The Ducks' defensive pairing of Lubomir Visnovsky
and Toni Lydman
was perhaps the most dynamic in the NHL last season.
Visnovsky led all defensemen in scoring and Lydman was among the plus-minus leaders.
But the pair has struggled this season and coach Randy Carlyle
has made Francois Beauchemin
and Cam Fowler
the top pair in regards to ice time.
Asked about Visnovsky's poor start, Carlyle said, "I think he's attacking the blue line way too much, taking too many chances. He's trying to do too much versus letting the game develop and come to him. We've shown him some video. We've been over some of the examples of that, and I think those things are costing him."