3. Who Will be the Anaheim Ducks Penalty Leader?
Brad Senecal: Josh Manson– Playing in a division with such skilled players like Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Johnny Gaudreau, and Elias Pettersson is a hassle for any defenseman. If the Anaheim Ducks wish to be successful this season it will be important for Manson to be healthy and be the shutdown guy we have seen in the past.
While taking the opportunity to go against the NHLs best, it will cost Manson at some points as it comes with the territory. Additionally, we know the son of the former NHL enforcer rarely hesitates to defend his teammates and drop his gloves. While he will still play responsibly, look for Manson to be the team’s lead in PIMs.
TJ Watson: Josh Manson. I think his bruising style of play will work against him. Particularly when the Ducks play Edmonton and Vegas.
Chris Bushell: Max Jones– I am only picking Jones because it honestly causes me physical pain to see Derek Grant and Nicolas Deslauriers on this team. Jones plays with an edge in all zones and that can lead to lots of penalty minutes. Could see Manson as well but going, Jones.
Ciara Durant: Nicolas Deslauriers– Despite all the love in our hearts for Nicolas Deslauriers, one thing is for certain, he is a glorified face puncher. With the Ducks fully embracing a rebuild, I have a feeling we’re going to see Des drop the gloves more often than not to get his team and the fans riled up and lift everyone’s spirits.