The Anaheim Ducks are on full blown retool mode as their 12-game losing streak carries on and is put to the test again Thursday night vs Minnesota. The Ducks have lost their last twelve games, they have not won since December 17th. Therefore today marks the Ducks 1-month anniversary without winning a game.
There losing streak all started with the New York Rangers in Anaheim. The Rangers won 3-1 and from that moment on it has been all down hill for the Ducks. They have scored 20 goals over the course of their losing streak (1.6 goals per game), have allowed 43 goals against (3.6 goals against per game). Two of the Ducks 12 loses have come in overtime, so at least they have picked up two points in the last 12 games.
It is obvious that things are not well in Anaheim right now, head coach Randy Carlyle is calling reporters jerks, they shipped out a veteran Andrew Cogliano who spent the last eight seasons with Anaheim, traded a young upcoming forward prospect Pontus Aberg as well as Luke Schenn and Joseph Blandisi but they were not big factors on the roster.
The Ducks have since trading these players received in return, Michael Del Zotto (Luke Schenn deal), Derek Grant (Blandisi deal), Justin Kloos (Aberg deal) and Derek Shore (Cogliano deal)
The Ducks next four games until the All-Star break are the Minnesota Wild, Devils, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues. Aberg who was sent to Minnesota gets to play his old team for the first time since the new trade.
I’m a big believer in shaking things up but I do not think this shake up/retool is going to benefit the Ducks a whole lot.