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Boudreau tired of letting 'the big line do it'

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07:46 AM ET 12.11 | Coach Bruce Boudreau sees a top-heavy lineup, and, even at 21-7-5, seeks change. [That's why] even in the face of the astounding production by the Ducks' first line he harped on the scoring void elsewhere. "We were sort of in the rut of 'Let the big line do it,'" Boudreau said Tuesday after the Ducks practiced for Wednesday's home game against the Minnesota Wild. So even though Corey Perry already has 20 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has scored at least one point in 14 consecutive games he has played, and Dustin Penner ranked second in NHL plus/minus before Tuesday's games, help is needed. "It's a rarity for one line to dominate where you can win everything -- maybe Mario Lemieux's, [Wayne] Gretzky's line -- but when I look at recent Stanley Cups, it's three and four lines deep," Boudreau said.

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December 11, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Memo to Bruce:

You are in significant danger of over-coaching.

Sincerely,

all 3 of us in Ducks Nation

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December 11, 2013  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Memo to all coaches in every sport:You are in significant danger of over-coaching.Sincerely,all sports fans everywhere of every sport

fixed

December 11, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

fixed

True dat

December 11, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Better than no one doing it.

December 11, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Memo to Bruce:

You are in significant danger of over-coaching.

Sincerely,

all 3 of us in Ducks Nation

Huey, Dewey, and Louie?

December 11, 2013  09:40 AM ET

So we aren't going to be seeing a Duck Dynasty anytime soon. Eh?

December 11, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

So we aren't going to be seeing a Duck Dynasty anytime soon. Eh?

you got that right jack

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December 11, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Thanks for the midweek childhood nostalgia moment.

If anybody needs me, i'll be in the basement with a juice box watching Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin.

So a pretty normal Wednesday? :-)

December 11, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So a pretty normal Wednesday? :-)

hehehe

good one

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December 11, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

fixed

Watch out, you'll get Bruce mad and the expletives will start flying.

December 11, 2013  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Watch out, you'll get Bruce mad and the expletives will start flying.

a risk I'm willing to take from the Anaheim Weeble

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December 11, 2013  04:07 PM ET

If I were in Brucie's place, I'd be over the moon with what the Ducks are doing so far this year.

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