Ducks’ Dilemma on Defense Becomes More Dubious

The Anaheim Ducks were already in a difficult position with respect to the upcoming expansion draft. The quality and depth of their defense create a double-edged sword, as the Ducks are facing a very realistic scenario where they might not be able to retain all of their top blueliners. Now, another wrench has been thrown into the situation, as shoulder surgeries for defensemen Hampus...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Three reasons the Anaheim Ducks were eliminated

With a defeat to the Nashville Predators in Game 6 on Monday, the Anaheim Ducks are officially eliminated from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, losing the Western Conference Final series four games to two. This was their second appearance in the third round in the last three seasons but ultimately this year ended the same as the last: a crushing loss to the Preds. Here are three reasons...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Days after elimination, Ducks players deal with their demise

ANAHEIM >> They lost in regulation and in the end did so convincingly, at least on the scoreboard, surrendering two empty net goals. But NHL playoff games don't have to go to overtime to have the feel of sudden death. "It was just like it ended abruptly, you know?" forward Andrew Cogliano said Thursday.
Via LA Daily News
3 days ago

Takeaways From the Ducks 2016-17 Season

The Anaheim Ducks’ season ended with a disappointing Game 6 loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday. Regardless, there were many positive aspects of the Ducks’ playoff run and season as a whole. For one, they finally beat their Game 7 curse by defeating the Edmonton Oilers in the second round. They were crowned the Pacific Division champions for the fifth year in a row. And...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Anaheim Ducks, with veterans and youth, should be back

When Bob Murray hired Randy Carlyle last spring, he said he feared the Ducks' competitive window was closing. The general manager was right about the hire. He might have been wrong about the window. It may even be widening, which doesn't mean more Ducks fans should jump through it today. The Ducks lost a six-game Western Conference demolition derby to Nashville.
Via LA Daily News
5 days ago

Predators fans throw catfish on ice to celebrate Stanley Cup berth

The Nashville Predators clinched their first ever berth to the Stanley Cup Finals, and a franchise tradition helped the team celebrate.Fans threw a dead catfish onto the ice after the Predators sealed a 6-3 win in Game 6 over the Anaheim Ducks to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Predators first began play in 1998, and it took six seasons before the new franchise finally made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Viktor Arvidsson had bloody ‘R’ on forehead after hit

After being on the receiving end of a hit during Monday’s game, Viktor Arvidsson had a cut on his forehead that bled in the shape of a letter.During the first period of Game 6 of this year’s Western Conference Final, Arvidsson was on the unfortunate end of a big hit from Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie. Take a look. As a result, the Predators forward was left with a bloody...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks forward Nick Ritchie ejected in Game 6 vs. Predators

Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks vs. Predators is NHL's new survivor series

NASHVILLE - The problem with a great series like Nashville-Anaheim is that it can easily turn into Milwaukee-San Diego. Enough front-line soldiers have gone down in the first five games of this Western Conference final that a few members of the National Guard have been activated. Nic Kerdiles of Irvine participated in his third playoff game Saturday for the Ducks.
Via LA Daily News
6 days ago

Ryan Getzlaf fined $10,000 by the NHL for using a vulgar slur

The NHL has fined Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf $10,000 for using “an inappropriate remark toward another on-ice participant” during Game 4 between the Ducks and Nashville Predators. The remark, which is believed to be Getzlaf saying f***ing c***sucker based on the video footage, has caused a bit of controversy as Andrew Shaw was previously suspended last year for making...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks top goal-scorer Rickard Rakell misses Gm 5 with injury

Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks look to take advantage of injury-plagued Predators

Four games into the Western Conference Final, the Ducks and Predators are tied at two wins apiece. The blazing speed of the Preds has been on full display so far, with the eighth-seeded team outskating and out-chancing Anaheim for large stretches of the series. The Ducks resiliency has been a major asset this postseason however. After erasing three goal deficits twice in the first...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup NHL docu-series returns to Showtime for second season

With the NHL down to its final four teams in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Showtime is hitting the ice again to chronicle the conference finals and the path to the Stanley Cup Final for the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins. The premium cable network announced on Tuesday that it will air a second season of All Access: Quest for the Stanley...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/16: An unlikely hero emerges

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for Ducks-Preds and Spurs-Warriors.Happy birthday today to Corey Perry, Steve Lewis, John Salley and Thurman Thomas. On today's date in 1985 Michael Jordan was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.Daily brain...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Eaves killed time by playing with a LEGO set while he recovered from a leg injury

Athletes recovering from a significant injury have to get pretty creative with finding ways to pass the time. Most spend lots of time watching TV or playing video games, but Patrick Eaves has a more nostalgic way of keeping himself occupied thanks to a gift from his mom. Eaves, who is currently recovering from a serious injury to his right leg, received a LEGO set from his mom to...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen doesn't know how Ryan Kesler's family "can cheer for a guy like that"

The Western Conference Final is only two games in and already a fierce rivalry is developing between the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks. Tied at one game a piece, the series has featured some pretty chippy play, including a good number of sticks directed at groins. That’s led to some pretty fun comments to the media by Ryan Johansen regarding Ryan Kesler.If you haven’t...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference Final: A battle of teams exorcising playoff demons

The first round of these Stanley Cup Playoffs showed that the regular season meant absolutely nothing. In Round 2, the Western Conference teams took that madness, turned it up to 11 and — more than likely — made a lot of people wish they hadn't bet any money on teams that have now started their summers early.Now here we are with an unlikely Western Conference Final matchup that...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks finally break Game 7 curse

The Anaheim Ducks have finally broken their Game 7 curse. After losing four straight Game 7s at home in the playoffs, the Ducks prevailed against the Edmonton Oilers, winning 2-1. They will advance to the Western Conference Finals to take on the Nashville Predators. This was a big deal for the team. The Ducks had lost in the Game 7s in each of the previous four seasons. They were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/10: Manu takes over – literally over

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while practicing lowering our resting heart rate ahead of tonight's games.Happy birthday today to Ryan Getzlaf, Amanda Borden and Adam Deadmarsh. On this date in 1970 Bobby Orr scored the overtime goal that would win the Bruins the Stanle...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Five Questions for the Second Round

The first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs have come to a close and we now know the matchups for the eight remaining teams. The Anaheim Ducks enter the second round on a roll, having dispatched the Calgary Flames in a shocking four game sweep, and by virtue of the Edmonton Oilers’ victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of their series, the Ducks will now face off against...
April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Cam Fowler returns to Ducks practice, expected to play in Round 2

Via Associated Press
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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