The Ducks have set off to fix at least some of those woes. Thursday, they agreed to a three-year deal with former Buffalo Sabres blueliner Toni Lydman. The deal was first reported by Bob McKenzie of TSN on Twitter.
McKenzie reports the deal is worth $9 million.
In short, he's a great veteran for Anaheim to add. No one can replace retired star Scott Niedermayer. Now, as they work in rookie Cam Fowler, they'll be able to lean on the likes of Lydman and James Wisniewski. They have Fowler and Lubomir Visnovsky to serve as their top offensive defensemen.
The Ducks might not be done, as they're still somewhat thin on defense. But Lydman is a nice get as general manager Bob Murray looks to get started on reshaping his roster.