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Five teams desperate for fast start

Updated: January 9, 2013, 1:04 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

No team says, OK, let's just stagger around for 20 games and get it going after that, especially when likely facing a 48- or 50-game slate. But here are five teams for which a quick start is imperative for a number of reasons:

Anaheim DucksCoach Bruce Boudreau proved to be a shot in the arm for the listless Ducks after Randy Carlyle was dispatched 24 games into the 2011-12 season. But after a spirited charge that saw the Ducks go from 20 points out of eighth place to within four points ...

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