Anaheim Ducks

A new season of NHL hockey is upon us and a familiar conundrum is facing the Anaheim Ducks. Does this team have the top-end forward talent to be an elite team? The Ducks have consistently been a good team, having won the Pacific Division title in five of the last six years and ended last
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Coming into this offseason, the Anaheim Ducks had three key restricted free agents (RFAs) to sign. After inking two critical players in Brandon Montour and Ondrej Kase, it seemed that talented but underachieving forward Nick Ritchie would be a relatively pain-free signing. Alas, as training camp has opened, the 22-year-old Ritchie remains unsigned, and now,
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As the Anaheim Ducks look to gradually move towards a style of play more oriented around speed and puck possession, the commencement of the unrestricted free-agent signing period this Sunday, July 1 represents an opportunity for them to plug some holes and bolster their depth in the here and now. Their youth will continue to
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After not having a first-round pick and making just five selections overall in last year’s NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks got to be a bit more active in 2018. The club made seven selections, including four in the first three rounds. Round 1 – Isac Lundestrom, C, Luleå HF (SHL) With the 23rd overall
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  The Anaheim Ducks have, by and large, been blessed when it comes to National Hockey League expansion teams. Stars like Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne graced their roster – then composed of Mighty Ducks – early on in their existence. They made two Stanley Cup finals in four seasons, taking the New Jersey Devils
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After acquiring Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars in the 2016-17 season and eventually advancing to the Western Conference Final, the Anaheim Ducks were left without a first-round draft pick in 2017. This season, general manager Bob Murray exercised a conservative approach at the trade deadline, specifically mentioning his reluctance to part with another first-rounder
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The unfortunate and abrupt end to the Anaheim Ducks’ season brought with it a fair number of question marks moving forward. One thing that was known, however, was the retirement of 13-year veteran Francois Beauchemin. The 37-year-old defenseman had indicated that the 2017-18 season would be his last, and he confirmed it after the Ducks’
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While the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is still close to two months away, the Anaheim Ducks’ 2017-18 season is over after an embarrassing first-round sweep at the hands of the San Jose Sharks. Injuries and a number of systematic issues contributed to the Ducks’ demise, so this offseason will be about looking for
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The Anaheim Ducks finished the regular season with five consecutive victories and a 26-10-5 home record. Things were looking up for them as they got to open the postseason at home against the San Jose Sharks. Those positive feelings quickly disappeared. The Sharks dominated the Ducks en route to a convincing 3-0 victory in Game
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As the San Jose Sharks prepare to take on the Anaheim Ducks in their opening round playoff series, there is no shortage of questions. But some questions are more critical than others, and we’ll explore three of them here. Is Paul Martin the Right Choice? The Sharks appear to have benched rookie defenseman Joakim Ryan
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. From a standings standpoint—and that’s all that really matters for the Anaheim Ducks right now—it’s been a successful western Canada road trip so far. The Ducks have collected five of a possible six points heading into Tuesday night’s
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. As has been the story far too often in this tumultuous season for the Anaheim Ducks, they were unable to keep positive momentum going for an extended period of time. Following a 4-0 win home win against the
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The New York Islanders announced they have traded forward Jason Chimera to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for heavy-hitting forward Chris Wagner on Monday, according to the team. #Isles Transaction: team has acquired Chris Wagner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Jason Chimera. pic.twitter.com/kEf8WdEssi — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) February 26, 2018 Chimera is
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The Anaheim Ducks have signed veteran forward Chris Kelly to a one-year, $1.25-million pro-rated contract that also includes bonuses, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. As expected, CAN Olympian Chris Kelly has agreed to terms on a contract for the balance of this season with ANA. It will be worth $1.25M pro rated plus bonuses. —
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