The Ducks finished the 48 game season 30-12-6, 2nd in the Western Conference, 3rd in the league. They were 6th in offense, and in the top 10 in defense as well. They had a successful offseason.
I believe they grabbed the better end of the Bobby Ryan deal, actually. In return, they acquired Jakob Silfverberg, who will become a good scorer in the NHL, and scored only one less goal than Bobby Ryan this season. The Ducks also acquired prospect Stefan Noesen, who will become a very good NHLer, and a 2014 first round pick. It looks like the Ducks have a bright future ahead of them.
In free agency, the Ducks signed Dustin Penner, a physical player at 6’4″, 245 lbs; he will bring some toughness to the team. The scoring between him and Silfverberg may be able to replace Ryan’s offensive ability.
Overall, I believe the Ducks will have another successful year and end up as one of the top 3 teams in their division. I believe they have a chance to become a consistent threat in the NHL, also.