Bravo and congrats to the Ducks for finally beating their game 7 demons. That should do wonders for this club going into the Conference Finals.
Nashville is probably playing better than anyone in the postseason, so this is going to be a tough matchup for a Ducks team who are going to be at a disadvantage if Eaves cant go.
The way I see this matchup, on paper, Im not overly confident. I think Nashville has more scoring depth than Anaheim, and with Eaves potentially out, it only make it worse. They have 2 of the best D men in the league in Subban and Josi, not to mention Ellis is playing like a Conn Smythe candidate and Ekholm is beasting out. Their blueline could spell problems for Anaheim.
Rinne is a magic man when it comes to playing the puck, so the Ducks are going to have to account for that in their game plan.
All of that said, Anaheim isnt DOA. Getzlaf is playing as good as, if not better than, anyone else right now. Perry is showing glimpses of his old self. Rakell is sniping. Ritchie got on the board and it playing very physical. And although Kelser hasnt been himself, that line is still extremely dangerous.
We are going to need some guy to step up big time. Vermette has to be better. Our young guys have to take it up another notch and knock off the silly rookie s* like Theodore trying to do too much and take the puck in front of his own net.