Ryan Getzlaf was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks 19th overall in the 2003 draft. Since then, he has proven his worth and made quite a name of himself. In 2010, the Ducks caved into the recent trend of giving the captaincy to a young, talented star. Ryan Getzlaf has since filled that role.
Last season, his first year of poor performance was highly scrutinized. Criticism flooded the Duck boards wanting the captaincy to go to another player and some even questioned his future with Anaheim. Iíll admit I was one of them, but I didnít suggest the latter of the two.
Getzlaf may not be like Zdeno Chara, but heís a beast. He brings size, grit, skill, and depth to any team. Getz is an individual a team would build there team around and Anaheim has stuck to their guns in doing so. But you canít help but wonder if he experiences another decrease in his performance that he might seek other options once this last year of his contract is up or, on the flipside, Anaheim might part ways with him or may try and low-ball him based on his recent numbers.