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NHL Rumors: Zetterberg, Karlsson, Stone, More

NHL Rumors: Zetterberg, Karlsson, Stone, More

September 20th, 2018 In today's rumor rundown, the NHL is looking into the validity of Henrik Zetterberg's injury, the Ducks had serious interest in Erik Karlsson, Mark Stone called out a reporter for what he called a false report and the Blue Jackets are fielding calls but have no desire to trade Artemi Panarin. NHL...
Ducks' GM Murray Has Had His Hands Tied

Ducks' GM Murray Has Had His Hands Tied

September 19th, 2018 Contrary to what fans on Facebook, Instagram, or Reddit might think, being the general manager of a hockey team is a very tall order. You have the task of making your team great right now while also preparing them to compete 5-10 years down the line. Even the smallest moves require extensive...

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September 5th, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

During the month of September, we will profile New Faces in New Places from around the NHL. We now look at new Ducks' defenseman Andrej Sustr. After spending his entire career in Tampa Bay, he finds himself in Anaheim on a 1-year deal. How will he do out West and can he stay in the lineup? Andrej Sustr 2017-18 Stats: 2-5-7 in 44 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning. 2018-19 Team: Anaheim Ducks. How Acquired: Signed a 1-year deal worth $1.3 million on July 5, 2018. Expected Place in Lineup: Likely spot on third defensive pair. Mark's Take Despite spending his entire career with the Lightning, you knew the end was near for defenseman Andrej Sustr. He only got into 44 games thanks to a reduced role and the rise of player like Mikhail Sergachev. Then factor in the cap situation and you have the recipe for a free agent to be. After just two goals and seven points, where would he go next? The Anaheim Ducks believe they can win a Stanley Cup. With John Gibson in net, their...
September 2nd, 2018
Ducks 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 to the San Jose Sharks at the 2001 trade deadline. Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle, too, is a retread. Having coached in Anaheim for the first seven seasons after the 2004-05 lockout (a tenure which included winning the 2007 Stanley Cup), Carlyle was rehired for 2016-17, guiding the Ducks to the Western Conference Final. Unsurprisingly, the Anaheim Ducks' logo history bears much of the same commitment to nostalgia. What's that you say? You prefer to think of it as a distinct lack of imagination? Well that’s not very nice now, is it? I mean, how can you say a team that ripped off the name of a children’s movie lacks imagination? Especially when the team was founded and owned (until...
August 16th, 2018
Ducks Transactions

The Anaheim Ducks have announced the re-signing of restricted free-agent (RFA) winger Ondrej Kase to a new three-year contract. The average annual value (AAV) of the contract is $2.6 million. https://twitter.com/icemancometh/status/1029862128054718464 Kase, who erupted for 20 goals last season, gets a nice raise from his entry-level salary while the Ducks are set up to receive good value with the AAV being under $3 million. The 22-year-old Czech forward should continue to build upon his breakout campaign, though even just a repeat of last year's performance would represent a great return on Anaheim's investment. Kase an Integral Player for Ducks Originally a seventh-round draft pick (205th overall) by the Ducks in 2014, Kase has already blown the associated expectations with that draft position out of the water. He thrived last season in an energy-producing role for the Ducks, picking up 20 goals and 18 assists in 66 regular-season games after totaling just five goals and 10...
August 5th, 2018
Ducks Transactions

The Anaheim Ducks have announced the signing of goaltender John Gibson to an eight-year contract extension that will take hold beginning in the 2019-20 season. Per Eric Stephens of The Athletic, Gibson's new contract will pay him an average annual value (AAV) of $6.4 million—a nice bump from his current AAV of $2.3 million. https://twitter.com/icemancometh/status/1025783389352161282 Gibson just turned 25 in July, so the Ducks have locked him up through his prime years. The deal includes a limited no-trade clause (NTC) that kicks in starting in the summer of 2021. All in all, Saturday was not too bad a day for the Pittsburgh native. In addition to securing a lucrative long-term deal, Gibson got married as well. Quite a day indeed. Gibson Takes Control of Ducks' Net From the time he debuted in the NHL in 2013-14, even taking the reins for four playoff games as a mere 21-year-old, it's been obvious that Gibson is the Ducks' long-term guy in net. Anaheim's trade of Frederik...

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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