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Ducks missing Ryan Getzlaf's leadership

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10:26 AM ET 04.07 | Ryan Getzlaf is having an MVP-caliber season for the Ducks, his 13 goals and 30 assists the most tangible strengths of a captain whose leadership, toughness and wisdom have been treasured in this run to a 25-8-5 record. Getzlaf's value has increased from the moment he left Wednesday night's 5-2 victory over Dallas following his third-period goal, suffering right leg pain that also caused him to miss Friday's 3-1 loss to the Stars. Getzlaf didn't practice at Saturday's optional workout at Honda Center, Coach Bruce Boudreau repeating that his star is day to day with the defending Stanley Cup-champion Kings coming to Honda Center for a 6 p.m. game Sunday. "He's probably our best player, our captain," Ducks center Andrew Cogliano said after Friday's game. "His presence -- you can't find another guy, a big centerman who controls the game, and his power play is very noticeable. His play makes our whole team better. "But a lot of teams have injuries, top guys go down, and you have to find a way to get it done. Tonight, we didn't. If you want to use it as an excuse, you can. We can't."

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April 7, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Ducks missing Ryan Getzlaf's leadership

Perhaps they could turn to their bellicose scout?

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April 7, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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The only thing he's scouting in truth is the best prices for baby diapers to send back to Toronto..

Jennifer's pregnant?

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April 7, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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I thought for sure by now you would know the real reason Burkie got the axe...

Let's just say news journalism didn't excite him as much as sports journalism does, apparently. And neither do condoms.

I've heard that story...its from Twitter I think....and I've seen Hazel Mae. I don't think there's enough alcohol in To***to to get her to sleep with him.

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April 7, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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I've seen crazier things happen. Like the Leafs make the playoffs...

Well, when you put it that way......

(can you imagine the walk of shame she must have had?)

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April 7, 2013  03:02 PM ET
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Ducks missing Ryan Getzlaf's leadership Perhaps they could turn to their bellicose scout?

Can he skate?

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