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Analyzing the Frederik Andersen Trade

On Monday, June 20th, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced a significant trade which would instantly alter the future of the team and the direction of their rebuild. The Leafs acquired G Frederik Andersen from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2016 1st round pick, 30th overall, and a 2017 2nd round pick. At the time of the trade, Andersen was a pending restricted free agent. However...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

Ducks' Cam Fowler could be on trading block before Friday's NHL draft

Forget about the hoopla that surrounds the annual trade deadline. Bob Murray has been active at that in recent years, but the general manager’s real reconstructing of the Ducks occurs at the NHL entry draft. Murray is with all the other GMs...
Via The OC Register
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Sgarbossa, Cramarossa and O’Brien to One-Year Contract Extensions

The Ducks have signed forwards Michael Sgarbossa and Joseph Cramarossa, and defenseman Andrew O'Brien to one-year contract extensions through the 2016-17 season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deals were disclosed. Sgarbossa, 23 (7...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago

Ducks Can’t Hesitate To Trade Cam Fowler

Cam Fowler has long been regarded as a cornerstone of the Anaheim Ducks’ blueline. As Anaheim’s first selection in the 2010 draft, the expectation has always been that he’d develop into a first-pairing defenseman. Yet with general manager Bob Murray battling a tangled salary cap this summer, it may be time to part ways with the 24-year old blueliner. Credible sources have reported that...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Ducks release 2016-17 schedule, Bruce Boudreau comes back Jan. 8

Bruce Boudreau didn’t play for the Ducks. He didn’t rack up a bunch of goals for the team or get the critical score that won them a playoff series or a Stanley Cup. Nor did he make a bunch of saves or stole games for the club. So the coach’s...
Via The OC Register
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks trade G Andersen to Maple Leafs for 2 draft picks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks have traded goalie Frederik Andersen to the Toronto Maple Leafs for two draft picks. The teams announced the deal Monday. Anaheim acquired the 30th overall pick in the upcoming draft and a second-round choice in 2017 for Andersen, who has shared the Ducks' crease with John Gibson for the past two seasons. Andersen and Gibson combined last...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks open up 2016-17 at Dallas, Kings start season at San Jose

The Ducks will begin Randy Carlyle’s second stint as their coach by opening the 2016-17 season with four games on the road, start with their season opener Oct. 13 at Dallas against the Stars. Teams were allowed on Monday to announce dates for their...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks re-sign D Sami Vatanen for 4 years, $19.5 million

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Sami Vatanen has re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks, agreeing to a four-year, $19.5 million deal. The Ducks retained the restricted free agent Saturday. Vatanen had nine goals and a career-high 29 assists last season. The aggressive, puck-moving Finn also filled a prominent role on Anaheim's NHL-best power play. Vatanen made $1.275 million last...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks hire coach Randy Carlyle -- 4 1/2 years after firing him

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks re-hired Randy Carlyle on Tuesday, welcoming back the franchise's only Stanley Cup-winning coach 4 1/2 years after firing him.Carlyle replaces Bruce Boudreau, who replaced Carlyle on Nov. 30, 2011, early in Carlyle's seventh season in charge of the Ducks.The 60-year-old Carlyle led the Ducks to the 2007 Stanley Cup title during parts of seven...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler subtly calls out Bruce Boudreau’s faults

The Anaheim Ducks are a team looking for a head coach after releasing Bruce Boudreau following the 2015-16 season. Boudreau may have received more than his fair share of the blame for the Ducks’ season, but he certainly had his faults. When asked about what the team is looking for in a new coach, Ryan Kesler had a list of qualities that subtly also pointed out Boudreau’s weaknesses...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  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

Is The Time Finally Right For The Ducks?

For the last five years, the Anaheim Ducks have been one of the more dominant teams in the NHL. During that span, they have made the playoffs four times and have finished first in the Western Conference in two of those seasons. Despite being such a consistently winning team, the Ducks have failed come playoff time.Coming into this year's playoff series against the Nashville Predators...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Ducks vs. Predators

VitalsAnaheim: (46-25-11) 1st in Pacific DivisionNashville: (41-27-14) 4th in Central DivisionSeason SeriesNashville took two out of three games against Anaheim this season.Looking at the MatchupThe Ducks appear to have returned to being a favorite to making a deep playoff run after they rebounded midseason from a ghastly October through December. Despite losing a handful of players...
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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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