Ducks' Offseason Primer: Goalie Edition

Ducks' Offseason Primer: Goalie Edition

July 9th, 2019 With summer in full swing, there's not a whole lot of news to report from Anaheim. That makes it's a good time to hit the reset button and dig into the organizational depth chart to give you a position-by-position breakdown on where things stand heading into the 2019-20 season. We'll start...
Ducks Playing the Waiting Game in Free Agency

Ducks Playing the Waiting Game in Free Agency

July 8th, 2019 For the Anaheim Ducks, the first couple days of free agency have gone by not with a bang, but a whimper. The only moves the Ducks have made can be described as moderate organizational depth signings, at best. https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks/status/1146183717771022336 Thankfully (or...

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June 20th, 2019
NHL Entry Draft

In my last article, I highlighted why the Anaheim Ducksneed to draft a center with their No. 9 overall pick. Luckily, they have two first-round picks, No. 9 (their own) and No 29 (received in the Brandon Montour trade). That means they can address another organizational need, a potential top-four defenseman, later in the first round. Ducks Need to Reload on Defense One storyline of the Ducks’ last couple seasons has been general manager Bob Murray’s willingness to part with talented puck-moving defensemen. After trading Montour in 2018-19, Sami Vatanen in 2017-18 and Shea Theodore in the summer of 2017, it’s time for Anaheim to restock. They aren’t in dire straits yet, with Hampus Lindholm, Cam Fowler and Josh Manson leading the pack. They also have Brendan Guhle, who they received in the Montour trade and Josh Mahura and Jacob Larsson to round out a strong group. Lindholm and Manson are under contract for three more seasons. If they don’t re-sign, there...
June 19th, 2019
News

There were rumors the Anaheim Ducks were trying to rid themselves of the remaining years and dollars attached to the contract of former Hart Trophy Winner Corey Perry. Speculation was, if the team couldn't trade him, they'd consider a buyout. That's exactly what happened on Wednesday. The Anaheim Ducks have taken advantage of the buyout window and will pay Perry over the long-term not to play for them any longer. He had two years left on his contract with an annual cap hit of $8.62 million per season. https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks/status/1141378873478696960 A 14-year veteran, Perry spent his entire career with the Ducks, recording 776 points in 988 games (372 G, 404 A). Related: NHL Rumors: Canucks, Penguins, Jets, Senators, More The Buyout Details The Ducks will have to incur the cost of $2 million per season over the next four seasons with the buyout. Perry's cap hit will be as follows: 2019-20: $2,625,000 2020-21: $6,625,0002021-22: $2,000,000...
June 19th, 2019
NHL Entry Draft

The NHL Draft is just a few days away, and the Anaheim Ducks hold the highest pick they’ve had (No. 9) since 2012. The pick comes at an interesting time for Anaheim. Coming off their worst season since 2011-12, they just hired Dallas Eakins as head coach and hope he will be around long enough to deploy the new assets they pick up at this and future drafts. The Ducks have needs at center and defense, which they should address with their two picks in the first round. Here’s a look at three candidates for the Ducks' first pick. (Stay tuned later this week for candidates the Ducks could take at No. 29) It's a Good Year to Need a Center With Ryan Getzlaf approaching the end of his career and Ryan Kesler likely to end up on long term injured reserve for the rest of his career, the Ducks need to reload at the center position. Center Ryan Getzlaf is declining in production and nearing the end of his career. The Ducks need to draft his replacement and now is a good time....
June 18th, 2019
Ducks History

  The Anaheim Ducks have, by and large, been blessed when it comes to National Hockey League expansion teams. Stars like Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne graced their roster – then composed of Mighty Ducks – early on in their existence. They made two Stanley Cup finals in four seasons, taking the New Jersey Devils to seven games in 2003 before winning it all in 2007, at the expense of the Ottawa Senators. Despite having never again reached the precipice, the Ducks have been one of the most dominant teams in the Western Conference, lo these many years. However, despite this history of on-ice success, they’ve never quite figured out the uniform side of things. A Bold Beginning It all began with a colour scheme that resembled an Oompa Loompa’s vomit. Jade and eggplant were the dominant colours, strange choices for an NHL team, to be sure. And yet, when combined, they're really rather endearing. The aggressive-looking, disembodied,...
June 18th, 2019
Ducks Management

Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray has finally made the move most fans and media have been anticipating since the start of 2019. Rumors began circulating Sunday that Murray had decided to hire San Diego Gulls head coach Dallas Eakins as the Ducks' new head coach. By Monday the team made it official. https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks/status/1140651585002885120 Eakins is the right choice for a Ducks team in transition. Some people have pointed to his failed time as the Edmonton Oilers' head coach as reason why he isn’t right, but make no mistake, Eakins is the smartest choice.Now the Ducks need to give him the best opportunity to win. What the Ducks Can Learn From Eakins’ Time in Edmonton Eakins has admitted he learned a lot from his only other NHL head coaching experience with the Oilers. It would be wise for the Ducks to learn from it as well. They need to understand what went wrong in Edmonton so they can avoid the same mistakes. The first lesson they need...
June 17th, 2019
Ducks Management

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Dallas Eakins is the Anaheim Ducks' new coach. The Ducks announced the move Monday, filling the NHL's last head coaching vacancy with the veteran coach of their AHL affiliate in San Diego. Eakins spent the past four seasons with the G...

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Anaheim Ducks Logo History

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... September 2nd, 2018

Anaheim Ducks Primer for 2017-18

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... August 22nd, 2017

The 5 Best Trades in Anaheim Ducks History

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... July 23rd, 2017