Where do the Anaheim Ducks go from here?

Sometimes a season goes exactly as you would expect it to. 

Which is to say, it’s not really a surprise nor a concern that the Anaheim Ducks have already been eliminated from the postseason.

Pat Verbeek took over in Anaheim before this season fully knowing it was a year to gain some experience for young players, potentially flip some assets, and re-set the deck as he looks to build long term in Orange County. 

Case in point, the John Klingberg signing. The Ducks and Klingberg both had a healthy understanding that his one-year contract was all about flipping him at the deadline. 

In the worst case scenario, and Klingberg’s play led to this, it was a diminished return and but Verbeek was essentially buying a draft pick with the signing either way.

The Ducks expected struggles came defensively and

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