Los Angeles Edges Past Anaheim 2-1

The last time the Kings and Ducks met in pre-season, the Kings left a great big whoop ass mark on the Ducks waddly little bottoms with a 6-0 defeat.  The final meeting of the two teams before the regular season begins did not end in a win for the Ducks, but the 2-1 loss was […]

Colorado Victorious 2-1 Over Ducks

Faithful Ducks fans followed the Ducks Caravan on Sunday afternoon from the Spectrum to Fashion Island to the Honda Center.   The finale, the game between the Ducks and Avalanche, did not end quite as they imagined it might.  Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves to give Colorado a 2-1 win.   Kyle Palmieri was the only Ducks […]

Lovejoy Helps Ducks Be Victorious Over Sharks in OT

The Ducks sported a mostly opening night roster when they played San Jose for the first time in pre-season on Friday night.   Despite that, they still needed overtime to come out victorious over the Sharks. The game was back and forth all night long.  First Tomas Hertl scored for San Jose at 14:48 of the […]

Anaheim Defeats Colorado 2-1; More Roster Cuts

So far it has been a bi-polar pre-season for the Ducks.   Win one by a landslide.  Lose one by a landslide.    Win a close one.  The Ducks did bounce back nicely after being trolloped by the Kings on Tuesday.  They were able to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1, in Denver. It was Patrick Roy's debut […]

Kings Trounce Ducks 6-0

Ouch.  Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get your butt kicked. The Kings, who had a line up loaded with likely opening night roster players, easily defeated Anaheim in a 6-0 preseason loss.  Yes.  Preseason.  But it still hurts losing like that to Los Angeles. "They played fairly well, and we played fairly […]

Ducks Send Coyotes Packing in 6-2 Pre-Season Victory

It's only pre-season and the points don't matter, but nonetheless a 6-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes felt good. To be fair to Phoenix, it was their third game in three nights and the rosters were definitely a bit lopsided in Anaheim's favor.  Still, a win is a win and those on the Ducks roster […]

Training Camps Underway with Promise

And so, hockey season begins.    With 60 people on the roster, the Ducks began training camp by splitting everyone up into three manageable groups.   Despite the large number of bodies getting a look (however brief or long that may be), there was no question on who the front runners were.  Coach Bruce Boudreau wasted […]

Ducks Open Training Camps

September arrives with children heading back to school, football season and hockey waiting in the wings.  Last year, it had to wait a long time, due to the lockout, but this year life is back to "normal." All 30 teams around the league have their players and prospects reporting today, September 11.  Twelve years ago, […]

Ducks and Kings Prospects Face Off Again

Over 7,500 Ducks and Kings fans streamed into the cool Honda Center on Saturday evening to watch their teams' prospects go at it.  Kings fans came out the winners in that one, with a 6-1 final score.   They held a shootout, despite the outcome, and Devante Smith-Pelly had the only goal for the Ducks. Tonight, […]

Free Ducks and Kings Prospects Game

Free is good and when it is free hockey, it is even better. The Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings are going to be holding two free games between their rookies and prospects in September.  On Saturday, September 7, what is billed as the SoCal Hockey Futures Game will be played at the Honda […]

Souray Missing with Injury; Fistric Signed

Ducks fans received bad news today when the team announced that defenseman, Sheldon Souray, would be out for the next three to five months.  Souray tore a ligament in his right wrist during an off ice workout in July.  He was throwing a 40 pound medicine ball, part of his usual off season regime, and […]

Palmieri Re-Signed; Invited to Olympic Camp

Kyle Palmieri has been re-signed by the Anaheim Ducks to a three-year contract worth $4.4 million. The 22 year old right winger played in 42 games last season and scored 10 goals and 21 points.  Six of those goals were game winners, which placed him in sixth place overall in the NHL.  Palmieri aims to […]

NHL Schedule Released

The NHL wanted to make sure all agreements were in place regarding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, before releasing the regular season schedule. As expected, the NHL will put the season on pause from February 9 – 25, 2014, so that players can represent their national teams and compete in Sochi.  The season […]

Penner Signs With Ducks

When Dustin Penner was first on the Ducks, they called him "Big Pen" and with good reason.  At 6'4" and 240 pounds, he was a formidable presence on a line with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf.  After winning the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, Penner was a restricted free agent.  He got a deal […]

Scott Niedermayer – Hall of Fame!

Some years are tougher than others to nominate candidates for the NHL Hall of Fame.  This year?  Pretty easy. Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan were all nominated, along with Fred Shero in the Builders category and Geraldine Heaney, just the third woman to be inducted. This was the first year that Niedermayer was […]