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Ducks Drill Down: More of the Same & Hall of Fame

Ducks Drill Down: More of the Same & Hall of Fame

November 13th, 2017 ‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks.The past week was very on-brand for this particular season of Anaheim Ducks hockey. They played decently well for stretches but not well enough to string several wins together. Then,...
Getzlaf's Injury the Latest Hurdle for Ducks

Getzlaf's Injury the Latest Hurdle for Ducks

November 8th, 2017 When Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf took a puck to his face shortly after the opening faceoff against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Oct. 29, there were a number of possible scenarios in play regarding severity.Unfortunately—but consistent with the story of this young season for...

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October 17th, 2017
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'Ducks Drill Down' will become a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks.After a less-than-ideal start to the season that has seen the Anaheim Ducks go 2-3-1 in their first six games, they get a welcome respite, as they will not be in game action again until this Friday, Oct. 20, when they host the Montreal Canadiens.For the Ducks, the few days off—which are separate from the built-in bye week they will get in early January—will hopefully prove to be beneficial for their numerous nicked-up players. The team collectively can also use this as an opportunity to recharge and play a more effective brand of hockey—at least as effective as possible given the severely sub-optimal lineups they've had to ice in each game to this point.Injuries Upon Injuries It's been documented that the Ducks are contending with a laundry list of injuries. Here's what they've been dealing with:Ryan Kesler: Recovering from offseason hip...
October 15th, 2017
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This early in the season, it's probably fair to say that the jury is still out on every team in the NHL, as sample sizes are too small to draw any meaningful conclusions.Nevertheless, this notion perhaps does not apply more strongly to any team than it does to the Anaheim Ducks. Heading into Sunday night's home tilt against the Buffalo Sabres, the Ducks have played to a .500 record through five games, but have looked unimpressive across the span of those contests. That being said, a slew of injuries has befallen the club in the early-going, leaving us unable to draw any significant conclusions about the team as a while. Injury Bug Strikes Early All things considered, Anaheim is fortunate to have a 2-2-1 record through the season's first five games. The Ducks knew the sledding would be tough initially with longer-term injuries to Ryan Kesler, Hampus Lindholm, and Sami Vatanen to start the season. On top of that, Ryan Getzlaf, Nick Ritchie, Patrick Eaves, and Ondrej Kase have all...
October 9th, 2017
Hockey Cares

Whether or not it's fair, the Anaheim Ducks have developed a general reputation as NHL villains. Leading up to and during their opening game of the season, however, the Ducks did something in direct contrast to that label. Ducks Stand Behind Katie Hawley The Ducks gave 17-year-old Katie Hawley a night to remember and something that will provide a glimmer of joy in the midst of an unimaginably terrible predicament.Hawley, a huge Ducks fan, has been battling recurring cancer, in the form of neuroblastoma, since she was only nine years old. She has undergone numerous blood transfusions and radiation and chemotherapy treatments. When she was diagnosed with cancer for a third time at age 16, she wanted to give up. After enduring such awful hardships, who could blame her?Since then, the Ducks have helped reignite her spirit to fight, with her favorite player, Rickard Rakell, leading the charge. Rakell sent her a video message this past summer encouraging her to keep fighting....
October 3rd, 2017
Previews and Predictions

With five consecutive Pacific Division titles under their belt but no Stanley Cup Final victories or even appearances during that span, it's now, perhaps more than ever, all about the final prize for the Anaheim Ducks.Last season, which was the first in head coach Randy Carlyle's second stint with the club, the Ducks made a good run to the Western Conference Final before falling to the red-hot Nashville Predators in six games. Injuries late in that series to Rickard Rakell and Patrick Eaves, as well as a hip issue that bogged down Ryan Kesler and now has him sidelined to start this season because of the resulting surgery, did not help matters. That being said, every team has to deal with injuries to some extent, especially in the postseason.For Anaheim, this season will be all about getting into the playoffs and getting hot at the right time while maintaining at least some semblance of good health into and through the spring. The Ducks are still headlined by captain Ryan...

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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

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... July 25th, 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