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Anaheim Ducks Top 4 Prospects 2017

Anaheim Ducks Top 4 Prospects 2017

July 12th, 2017 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...
Ducks' Rasmussen Signing a Roadblock to Youngsters?

Ducks' Rasmussen Signing a Roadblock to Youngsters?

July 10th, 2017 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. https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks/status/883392327066173441 Rasmussen, formerly of the Chicago Blackhawks, represents a serviceable depth...

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Ducks Past & Present: Selanne, Kariya, Eaves, Holzer & RFAs

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... June 27th, 2017

Anaheim Ducks Draft Review

The Anaheim Ducks did not have a first-round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, as that was the price they paid to acquire then-Dallas Stars winger Patrick Eaves, who the Ducks signed to a three-year extension on Friday. They did, however, land two promising players in the second round... June 26th, 2017

Cogliano Deserves the Masterton Trophy

Although the hype surrounding Wednesday, June 21 was centered around the Vegas expansion draft, the evening was also dedicated to the NHL Awards. Hockey fans eagerly awaited the announcements for popular awards such as the Hart Trophy, which goes to the league’s most valuable player, and the... June 22nd, 2017

Expansion Draft a Mixed Bag for Ducks

After not buying out defenseman Kevin Bieksa or even asking him to waive his no-movement clause (NMC), the Anaheim Ducks had put themselves in a suboptimal position prior to the expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights. As the Ducks submitted their list of protected players a few days before... June 22nd, 2017

5 Draft Possibilities for Ducks in Second Round

The Anaheim Ducks do not have a first-round draft pick in the upcoming 2017 NHL Entry Draft, having dealt it away to the Dallas Stars in exchange for winger Patrick Eaves. The Ducks do, however, have two picks in the second round. In that round, the Ducks hold the 50th and 60th overall picks,... June 19th, 2017

Ducks' Protection List Raises More Questions

I wrote a few days ago that the Anaheim Ducks would be, ahem...less than prudent to not buy out the remaining year of veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa's contract, given their predicament going into the expansion draft. Even though the over-35 rule means the Ducks would not get any salary cap... June 18th, 2017