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NHL.com 30 in 30: Inside Look at the Ducks

By Abbey Mastracco | NHL.com Correspondent NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 30 teams throughout August. Today, the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks are hopeful coach Randy Carlyle can re-create som...
Via NHL.com
1 hour ago

NHL.com 30 in 30: Top Prospects for Ducks

By Abbey Mastracco | NHL.com Correspondent NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 30 teams throughout August. Today, the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks' prospect pool very closely mirrors the main roster: depth on the blu...
Via NHL.com
1 hour ago

NHL.com 30 in 30: Reasons for Optimism, Questions Facing Ducks

By Abbey Mastracco | NHL.com Correspondent NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 30 teams throughout August. Today, the biggest reasons for optimism and the biggest questions facing the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks were one win...
Via NHL.com
1 hour ago

Hampus Lindholm Replaces Niklas Kronwall at World Cup

Add Niklas Kronwall to the list of players announcing that they will not participate in the World Cup of Hockey. Kronwall will bow out due to a knee injury, according to the Detroit Free Press. Team Sweden has pegged Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm as his replacement. The 22-year-old Lindholm is a rising star in the NHL and isn’t unfamiliar with the Tre Kronor sweater...
Via The Hockey Writers
22 hours ago

2016-17 Fantasy Season Outlook: Anaheim Ducks

The defending Pacific Division champions could be trending down this season, so fantasy players might want to take a buyer-beware approach to picking Anaheim Ducks. The usual suspects are still worthy of roster spots, but those core players aren’t getting any younger and may not be as productive as years past. They have been proven performers and go-to guys for a decade now ...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Ducks Add Depth at Center but Roster Still Incomplete

Since the Anaheim Ducks fell one game shy of the Stanley Cup Final in 2014-15, they have regressed with an early first-round playoff exit last season at the hands of the Nashville Predators. It doesn’t appear steps are being taken forward as thus far this organization boasts an incomplete roster most notably on the wings. General Manager Bob Murray shipped Frederik Andersen to...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Ryan Getzlaf believes the World Cup of Hockey will have a “playoff-type atmosphere”

The World Cup of Hockey will transform the month of September for hockey fans, but it’s unclear how exactly fans will respond to the new tournament and what kind of look and feel the competition will hold. Ryan Getzlaf spoke about the World Cup and said he believes it’ll hold a playoff-type atmosphere. Via NHL.com: “We’re going into a playoff-type atmosphere, so we’ve got...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rakell added to Sweden’s World Cup roster in place of injured Steen

Rickard Rakell’s breakout season has landed the 23-year-old a spot on the Swedish roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. According to Sweden’s TV4 Sport, Rakell has been selected to replace Alexander Steen on the Swedish roster following off-season surgery that will keep the veteran winger out of the tournament. It was made abundantly clear that Sweden would, at some point...
Via The Hockey News
6 days ago

Ducks continue puzzling summer, sign Antoine Vermette

After being ousted early in the playoffs, the Ducks felt some retooling was needed. Rather than moving toward the future with analytics and a coaching staff that embraces these new methods, they brought on Randy Carlyle as coach. Needing a good bottom-six winger, they brought in Jared Boll. The emphasis on truculence would make one think that the team is moving in that direction...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette signs 2-year deal with Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Veteran center Antoine Vermette has agreed to a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim announced the deal Monday. The former Stanley Cup champion spent last season with the Arizona Coyotes, getting 17 goals and 21 assists. The Coyotes bought out the remaining $3.75 million on Vermette's contract earlier this month, making him a free agent...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickard Rakell's agent: 'I think we will find common ground' on contract talks with Ducks

An offseason that has been much quieter than imagined for the Ducks still contains two important loose ends to be sewn up but the needle and thread appear to be at work on one. Rickard Rakell is one of the two critical restricted free agents the...
Via The OC Register
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks re-sign F Stefan Noesen to 2-way contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Forward Stefan Noesen has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim confirmed the two-way deal Monday. Noesen (NAY-sun) appeared in one game in each of the past two seasons for the Ducks, who acquired him from Ottawa in 2013. The 2011 first-round pick by the Senators has spent most of the past three seasons in the AHL with Anaheim...
Via Associated Press
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Fryer: Could Cam Fowler trade be Ducks' next offseason move?

What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here … • The Ducks are having an interesting offseason. They acquired veteran goaltender Jonathan Bernier for a conditional draft pick last week, signed defenseman Korbinian Kolzer to a one-year...
Via The OC Register
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Ducks looking for backup goalie, left wing in free agency

The top-six left wing who can put the puck in the net would be nice. The backup goalie who can win games and start in the playoffs if it came to that will be necessary. As NHL free agency officially opens for business Friday morning, the Ducks...
Via The OC Register
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

The one and only Ilya Bryzgalov wants to return to the NHL

Ilya Bryzgalov is planning to make an NHL comeback. The  35-year-old last appeared in the league in a poor eight-game stint with the Anaheim Ducks, but Bryzgalov in true-Bryzgalovian fashion told NHLPA.com he was able to “rest, both spiritually and mentally” and that his passion for the sport has returned. “I feel the passion inside and the fire in my eyes. I want to face...
Via The Comeback
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Ducks bringing back Randy Carlyle as coach is baffling

Here’s a shocking move. The Anaheim Ducks are bringing back Randy Carlyle to be their head coach as TSN’s Darren Dreger reported on Monday night. Yes, you read that right. Anaheim reportedly interviewed multiple candidates for the position, including future St. Louis Blues coach Mike Yeo, before making the decision to bring Carlyle back into the fold. The 60-year-old coached...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 2006-07 Stanley Cup winning Anaheim Ducks

Can you name every player on the 2006-07 NHL Stanley Cup winning Anaheim Ducks? Clue: Number/Position
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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