There’s not much in the NHL to be excited about in the Central Division.
The Ducks are tied for first in goals for and goals against with a whopping 15.
There are some good names, but a lack of depth at even-strength is a major concern.
If you’re not seeing the power play or goaltending, you might not be getting the full picture.
It’s the reason the Ducks are so low on the rankings at No. 13 in Goals Against Average and No. 24 in goals allowed.
That’s not great news, but the Ducks have a lot of questions to answer.
If the goaltending is good enough, it could be enough to put the Ducks on track to win the Pacific Division for the first time since 2013.
The biggest question is what kind of depth the Ducks will have on the backend of the blueline.
Will they be able to find a steady center to pair with Cam Fowler, who has not played well enough this season to warrant a roster spot?
The Ducks have been without a healthy Andrew Cogliano for the past two games and the team’s depth on the back end has been an issue all season.
If there is a way to get Fowler on the ice, the Ducks need to find it quickly.
It was only a matter of time before a center like Fowler would step up to the plate, and he has been one of the best at his position all season long.
If he does get into the lineup, it will be a good time for the Ducks to make a statement and find their footing.