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07:10 AM ET 04.25 | As a veteran team, Anaheim may have some rest in its near future. The Ducks played no exhibition games because there were none after the NHL lockout ended. But their lineup for Thursday's contest against Vancouver could approximate one for the preseason. Since the Ducks are locked in for the second seed when the Western Conference playoffs begin next week, Coach Bruce Boudreau is going to rest center Saku Koivu and could sit winger Teemu Selanne for a second time in the past four games. There is also a chance captain Ryan Getzlaf also sits, as well as top defenseman Francois Beauchemin. Both have played in every game this season. ... The Ducks will also be without winger Bobby Ryan and defenseman Luca Sbisa.

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April 25, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Makes sense...

April 25, 2013  08:51 AM ET

This is one of those 'um, yeah' stories

April 25, 2013  09:07 AM ET

zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

April 25, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

You need the rest for the playoffs Spiny. :)

April 25, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You need the rest for the playoffs Spiny. :)

I hope...If the Rangers get in....could end up with The Caps....again....

April 25, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I hope...If the Rangers get in....could end up with The Caps....again....

I'm thinkin' Pittsburgh.

April 25, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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I'm thinkin' Pittsburgh.

depends...

April 25, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I hope...If the Rangers get in....could end up with The Caps....again....

Maybe. But, whoever we play has a good chance. We've been so hot over the last month I just hope that the air doesn't go out of the tires (skates?) when the second season starts. Looks like the Wings are gonna get in at the last and will face the Blackhawks. I wouldn't be surprised if the Wings pulled it off. Goofy things happen in the playoffs. And I say that as a particularly goofy observer. :-)

April 25, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

depends...

I think the Devils are the oldest team this year.

April 25, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I'm thinkin' Pittsburgh.

Quoting Ovie "$****$burgh"

April 25, 2013  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I think the Devils are the oldest team this year.

never say depends to an olde person

April 25, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

never say depends to an olde person

or "Bingo"s cancelled tonight"

April 25, 2013  12:19 PM ET
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or "Bingo"s cancelled tonight"

or at least delayed for a while

April 25, 2013  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

or "Bingo"s cancelled tonight"

or "no senior discount"

April 25, 2013  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

or "Bingo"s cancelled tonight"

&#@&, really? And I felt lucky for once.

April 25, 2013  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

&#@&, really? And I felt lucky for once.

LOL - deepest apologies , if it makes you feel better its half price Robaxacet day down at the drug store ;-)

April 25, 2013  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This is one of those 'um, yeah' stories

And, I bet we get two more versions of it before the day is out.

April 25, 2013  02:50 PM ET

Bruce wants his ducks in a row before the playoffs.

 
April 25, 2013  05:33 PM ET

Duck Duck Bruce

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