Anaheim Ducks: 3 Bold Predictions for the 2022-23 Season

The Anaheim Ducks went 31-37-14 last season, good for second last in the Pacific Division. The team is under new management and general manager Pat Verbeek is looking to re-tool on the fly and insert some young talent to get his team back to the promised land. The Ducks will be an entertaining team to watch this season, it's time to make three bold predictions:

Trevor Zegras Becomes Point-A-Game Player

The 'Chel 22 co-cover athlete, Trevor Zegras has become the face of the young talent across the NHL. In his first full season, the former first-rounder put up 61 points in 75 games. With Ryan Getzlaf gone, it's Zegras' team now and look for the Ducks to give him a much larger leash this season. Expect to see Zegras record 82 plus points in 2022-23.

Mason McTavish Finishes a Finalist for the Calder Trophy

One of the best prospects in the entire NHL, 19-year-old Mason McTavish has been busy dominating at the World Junior Championships and appears poised for a huge rookie season with the Ducks. He managed to appear in nine games in 2021-22, recording three points. 
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McTavish has the strength and speed to contribute in the league immediately, look for him to hover around the 45-50 point mark and be a Calder trophy finalist. 

Ducks Finish Above .500

If John Gibson can get back to his old form and the Ducks young core continues to develop, the Ducks can win more than they lose. Adding Ryan Strome and John Klingberg certainly helps, and with Zegras and McTavish to help carry the load, expect to see some excitement out of Anaheim this season.

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