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Friedman: “Potential Of A Big Move” From Ducks

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Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Friday morning.

As part of a larger conversation on the Anaheim Ducks:

“I still think there’s the potential of a big move coming out there. We’ve talked about it. They’ve got a lot of D. They’ve got a lot of D. A lot of good D. A lot of good young D.

They sent Theodore down…

“That was for conditioning. Just play this weekend while we’ve got no games. We’ll see if he’s coming back up after. And they have another kid down there – and we’ve talked about Brandon Montour before – they have another kid down there pretty close to play and he’s more of an offensive kind of player, but they’ll be patient with him.

“Theodore, we’ll see if he comes back up when play resumes or not. But Bob’s got a lot of guys there. He’s got two guys he’s got to sign in Vatanen and Lindholm. I think a lot of people are really curious to see who’s the guy who gets traded out of there.

“He wants young forwards. I know there was a rumor he might do one for Loui Eriksson. I would be really surprised if that was the deal that Bob chose. To me, he’s looking for a young guy who he can control. So I would be surprised if Loui Eriksson was the target, as opposed to somebody else who’s a bit younger and has a lot longer until free agency.”

On how his goalie decisions might give him another carrot with which to play:

“Yeah, and I would be surprised if that decision was not to trade for Freddie Andersen. They’ve got John Gibson signed to a three-year deal at really good cap money for Anaheim, which is a budget team. So if it wasn’t Andersen that was traded, I would be shocked. Besides, Gibson’s the guy they’re riding now. So I see Andersen as being the guy that goes.

“But I agree with you, 100 percent.”

Source: Sportsnet 960/ Transcript: Nichols

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