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What the Departures of Patrick Eaves and Ryan Kesler Bring to the Anaheim Ducks

Ryan Kesler and Patrick Eaves were the two unfortunate players that will miss the season, but how much do these absences affect the Anaheim Ducks, how bad really is this news? Taking a closer look at Kesler and Eaves, both of them have been fan-favorites at one time or another, so it would seem like the kind of news that wrecks a season before it even begins. But, considering their previous performances, the news of their absences might be a blessing for the Ducks.

Ryan Kesler’s Unfortunate Regression

Starting off with the Vancouver Canucks, Kesler was a gem of a defenseman, putting up over thirty points by his fourth season, and he was capable of playing eighty-two games by his second season.