Ryan Getzlaf and Canada Continue Success at World Championships

Ken ArmerSenior Writer IMay 6, 2008

The Anaheim Ducks off-season looks a lot like their real life waterfowl counterpart. On the outside they are cool, calm, collected, and there's not much going on. But underneath the surface, they are paddling and working away to get to where they need to go. For the Ducks all this work will be kept silent until contracts and retirements are worked out. The only news for Ducks players now, are the happenings in the frozen north regarding the World Championships.

Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Kunitz both are representing the Ducks at the World Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For most hockey teams, having Rick Nash, Dany Heatley, and Ryan Getzlaf on their roster would be amazing, but for Canada this trio is a line! Against Latvia the line accounted for three goals and eight total points. Heatley led the charge with a goal and three assists, while Nash had two goals, and Getzlaf two helpers. I know of a lot of NHL coaches and General Managers who wish they could have these guys as line mates. Some are going as far as saying these guys comprise the greatest forward unit ever to play for Canada at the World Championships.

"Our chemistry is good," Nash said, "and each game it will get better. We're still learning and getting comfortable with each other."

The Canadian National team will face the American team today and the winner of the game is expected to finish atop Group B.


** Information for this article came from the International Ice Hockey Federation's website, image is from the Anaheim Ducks website.