Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Randy Carlyle losing patience with Brendan Morrison

From the OC Register:

While declining to specify a timeframe, Coach Randy Carlyle made it clear Tuesday that the Ducks won’t wait forever for marquee off-season, free-agent acquisition Brendan Morrison to get going offensively.

“We said we would show some patience, but obviously you can’t show patience past a certain point,” Carlyle said. “He knows that, and we’ll work through it together.”

Morrison, who underwent April surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, enters Tuesday night’s game against the Kings at Staples Center with just one point, an assist, in 13 games. He is also a team-worst minus-7.

Poor Mo. I'd rather see him struggle with the Ducks than with us though!
He'll find his stride back again some day, but it may be with a different team or in a different league. The Ducks will only wait so long before they run out of patience and either demote him, trade him or maybe even give him away. And to think that Morrison once was an ironman in the League.

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At November 5, 2008 at 1:13 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

I dunno, I think this is largely lip service. Yes, the Ducks want more production from B-Mo, but no, I don't think they're serious about doing something about it. That the team has been winning really helps things here.

I think Anaheim's done taking players who's glory days were spent in Vancouver, though. Two busts in a row for Anaheim, plus that whole Crawford-and-Cloutier fiasco just up the freeway. :)

At November 5, 2008 at 1:33 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

No kidding. At least Naslund went far East. :)

What is your take on the Sundin possibility? If Burke was seriously inquiring then there's no doubt he ditch Morrison, right? I would think so.

At November 5, 2008 at 1:53 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

What is your take on the Sundin possibility?

Personally, I think it is hogwash. The Ducks have near-zero dollars to spend, and I'd rather they saved up some $$ to bring Bobby Ryan up to the big club.

Either Sundin is basically crazy and wants to play for league minimum in Anaheim, or his agent is just making some noise to get more teams interested. It's possible, I suppose, but I wouldn't put it anywhere near "likely".

At November 5, 2008 at 2:07 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

His agent making some noise seems to make the most logical sense. Imagine how much Burk would have to unload besides Morrison.
I really don't think Sundin is going to take any form of paycut.


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