In First Year Of New Deal, Kesler Has Been The Ducks’ MVP

When Ryan Kesler inked his six-year, $41.25-million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks, the deal was roundly derided. Six more years for a 31-year-old pivot whose style of play dictated that has his best years were likely behind him? There was no way it would work out favorably for the Ducks, and certainly not when Anaheim should be focusing more on its future than its present with an aging star duo up front.