Reports Claim the Anaheim Ducks are Causing Grief for Their Young Stars
BY ARRON MURPHY SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 (8:00 PM)
The Ducks Risk Conflict with Emerging Stars in RFA Negotiations
Concerns are surfacing about the Anaheim Ducks potentially souring relations with their promising young talents, Trevor Zegras and Jamie Drysdale, both of whom are currently restricted free agents.
Elliotte Friedman recently discussed on the 32 Thoughts Podcast the likelihood of the Ducks unsettling Zegras and Drysdale, as reports suggest the team may be seeking to reduce their annual salaries, potentially via long-term contracts. At a time when the organization is deep in the throes of a long-term rebuild and facing internal turmoil, it's critical to prioritize the well-being of these two young players who are vital to the growth of their team.
Zegras and Drysdale: The Cornerstones of Anaheim's Future
Trevor Zegras has swiftly risen as the face of the Ducks franchise, a position he's most definitely earned. Despite playing on a team that grapples with scoring, this young star has displayed remarkable offensive skills early in his career.
Jamie Drysdale is definitely no slouch either. In his 113 NHL appearances, he's demonstrated the ability to thrive in the league, all at the age of 21. Anaheim's management must seek innovative ways to maintain the happiness of those two, even if it means considering bridge contracts, to sustain the momentum of their ongoing rebuild.
Zegras, Drysdale, management and fans alike are all eager to close this chapter and get these deals done, it's just a matter of time
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