Will There Be a New CBA?

The free agency hubbub has died down to zero.  The Olympics are over (where the closest thing to hockey is field hockey and that seems more of a soccer/lacrosse hybrid).  So the rush to come to a new collective bargaining agreement must be on, right?  Right? …..oh never mind. Clearly neither side seems in a […]

Ducks Sign Winnik; Lindholm

So far it has been a pretty quiet off-season in the hockey world.  A few excitements here and there, like Zach Parise and Ryan Suter deciding to play together in Minnesota, and an interesting offer sheet to Shea Weber from the Philadelphia Flyers.  But for the most part?  It’s keeping up with how the Stanley […]

Bonino Re-Signed; Andersen Gets Deal

Getting lost in the “Teemu is back!” shuffle, the Ducks have made a few recent signings and re-signings. The Ducks have avoided arbitration with center Nick Bonino.  The restricted free agent had an arbitration date assigned, but he and the Ducks were able to come to terms with a new contract.  The $700,000 contract is […]

Teemu is Not Finn-ished!

One more year!  One more year!  One more year! Teemu Selanne hears almost every time he steps out on the ice and for now, he is heeding the advice of fans.  Selanne signed another one year contract to play with the Ducks, worth $4.5 million, and Ducks fans just breathed out a collective sigh of […]

More Signings For Ducks – Rakell, Hendry, Smaby

Free agency just begins on July 1.  It is not a one day affair.   Clubs are signing contracts with not only free agents, but also prospects of their own.  Anaheim is no different. The Ducks added more defensive depth by signing Jordan Hendry and Matt Smaby to one year contracts.  Smaby, 27, played in Syracuse […]

Souray, Staubitz and Allen Acquired by Ducks in Free Agency

The Ducks and their fans had to say goodbye to two players on the first day of free agency.  Both George Parros and Sheldon Brookbank will not be in Anaheim uniforms next season. Parros, who spent six seasons in Anaheim, took a two year contract with the Florida Panthers.  Parros goes from one sunny location […]

Conditioning Camp & Scrimmages

Now that the draft is over, all those bright and shiny new draft picks need to know what the NHL is all about.  Therefore, it is time for the Ducks annual prospect conditioning camp and scrimmages.   The six-day camp, which starts Thursday, June 28, focuses on both the on- and off-ice development of the […]

Ducks Finish Draft with Seven More Players

The Ducks finished up the 2012 entry draft with a total of eight players spread amongst the seven rounds.  After picking up Swedish defenseman, Hampus Lindholm, in the first round, Anaheim went on to pluck seven more hopefuls on day two of the draft.  In the second round, the Ducks picked left wing Nicolas Kerdiles […]

Ducks Draft Lindholm; Trade Visnovsky

It’s Draft Day.  It could also be called Trade Day. In keeping with that tradition, the Ducks traded away defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to the New York Islanders.  Anaheim in return will receive a second-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. Visnovsky, 35, did not have a great season last year, with six goals and 27 […]

Norfolk Admirals New Ducks Affiliate

The Ducks change minor league affiliates like some people change shoes.  The newest Ducks AHL affiliate will be the Norfolk Admirals beginning in the 2012-13 season.  Unlike prior affiliates, this one is a five year contract. “We are excited to be affiliating with the Admirals in a great hockey market such as Norfolk, Virginia,” said […]

Ryan Rumors; 2012-2013 Schedule

Seems like the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Will there ever be a time when there are no rumors about Bobby Ryan being shopped around by the Anaheim Ducks?  Ever since Ryan joined the team, he has never been able to truly feel settled.  Back and forth to the AHL.  Switching […]

Friberg Signs; Selanne Next?

The Stanley Cup has been presented and so begins the season of signings and rumors of signings.  The Ducks signed Max Friberg to a three year entry level contract last week.  The contract is a two way contract, paying $70,000 in the AHL and a graduated salary in the NHL.    The 19 year old […]

Kings Win Cup

The Los Angeles Kings are the 2012 Stanley Cup champions.  As a Ducks fan, do you realize how difficult that is to say?  Then I remember what Anaheim did five years ago, earning their first Cup after only 13 years in existence.  Can’t imagine what it would have been like to have to wait 45 […]

Devils Aren’t Done Yet

A few days ago, the New Jersey Devils looked like dead ducks.  The Los Angeles Kings were up 3-0 in the seven game series.  The Kings were undefeated on the road and looking unstoppable.  There is a reason why playoff series last seven games and the old adage “the fourth one is the toughest one […]

Kings Are Unstoppable Road Warriors

You might as well just hand the Stanley Cup over the Los Angeles Kings now.  Up 3-0 in the series against the New Jersey Devils, this team is unstoppable.   When the LA crowd was chanting “We want Cup!” towards the end of game three, it did not feel premature at all. Despite being the eighth […]