October 7th, 2015 In Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks 0 comments

The preseason is over, training camps are complete and 30 NHL rosters are set. This all points to one thing, the 2015-16 NHL season is close, very close. Last season's short comings are a thing of the past. At the same time, last season's successes, even a Stanley Cup victory, are also in the past. The 2014-15 season is no longer the focus....

September 28th, 2015 In Anaheim Ducks, Ducks Transactions, News 0 comments

The Anaheim Ducks have released Vitaly Vishnevski and Sheldon Brookbank from their professional tryouts, the team announced on Monday. The Ducks, like a few teams out there, were hoping to bring in some veterans on tryout deals to solidify the team's defensive depth. It seems that neither provided the solution that the Ducks were looking for....

September 21st, 2015 In Anaheim Ducks, Ducks Goaltending, Ducks Transactions, News 0 comments

The Anaheim Ducks have signed 22-year-old goaltender John Gibson to a three-year contract extension, the team announced on Monday. The deal carries a $2.3 million AAV with the annual salary increasing from $1.5 million to $2.1 million and then $3.3 million in the final year, according to the Orange County Register's Eric Stephens. Gibson is...

September 15th, 2015 In Anaheim Ducks, Ducks Transactions, News 0 comments

The Anaheim Ducks have invited defensemen Sheldon Brookbank and Vitaly Vishnevski to training camp on professional tryouts (PTOs), the team announced on Monday. The 34-year-old Brookbank has eight NHL seasons under his belt, including a two year stint with the Chicago Blackhawks that included a Stanley Cup Championship in 2013. He also spent...

September 7th, 2015 In Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Canucks History, Ducks History, Flames History, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

When the Edmonton Oilers selected Connor McDavid first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, he became the 53rd player picked at the top of the draft. The first was Gary Monahan, back in 1963, selected by the Montreal Canadiens. Monahan isn't very famous, but he did play 768 NHL games for the Habs, Leafs, Kings and Canucks.  You can't blame the...

September 1st, 2015 In Anaheim Ducks 0 comments

Scott Niedermayer was the first Anaheim Duck to lift the Stanley Cup in 2007, and he was the backbone of the strongest defense in the league that featured Chris Pronger. Since his departure from playing professional hockey, the Ducks have been searching for answers to their defensive woes. It has been the itch that the front office hasn't been...

August 29th, 2015 In Anaheim Ducks, Ducks Transactions 0 comments

Back in November the Ducks made a trade to get rid of giant Bryan Allen and bring in winger Rene Bourque from the Montreal Canadiens. This is an interesting trade to point out because this is when Bob Murray started to change who the Ducks were as a team. Bryan Allen had recently turned 35 years old and the Ducks were looking towards their youth...

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