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Cogliano's Suspension Exemplifying Inconsistency

Cogliano's Suspension Exemplifying Inconsistency

January 17th, 2018 Eight hundred and thirty. That’s how many games Andrew Cogliano played consecutively before the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS) suspended the Ducks’ forward for two games - ending the longest active ironman streak in the NHL. While the hit was indeed questionable, did it warrant a...
Ducks Drill Down: Kings Dethroned, Cogliano Suspended, Brown Claimed

Ducks Drill Down: Kings Dethroned, Cogliano Suspended, Brown Claimed

January 15th, 2018 Coming off their league-mandated bye week, the Anaheim Ducks kicked off their unofficial second half of the season with a marquee Saturday-night matchup against their southern California rivals, the revitalized Los Angeles Kings. In what they have to hope is a sign of things to come in the...

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December 11th, 2017

‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. After their first-ever game in Las Vegas, the Anaheim Ducks returned home from their five-game road trip. While their three games last week were bookended by shootout and overtime losses, a solid 3-0 victory over the slumping Ottawa Senators in between allowed them to pick up four of a possible six points during the week. A clean sweep and a reversal of their overtime struggles would have been nice, but the Ducks will take the points. The better news is that they are slowly getting closer to icing an optimal lineup (Patrick Eaves' indefinite absence notwithstanding), as their top two centers, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler, both practiced last week. Getzlaf, Silfverberg, & Kesler Nearing Returns Getzlaf, recovering from a fractured cheekbone that has kept him out of action since Oct. 29 in Carolina, is further along than Kesler, as projected. His return could...
December 4th, 2017

‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. It was a busy, news-heavy week for the Anaheim Ducks, and not just because the club played four road games in six nights. The Ducks also executed a major trade, acquiring centers Adam Henrique and Joseph Blandisi from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for blueline mainstay Sami Vatanen. This off-ice transaction is aimed at helping the depleted Ducks up front, but on the ice, they are still awaiting better results following a rough week that saw them lose three of four. Ducks Welcome Henrique, Bid Farewell to Vatanen Before the now-infamous slew of injuries hit the Ducks, they already had a need for a top-six forward—particularly a left-handed shot, given their abundance of righties at the top of the lineup (Rickard Rakell, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler, Patrick Eaves, Jakob Silfverberg, and Ondrej Kase all shoot right-handed). Henrique might not have the...
December 1st, 2017
Ducks Transactions

The Anaheim Ducks swung a major trade Thursday morning, a rarity this far in advance of the trade deadline. The team, riddled with injuries up front, acquired center Adam Henrique from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for stalwart defenseman Sami Vatanen. In the deal, the Ducks also picked up center Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round draft pick while yielding a conditional pick to the Devils that is contingent upon Henrique signing a contract extension with the Ducks; if that happens before the 2019 entry draft, the Devils will receive the Ducks' third-round selection in that draft. If it happens after that point, the pick will slide to 2020. If Henrique does not re-sign with Anaheim, the Devils would not receive a draft pick. Now that most of the key logistics have been outlined, let's take a deep dive into this deal. Vatanen Finally Dealt This trade, particularly because of its timing before the end of the...
November 30th, 2017
Trades Contracts and Transactions

The Anaheim Ducks have traded defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for centers Adam Henrique and Joseph Blandisi as well as a third-round pick in 2018, the Ducks announced Thursday morning. In a surprise to the entire hockey world Thursday morning, the Ducks traded a highly-touted blue-liner in Vatanen to acquire one of the Devils better players in a deal that bolstered their center depth with captain Ryan Getzlaf still sidelined after taking a puck to the face in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes and Ryan Kesler still sidelined indefinitely. Prior to this trade taking place, the Ducks were using Derek Grant as their top line center while Chris Wagner was the pivot on the team's second-line. The addition of Henrique to the team immediately bolsters that depth for the immediate future. It also gives them some versatility as Henrique has played wing on the...

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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