Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks having similar internal issues

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 08: Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings during the opening face-off during the first period of a game played on October 8, 2018 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 08: Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings during the opening face-off during the first period of a game played on October 8, 2018 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Although he seems like an ankle injury has slowed Rickard Rakell, Ciara thinks an injury to another Ducks forward has thrown a wrench into the production of the young forward.

Bob Heyrman: Rakell is coming off of back to back 30 plus goal seasons.  It seems the 25-year old forward had arrived.  This season has been anything but easy for him.  He’s been limited to just 6 goals on the season.  He’s missed 13 games recently with an ankle injury.

What’s happened to Rackard Rackell? After three very successful seasons, he seems to be slumping at the age of 25, when a lot of players enter their prime. Does the ankle have him behind the eight-ball or could it be something else?

Ciara Durant:   Rickard Rakell has been the backbone of the Anaheim Ducks for the past few seasons. He’s young, and many consider him to be the future of the franchise. Yet, this season he seems to be a completely different player and not in a good way. I have a theory, and I know it’s probably far out.

However, when you think about it, it makes sense. Everyone has, for the past few years, drooled over the amazing chemistry that Ryan Getzlaf and Rick Rak have together. Yet, this season it doesn’t seem to be there as much as it has been in the past few seasons. Why? Well, there is one person missing from the roster that Rakell has spent the past few seasons as well. Corey Perry.

While I cannot deny the fact that Ryan Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell have chemistry, I have to look at the facts. If you look at the score sheets from last season, Corey Perry’s name was often right there beside Rakell’s, whether both had the assist, Perry had the assist, or Perry was the one scoring the goal himself.