Ducks: Defence and destiny
A star-studded blue-line corps and the play of goalie
Jean-Sebastien Giguere allow Anaheim to make the most of its offence.Ducks defenceman Francois Beauchemin (23) and Scott Niedermayer close in on Senators centre Mike Fisher
as he tries to attack the Anaheim net during overtime of a regular-season game on Jan. 19, 2006, when the Ducks
and Senators last faced each other. Beauchemin and Niedermayer have been joined on the Anaheim blue-line by Chris
Pronger, giving the Ducks a trio of defensive leaders.
We know, of course, about Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer, the 2002 Canadian Olympic gold medallists who have both won the Norris Trophy as National Hockey League defenceman of the year.
We are well aware of Teemu Selanne, the never-say-quit, 36-year-old Finn who is still filling the net two years after reconstructive surgery on his right knee and 15 years after breaking into the league with a 76-goal rookie season with the Winnipeg Jets.
We can recall the impressive Conn Smythe Trophy run of goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere back in 2003, when the possibility of an earlier Anaheim-Ottawa final was dashed by the Senators' Game 7 loss to the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference final.
Still, exactly who are these guys?Article: Defence and destiny