The 2021 Trade Deadline was an exciting one for a lot of teams. Taylor Hall was dealt to the Boston Bruins, Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings got a killer package deal for Anthony Mantha, and the Columbus Blue Jackets shipped out Nick Foligno and David Savard. However, things were a little quieter for the Anaheim Ducks.
Despite rumors that Bob Murray was actively shopping several of his big-name players, including captain Ryan Getzlaf, it was a little bit of a letdown when Bargain Bob’s actions didn’t line up with the plan fans thought he had in place. In the end, other teams just weren’t willing to pay the ransom Murray was asking for guys like Rickard Rakell and Josh Manson.
However, Murray was still able to pull off a few moves that, in the end, improved his team slightly. Does this give us a better idea of what direction the team is headed? Absolutely not. In fact, for some of us, we have been left more puzzled than before.
Now that we’ve had time to process, it’s time for our staff to break down their thoughts on the Anaheim Ducks Trade Deadlines moves and the moves the Ducks didn’t make. We don’t necessarily see eye to eye on what was (or wasn’t) done, but that’s the beautiful thing about opinions. They can be different, but each opinion is still valid.