A possession problem for Ducks

Anaheim's inability to control the puck has fueled its franchise-worst start

Updated: January 10, 2012, 2:47 PM ET
By Rob Vollman | Hockey Prospectus
Corey PerryJerome Miron/US PresswireEven with talented stars like Corey Perry, the Ducks have struggled to control the puck.

The Anaheim Ducks are off to their worst start in franchise history, and while the early struggles of some teams can be explained by having some bad puck luck, the disappointments in Anaheim are endemic and should be coming as absolutely no surprise. Will new coach Bruce Boudreau help? Probably not. In fact, the Ducks might finish as the league's worst team this season. However, the Ducks are onto something else that might help turn the franchise around.