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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
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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
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After finishing third in the league defensively, the Anaheim Ducks were sure to lose a talented defenseman to the Vegas Golden Knights via the expansion draft. However, thanks to general manager Bob Murray, who made a deal with Vegas to protect up-and-coming defenseman Josh Manson, the Ducks’ young defense, who were a large part of
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Despite only being around for 24 years, the Anaheim Ducks sure do like taking walks down memory lane. After he previously spent parts of six seasons with the team, the then-Mighty Ducks brought back Teemu Selanne for the 2005-06 season (and the eight that followed), four years after shipping him to the San Jose Sharks
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Originally published in Sept. 2013, a look back at some great trades for the Anaheim Ducks. In the first years of the Ducks’ existence, the team struggled to compete with a cast of players from the expansion draft.  While solid drafting and player development played a big part in the turnaround, the organization has benefitted greatly
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The sports world can be cruel and unfair. It’s a place where success over a large sample size is not celebrated to the degree it should be unless it is matched by a less impressive feat of fleeting success over a small sample size. The former is clearly more commendable, but all anyone really cares about
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While veterans Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Ryan Kesler are the primary faces of the Anaheim Ducks, the team also has some younger players who have taken on major roles. Rickard Rakell, age 24, led the club in goals in 2016-17 with 33. The 26-year-old Jakob Silfverberg added 23. Nick Ritchie is only 21 and
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On Friday, the Anaheim Ducks announced the signing of center Dennis Rasmussen, formerly of the Chicago Blackhawks, to a one-year contract worth $725,000. NEWS: We have signed center Dennis Rasmussen to a one-year contract! 📰: https://t.co/iM2m5DJ6LG pic.twitter.com/C37O9fNa25 — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) July 7, 2017 Rasmussen, formerly of the Chicago Blackhawks, represents a serviceable depth addition
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The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenseman Cam Fowler to an eight-year contract extension worth $6.5 million per year, as initially reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and later confirmed by TSN’s Darren Dreger and the Ducks’ official team Twitter account. Cam Fowler’s extension in ANA — coming into effect next season — expected to be 8
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There looks to be a new tandem between the pipes in Anaheim as the Ducks have signed former Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller to a two-year, $4 million contract, according to Bob McKenzie. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman first discussed the possibility of this move in his June 27 edition of 30 Thoughts, saying: “There is a lot of
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On the eve of the NHL’s annual free-agent frenzy, the Anaheim Ducks find themselves in a good position. They have a strong roster with few holes, as they were able to keep Josh Manson and Sami Vatanen through the expansion draft process despite losing promising young defenseman Shea Theodore. They also shed some salary via
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Hockey players are known as the toughest athletes of the four major sports. They play through serious injuries. They take huge hits without missing a shift. They slam each other into the boards all game long. But sometimes, their insane desire to play through even the worst injuries negatively impacts their health. It’s not surprising
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Amidst the dust still settling from the expansion draft and the NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks have had several other noteworthy events transpire just recently. Let’s catch up on all of them. Selanne & Kariya to Hockey Hall of Fame Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were the faces of the Anaheim franchise in the