The Anaheim Ducks Have Plenty to be Thankful For This Season

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Nov 18, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey (39) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

There are many more things that the Ducks can be thankful for, but things aren’t all great for the team either. For example, they play in one of the harder divisions in the NHL, with the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks having strong seasons and giving the Ducks even more competition with the Kings and San Jose Sharks. The team was hit with the mumps virus, which sidelined Perry and Beauchemin for five games apiece. However, there are positives in each: the Ducks are a young team that is being battle-tested through adversity, both with tough opponents and injuries. Players are stepping up and giving the team a lot of depth as well. Not everything this season has been perfect for the Ducks, but there are many things that they should appreciate through the first seven weeks of the season. They are well-equipped to make a deep run in the postseason, as long as they keep improving.