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Ducks' Rich History of Drafting Defensemen

Ducks' Rich History of Drafting Defensemen

June 18th, 2018 With the 2018 NHL Entry Draft less than a week away, it's an exciting time for organizations and their fans, as they are on the cusp of infusing their prospect pools with more young talent and hope for the future. The Anaheim Ducks, despite being in existence for not even 30 years, have a strong...
Kit of the Day – Just Ducky

Kit of the Day – Just Ducky

June 15th, 2018   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,...

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April 22nd, 2018
Long Read

Just like that, the season is over for the 2017-18 Anaheim Ducks. A difficult year featured the bright spot of a strong regular-season finish and a sixth consecutive playoff berth, only to be quickly snuffed out in a four-game sweep by the team's division and in-state rivals, the San Jose Sharks. For a veteran, star-laden team that simultaneously boasts a decent crop of young talent, the attainment of exactly zero playoff wins this season is a major disappointment. Several factors veered off course for this year's edition of the Ducks, ultimately culminating in their demise. Injuries, Injuries, and More Injuries Eaves, Getzlaf, Kesler, and Fowler All Miss Significant Time Let's get this one out of the way. The first half of Anaheim's season saw the team endure a plethora of injuries to key contributors. There were so many that it got to the point where the club's only realistic goal was to simply tread water and not fall too far out of contention before the reinforcements were...
April 20th, 2018
Los Angeles Kings

Among all of the disappointments through the first round of the NHL playoffs, the spotlight is shining brightly on Southern California. With the Anaheim Ducks bowing out to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night, two of the heaviest teams in the playoffs made swift and speedy exits. The L.A. Kings and Ducks faced different hurdles with their opponents, but the one constant was goaltending. Martin Jones of the Sharks and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights stonewalled their opposition. They have been the two best goalies in the playoffs so far and are early candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy. It's hard to believe that Jones' 1.00 goals-against average and .970 save percentage is bested by Fleury's 0.65 G.A.A. and .977 save percentage. Regardless, both series were supposed to go down to the wire. I foolishly picked both of these series to go seven games, although I wasn't the only one. Many believed the Kings' experience would help them beat the Golden Knights....
April 20th, 2018
San Jose Sharks

It took until Game 4 of their series against the San Jose Sharks for the Anaheim Ducks to play hockey. And they played a terrific game against the Sharks. Only two problems. First, they weren’t enough better than San Jose to win the game, and second, they'd given themselves zero room for error. Game 4 of the series was the sort of game I expected every game in the series. It was tough, tight and competitive. It's too bad for the Ducks that they tossed away the first three games in the series. Sharks Strike First The Sharks' best period of Game 4 was the first one. And really, it was just the first half of the first period. It featured another goal from fourth-line forward Marcus Sorensen, his third tally of the series. The Sharks' Melker Karlsson retrieved the puck behind the net and it eventually worked back to Brent Burns at the point. Burns fired a shot towards the net. Ducks goalie John Gibson stopped the initial shot, but Sorensen got another hack at the puck from in...
April 18th, 2018
San Jose Sharks

Before each playoff game, the San Jose Sharks have a local celebrity open the door to the locker room as the team heads to the ice. Before the third game of the series against the Anaheim Ducks, the honor went to champion boxer Andre Ward. He first gained fame by winning an Olympic gold medal, then as a professional he was unbeaten in 32 fights. He was often considered the best ‘pound for pound’ boxer in the world. Andre Ward knows what a beatdown is. What he witnessed in the Sharks 8-1 victory over the Ducks was a beatdown he'd be proud of. The Opening Period The Sharks and Ducks played an interesting opening period. It ended tied at 1-1. The Sharks struck first. Mikkel Boedker simply outskated Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm up the right wing and turned the corner towards the net. It was essentially a 3-on-1 at this point; Boedker coming in from the side with Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl driving to the net front. Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour was unable to cover...

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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... April 8th, 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