalanche as free agent in July of 2013 and has played there for the past three seasons. He will add depth to the San Diego Gulls blue line next season especially if Shea Theodore or Brandon Montour spend significant time in Anaheim.
Today is also Teemu Selanne‘s birthday!
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