July 20th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers, Top Stories 0 comments

It was December 2003, and the Edmonton Oilers and then GM Kevin Lowe were in the midst of a contract dispute with a rising young forward. An extension was looking unlikely and with the deadline for re-signing RFA's soon approaching the Oilers had to make a deal or have the player sit out a year. Lowe searched for a deal, found one but then made a...

July 18th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, News, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The conditional pick in the Jonathan Bernier trade turns out to be conditional on a big if. The Toronto Maple Leafs only receive a pick in the trade if Bernier reaches the Stanley Cup Final with Anaheim or another team, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. This trade shouldn't be viewed in a vacuum. It was a part of the Frederik Andersen...

July 11th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, Column, Commentary, Long Read 0 comments

Facing Off is a weekly column debating five of hockey’s hottest topics each and every Monday. From current events like trades and hat tricks, to bigger-picture stuff like scandals and expansion — you name it, we’re debating it. Albeit, not always with a serious tone. We’re keeping this column light, so keep that in mind when reading, and...

July 8th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, News, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded goaltender Jonathan Bernier to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Many, like the Globe & Mail's James Mirtle are reporting that the acquisition of Bernier by the Ducks was essentially a part of the Frederik Andersen trade from earlier in the summer. However,...

July 7th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks 0 comments

A little over two months ago, the Anaheim Ducks skated off Honda Center ice one final time, putting a bow on the 2015-16 season. The script was all too familiar: a Game 7 loss on home ice. Organizational change went from seeming like a distant black cloud to a veritable hailstorm in a matter of hours. General manager Bob Murray took to the...

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