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2005 Anaheim Mighty Ducks Preview

Welcome to the 2005 Anaheim Mighty Ducks Preview page. The NHL Hockey Season is around the corner and what better way to remind the public how exciting the NHL can be with a 2005 season preview from Maddux Sports. Remember if you are betting on NHL hockey look no further, as we are one of the few sports handicapping services that offers NHL picks against the hockey betting line and can help you be a winner this NHL betting season.

2005 Anaheim Mighty Ducks Hockey Season Preview

The Mighty Ducks are hoping to be flying high once again. In the last NHL season they finished twelfth in the Western Conference, which isn't last but it may as well be.

The Ducks have a few things to be happy about. First, Segei Fedorov is back after leading the team in points by combining 31 goals and 34 assists for a total of 65. Joining Anaheim for the first time is All Star defenseman Scott Niedermayer. In 2003-04 with the New Jersey Devils he was tied for second amongst defensemen with 54 points. The Ducks had no one like Niedermayer--a wily defender who can play both ways--on their 2003-04 roster. A veteran and winner like the former Devil can help everyone on "D" play to a new level.

Jean-Sebastian Giguerre has been tending goal for Anaheim since the 2000-01 season. In his last NHL season he appeared in 55 games and earned a 2.62 GAA and a .914 save percentage. That was good enough to make him the nineteenth best net minder in the league. However his backup in net, Martin Gerber, finished nine notches above Giguerre with a GAA of 2.26 and a save percentage of .918. There was a restlessness in Duck country concerning Giguerre and his inconsistent play. Giguerre is coming back from a groin injury that cut short his playing time in the German League during the lockout. The scuttlebutt is that he has completely healed and ready to go.

From 1997 to 2002 Fedorov won three Stanley Cup Championships with the Detroit Red wings. Although he didn't bring that magic with him in 2003-04, his first year with Anaheim, the team certainly has a better chance this year with Scott Niedermayer, another three-time Cup winner, on defense and a revitalized and rested Jean-Sebastian Giguerre in goal.


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