Pat Verbeek’s Updates on the Anaheim Ducks

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Earlier today, Pat Verbeek went on The Beeker, a podcast recorded through Ducks Stream, and he had quite a bit to say about the state of the Ducks, their prospects, and much more! Here’s a breakdown of what was said.

The rebuild is officially over.

Verbeek was asked if the Ducks would continue to be sellers throughout next season, and that was quickly turned down. He mentioned that he doesn’t see them having anyone that they would sell and that he thinks it’s time for the Ducks to take that next step. He then went on to mention the importance of the younger players getting stronger and maturing into full-time NHL players.

Zellweger to stay with the Ducks.

Verbeek went on to talk about the recent recall of Olen Zellweger, and mentioned that he should play the remainder of the season up in the NHL. Zellweger was dominant in the AHL, he was awarded AHL All-Star, and then even in the NHL, he continued to thrive. In seven games in the NHL, he has two points and is a +3; in San Diego, he had 37 points in 44 games.

NCAA Prospect Updates

Pat Verbeek was asked about the prospects the team has in the NCAA and if the Ducks plan on signing them at the end of their seasons. He said that he does plan on signing both Sam Colangelo and Cutter Gauthier, but both players are teams who could make a run in the playoffs so that might still be awhile. As for defensive prospect Ian Moore, he plans on playing one more season in the NCAA, so next season, he should be signed.

Lastly, the Ducks offseason plans

According the General Manager, Pat Verbeek, the Ducks don’t plan on getting rid of any veterans at the draft or during the offseason, unless a offer is presented that simply can’t be passed up. As far as the Ducks biggest needs, Verbeek made it known that he really wants to target the bottom six during this upcoming offseason. The Ducks have struggled mightily getting points from the bottom two forwards lines and in order to get into the playoffs that has to change.

Episode 89: The Mighty Debrief Late Arrivals: An Anaheim Ducks Podcast

On this episode of LAP, the guys talk about the wonderful, one might even say MIGHTY, news coming out of Anaheim Thursday morning and share their thoughts on the long awaited rebrand coming to OC. The guys try to predict what the new uniforms may entail and share their excitement for things being how they should once more. Lastly, the guys give their Cup Final predictions and answer listener questions!Follow Late Arrivals Twitter: @latearrivalspodInstagram: @latearrivalspodFollow the hostsChris: @CJKChelConnor: @91_PlutyJake: @_JRobles71Louis: @Louiex37 Intro/ Outro done by Will Rice/ @pastorwillrice
  1. Episode 89: The Mighty Debrief
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  3. Episode 87: Coach Chaos
  4. Episode 86: It's All Your Fault
  5. Episode 85: One Last Howl

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  1. Why would Verbeek trade Henrique if the bottom 6 were the problem lines? I would have traded 3 draft picks for Perry and put him on the 3rd line with Henrique

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