Turning Back the Clock: 7 Former Players the Anaheim Ducks Miss

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Turning Back the Clock: 7 Former Players the Anaheim Ducks Miss
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The 2006-2007 season was without question the most memorable in the young history of the Anaheim Ducks. Beginning by setting an NHL open era record for number of games before losing in regulation (16, with a record of 12-0-4), the Ducks steamrolled through the regular season on their way to a franchise-record 110 points, and their first and only Pacific division title.

On June 6th 2007, with a stylish and commanding 6-2 defeat of the Ottawa Senators, Anaheim became the first California-based hockey team to win the Stanley Cup in NHL history.

Anaheim's campaign boasted one of the most well-coached and well put-together rosters in recent hockey memory. With Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer on the blue line, two solid scoring lines (which saw Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf on the second line) and what would become known as the "shutdown line" comprised of Rob Niedermayer, Samuel Pahlsson and Travis Moen, the Ducks were an absolute powerhouse of a team.

Now more than four years removed from that day, Anaheim fans look on at a skeleton of the team that they saw take the league by storm in 2007—a team that now sits only one point out of last place in the Western Conference.

This seemingly quick decline begs several questions, not the least of which is, which players do the Anaheim Ducks miss the most from their dominant Stanly Cup run and why are they no longer with the team?

The following is a list of seven of Anaheim's most missed players from the 2006-2007 season, based on their contribution during that year, as well as their continued success with other teams. These players have all left voids that have yet to be filled in the "refuse to admit we're rebuilding" Anaheim Ducks' lineup.

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