The Ducks will have no Stanley Cup hangover; G.M.
Brian Burke and coach Randy Carlyle will not allow it. . . . It will be
critical early on for center Patrick Marleau and Sharks coach Ron Wilson to get
on the same page in terms of what Marleau's role on the team is. . . . The
Stars play close games that force their goaltending to be nearly letter perfect
each time out. . . . Rookie defenseman Jack Johnson and free-agent forward
Michal Handzus will bring a better defensive presence to the Kings, who gave up
far too many goals last season.