By Sean Sarcu @seansarcu on October 11, 2014
The Anaheim Ducks enter the 2014-15 season looking to improve on a 2013-14 campaign that concluded in playoff disappointment for the second consecutive year. Here are 5 bold Ducks-related predictions for 2014-15.
Ryan Getzlaf's combination of size, power, vision and skill make him essentially impossible to defend. His career-high in points is 91, a number he should be able to pass this season if he stays healthy.
Even with a 116-point season last year, the Ducks only won the Pacific Division by 5 points. The combination of a slightly worse Pacific and a better Anaheim roster should be enough to give the Ducks a more comfortable margin this season.
Ryan Kesler scored 41 goals in 2010-11 but has been just a 25-goal and 50-point player since then. Joining a loaded Anaheim lineup should be enough to vault Kesler back up to his offensive excellence of years past.
Corey Perry put up 50 goals in 2010-11, but has "only" been a 0.5 goals per game producer since. With Getzlaf looking better than ever, Perry has a great chance to hit 55.
With perhaps as strong a roster as the organization has ever had and the Los Angeles Kings facing inevitable fatigue issues, 2014-15 is a wonderful opportunity for the Ducks to represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Final.
Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.
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