Anaheim Ducks

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The Anaheim Ducks, having won five consecutive Pacific Division titles before this season, have been a top contender for awhile. This season’s somewhat slow start was logically attributable to a slew of injuries that befell stars and other key players like Ryan Kesler, Hampus Lindholm, the since-traded Sami Vatanen, Cam Fowler, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry,
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. Coming back home was so nice. Until it wasn’t. Returning from a brutal stretch in eastern Canada temporarily put the Anaheim Ducks back on the winning track, but it all came crashing down in a disheartening defeat Sunday
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It was all looking so good for the Anaheim Ducks. Winners of three straight and five of their past six, with the most recent victory being one in Beantown that ended the Bruins’ remarkable 18-game point streak, a couple of games against the bottom-feeding Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens seemed like easy pickins’. But of
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The Anaheim Ducks have signed winger Andrew Cogliano to a three-year contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $3.25 million. The Ducks’ official Twitter account announced the signing, with the full terms later being provided by Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic and TSN. AAV of $3.25 million per year; would have been UFA
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While the Anaheim Ducks are finally at basically full health, the odyssey along the way in the first half of the season has been, in a word, exhausting. Numerous injuries and non-coincidental up-and-down play has summarized the 2017-18 Ducks to this point. So perhaps it’s a good thing that Anaheim’s scheduled bye week comes now. The
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. In the midst of a six-game road trip, the Anaheim Ducks were in danger of letting their season slip dangerously far from their grasp. A promising 3-1 win in St. Louis was followed by blown two-goal leads in
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. Another week, and another injury to a big-name player on the Anaheim Ducks. This time, veteran star and leading point scorer Corey Perry was the one to fall victim to Anaheim’s injury epidemic that long ago passed the
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Any article about the 2017-18 Anaheim Ducks is going to have some mention of the plethora of injuries that have plagued the team. Just when Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg returned to the lineup and Ryan Kesler showed signs of progress, the injury bug struck again. Veteran stalwart and leading point producer Corey Perry suffered
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. After their first-ever game in Las Vegas, the Anaheim Ducks returned home from their five-game road trip. While their three games last week were bookended by shootout and overtime losses, a solid 3-0 victory over the slumping Ottawa
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. It was a busy, news-heavy week for the Anaheim Ducks, and not just because the club played four road games in six nights. The Ducks also executed a major trade, acquiring centers Adam Henrique and Joseph Blandisi from
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. Forgive the Anaheim Ducks if they are feeling less thankful than some other NHL teams following the Thanksgiving holiday. Yes, they should be thankful to be hovering around .500 considering the comical number of injuries they’ve suffered this
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. The past week was very on-brand for this particular season of Anaheim Ducks hockey. They played decently well for stretches but not well enough to string several wins together. Then, of course, the incessant injury bug struck again.
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When Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf took a puck to his face shortly after the opening faceoff against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Oct. 29, there were a number of possible scenarios in play regarding severity. Unfortunately—but consistent with the story of this young season for the Ducks—the prognosis that has come out
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These days, it’s pretty much impossible to write about the Anaheim Ducks and avoid mentioning the wave of injuries that has plagued them in the early part of this season. With numerous key players missing time or having missed some time earlier in the year, the Ducks have had to rely on their healthy players
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This post was originally published in May, 2012. The title “middle man” is rarely, if ever, viewed as a desirable one. Fancier monikers utilized might be “broker” or “intermediary”, but really, that’s simply sugar-coating the fact that the “middle man” is a go-between. Generally, it conjures up images of being slightly talented enough to ascend
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This early in the season, it’s probably fair to say that the jury is still out on every team in the NHL, as sample sizes are too small to draw any meaningful conclusions. Nevertheless, this notion perhaps does not apply more strongly to any team than it does to the Anaheim Ducks. Heading into Sunday
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With five consecutive Pacific Division titles under their belt but no Stanley Cup Final victories or even appearances during that span, it’s now, perhaps more than ever, all about the final prize for the Anaheim Ducks. Last season, which was the first in head coach Randy Carlyle’s second stint with the club, the Ducks made
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This article was originally published in November, 2009. Everyone has a sports record locked in their mind that will live with them forever. Somebody asks a question regarding it; you automatically yell out the player, year, stats and what they accomplished that was so incredible. For myself, it’s Teemu Selanne’s rookie campaign with the Winnipeg
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The Anaheim Ducks’ training camp got off to an inauspicious start with the news that center Ryan Kesler is slowly recovering from offseason hip surgery and out indefinitely. We’ve explored what that might mean for who plays center and/or who draws into the lineup. The other glaring issue, though, isn’t just replacing Kesler’s body, but
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The Anaheim Ducks figure to be one of the top contenders in the Western Conference. Now, though, a wrench has been thrown into their early-season plans. Center Ryan Kesler is recovering from offseason hip surgery and could be out of the lineup until around Christmas, which means he would miss nearly the first three months
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With the month of September underway, the dog days of summer are just about over. Training camp and preseason games are a mere couple of weeks away. For Anaheim Ducks fans, the ongoing heat wave in southern California might be suggesting otherwise, but hockey is right around the corner. Now that the end of the
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With the month of September underway, the dog days of summer are just about over. Training camp and preseason games are a mere couple of weeks away. For Anaheim Ducks fans, the ongoing heat wave in southern California might be suggesting otherwise, but hockey is right around the corner. Now that the end of the
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Coming off a season where a berth in the Stanley Cup
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Coming off a season where a berth in the Stanley Cup
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Despite ultimately coming up short in the postseason in recent years, the Anaheim Ducks have established themselves as a consistent Stanley Cup contender. They will look to keep that trend going and get over the hump in the upcoming 2017-18 season. Led by their long-time duo of Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry to go along
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If you’re looking for a team that accepts bandwagon fans with open arms, look no further than the Anaheim Ducks. Although blessed with recent postseason (and regular season) success, the Ducks are still a very small hockey market with a fan base that struggles to fill the stadium. Against more popular NHL teams, Ducks fans
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If you’re looking for a team that accepts bandwagon fans with open arms, look no further than the Anaheim Ducks. Although blessed with recent postseason (and regular season) success, the Ducks are still a very small hockey market with a fan base that struggles to fill the stadium. Against more popular NHL teams, Ducks fans
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The Anaheim Ducks have been a perennial contender over the past few years but have ultimately fallen short in the Stanley Cup playoffs. With a solid core in place that features a mixture of productive veterans and rising youngsters, the Ducks are not in need of major changes. They are just looking for that one
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Anaheim Ducks greats Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame back in June in what was an appropriate recognition of everything each player achieved in his career. I recently highlighted the top five moments Selanne had with the Ducks. Now, let’s take a look back at Kariya’s career. The
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Anaheim Ducks greats Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame back in June in what was an appropriate recognition of everything each player achieved in his career. I recently highlighted the top five moments Selanne had with the Ducks. Now, let’s take a look back at Kariya’s career. The
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In June, Anaheim Ducks legends Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The two formed a scintillating duo of offensive talent with the (Mighty) Ducks in the mid-late 1990s, helping grow interest in Anaheim’s new team. As both are now Hall-of-Famers, their careers are inevitably littered with a plethora