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08:20 AM ET 10.07 | Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are two of the best hockey players in the world, skilled and big and often sharing the ice, which naturally finds them under the microscope. With his team about to open the 2011-12 season Friday here against Buffalo, [Bob Murray] was blunt in his assessment of the Ducks' chances. They begin and end with Getzlaf and Perry. "They are still learning," Murray said. "They are still young. It's a maturation process for them. But they have to understand that this team will follow the example they lead with. ... Getzlaf, Perry and Bobby Ryan make up the Ducks' top line, and Coach Randy Carlyle admitted, "The fortunes of our hockey club sometimes ride on them too much, and it's too much pressure."

The Orange County Register

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October 7, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Do Ducks Like Pucks, Bros?

October 7, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Now all they need is Emilio Estavez to coach them and to sign that girl that gets all of the goals.

October 7, 2011  08:45 AM ET

don't put all your eggs in one basket

October 7, 2011  08:47 AM ET

The expectations for hockey teams in Southern California don't match the ones you see in other NHL cities. Perry and Getzlaf just need to give the ol' 110% on the ice then enjoy themselves off of it.

October 7, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Perry and Getzlaf are my favourite forwards in the NHL.

When Burke knew he was leaving the Ducks, he should have done some stupid trade. Like Perry and Getzlaf for Sundin or Kaberle or something.

He should have brought them over with him. I know he tried to bring Ryan over, but that didn't work.

October 7, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Getzlaf and Hiller I think are the keys to the Ducks. If they stay healthy, then they have a really good team.

October 7, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Do Ducks Like Pucks, Bros?

Ever said anything worth reading Bro?

Not yet Bro.

October 7, 2011  09:45 AM ET

I wish they still had Penner (at a reasonable price) too!

October 7, 2011  10:47 AM ET

Pressure is trying to come up with another "Silver" skit!!!

October 7, 2011  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Now all they need is Emilio Estavez to coach them and to sign that girl that gets all of the goals.

On this team? You can count she'll get scored on .... a lot!

October 7, 2011  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Now all they need is Emilio Estavez to coach them and to sign that girl that gets all of the goals.

His brother is looking for her sister that plays net...so he can score.

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October 7, 2011  01:21 PM ET

this ducks players should play relax and without any type of pressure, if too much pressure where its the fun part??

 
October 9, 2011  08:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Best line in the NHL.

I was just about to say this, Perry-Ryan-Getzlaf is the best line in hockey

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