Anaheim must prove itself once again

The Mighty Ducks still have to prove they belong among the elite teams in the Western Conference.

Updated: October 1, 2003, 1:41 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Here's a quick look at some notable news from around the preseason in the NHL:

Anaheim Mighty Ducks -- Anaheim head coach Mike Babcock has a reloaded Western Conference champion, but he's a little concerned about complacency when the season starts next week.

"I understand as a team that we feel better about ourselves than we did at the start of last season," Babcock told the Los Angeles Times. "That was earned. You have to earn it again."