Miller: Ducks are skating hard, but don’t seem to be getting anywhere


ANAHEIM – Yes, as per NHL guidelines, they’re playing their games with a puck.

But it could just as easily be a coin for the Ducks, a team still trying to make heads or tails of a season that continues to insist on flipping between the two.

Since opening the season 0-3-1, the Ducks haven’t had a winning or losing streak in excess of three games. They’ve alternated wins and losses over each of their past eight.

Officially, that’s one step forward followed by one step back, which is a very difficult way to make discernible progress.

If they keep skating in place like this, the Ducks might eventually scrape down the ice and fall straight through.

“If we knew exactly what the problem was, I’m sure we would have fixed it a long time ago,” forward Rickard Rakell said. “We want to win as many games as we can. But I think this keeps us honest throughout the…



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