- E.J. Hradek, Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
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Summer Skate -- Anaheim Ducks
Scott Niedermayer is gone, but Teemu Selanne is back. Other than that, not much happened in Anaheim this summer. The Ducks missed the playoffs for the first time in five seasons in 2009-10, so the coming season may be a rebuilding effort to some extent, and thankfully, the Chris Pronger trade bolstered their prospect ranks.
The Ducks missed the playoffs last season for the first time in five years. The 2010-11 season is viewed as a rebuilding year, but as E.J. Hradek and Puck Prospectus explain there are a few players arriving at their prime and could emerge as stars.