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Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to one-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed UFA forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal on Monday afternoon. Daniel Winnik signs a one-year deal with the #leafs. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 28, 2014 Winnik, 29-years-old, scored 30 points (6 goals, 24 assists) with the Anaheim Ducks last season, while averaging 15 minutes a night. Winnik […]
Via The Hockey Report
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trade With Sportscards From The Dollar Store: Quintessential Hockey Names (Etem, Hampus Lindholm, Getzlaf)

I completed my third trade with Douglas from Sportscards From The Dollar Store. You can check out the first here and second here. Doug had a very Anaheim Ducks-centric box break and thankfully I'm his go-to guy for all things Ducks.Doug pulled this sweet Emerson Etem rookie auto/dual relic, numbered 092/249. I'm really hoping Etem gets to spend a full season with the team...

Is Ryan Kesler enough to put the Anaheim Ducks over the top?

Two of the last three seasons have brought about immense success for the Los Angeles Kings, while the NHL’s other two California teams are mired in constant playoff struggles, attracting a reputation for being brilliant in the regular season, but failing to meet the same type of expectations when the postseason rolls around. While it’s the San Jose Sharks that have the more...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Re-Sign Sami Vatanen to Two-Year Contract

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Vatanen, 23 (6/3/91), scored 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 games with the Ducks last season. Among rookie NHL defensemen, Vatanen ranked tied for fifth in goals, fourth in points-per-game (.44) and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sami Vatanen Signs A Two-Year Contract With The Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vatanen, 23 (6/3/91), scored 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 games with the Ducks last season. Among rookie NHL...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stay in School part three, Louis Leblanc

#457461089 / gettyimages.comI am an advocate of college hockey. According to College Hockey Inc., 31 percent of the players in the NHL came from the college ranks. Recently, I have been profiling college hockey players that have left their college teams early, for the lure of the big money in the NHL/professional ranks. Here’s another example of a player that could have benefited...
Via Goon's World
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Roster Changes for the Anaheim Ducks

After a busy season, the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up with quite a few roster changes. Here are some of the biggest ones to keep an eye on for next season. 5. Cutting ties #488284861 / gettyimages.com The Ducks recently cut ties with two forwards, Saku Koivu and Daniel Winnik, as well as goaltender Jonas Hiller. The announcement came right before the NHL draft, beginning the team’s...
Via Beyond The Benches
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Is Active In First Week Of Free Agency

#107896517 / gettyimages.com The Anaheim Ducks brought in three players through free agency early last week; goalies Jason LaBarbera and Igor Bobkov and defenseman Clayton Stoner. The Ducks signed veteran goalie Jason LaBarbera to a one-year deal worth $750,000 on Tuesday. The journeyman goaltender has played for five NHL organizations before joining the Ducks. LaBarbera spent last...
Via Beyond The Benches
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Dany Heatley Signed With Anaheim

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, Heatley, 33, represents a low-cost gamble — a bargain-basement one-year contract worth $1 million. A two-time 50-goal scorer — both times with the Ottawa Senators — Heatley is a reclamation project in the truest sense of the term. As recently as 2010, he played for the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal in...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dany Heatly signs with Ducks: 'I have lots left in the tank'

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After the draft and free-agent dust settled, there was one burning question left facing the Anaheim Ducks: Who would skate on the left side with top line forwards Corey Perry and captain Ryan Getzlaf? They made have found their answer in Dany Heatley when they signed the former Minnesota Wild left winger to a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday afternoon. Heatley...
Via Fox Sports West
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks goalie John Gibson’s new mask has Pac-Man theme, hologram (pic/vid)

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson will be the team’s presumed starting goaltender in the 2014-15 NHL season, and to perhaps commemorate his ascension to the role of No. 1 netminder, he’ll have a pretty awesome new goalie mask when he takes his place between the pipes. While Gibson may be only 20 years old, he […] The post Ducks goalie John Gibson’s new mask has Pac-Man...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Goalie John Gibson Going With Pac-Man Mask For 2014-15 Season (Photo)

After wearing a “Psycho Duck” mask last season, Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson is keeping it strange for the 2014-15 season. Gibson will be sporting a Pac-Man-themed goalie mask come October in honor of the legendary video game from many moons ago. The designer of the mask, Dave Gunnarsson, painted the entire piece of headgear in pixels — even the Ducks’ logos. This gives...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks roll out updated uniforms

The Anaheim Ducks will be sporting a new look in 2014-15. Prior to the start of the NHL Draft, the Ducks announced they’d be abandoning the uniforms which have the “Anaheim Ducks” spelled out on the front in favor of the webbed “D” which they’ve been wearing on their alternate sweater. Here are the new home and away uniforms, which look a lot like the alternates. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks to switch up their jerseys

Hours before the 2014 NHL draft started Friday, the Anaheim Ducks made moves on the trade market and the uniform front. No, the Ducks’ new jerseys will not use the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim logo, but they will have a slightly new look for the upcoming season. The team decided to dump its uniforms that spelled out “Anaheim Ducks” on the crest in favor of a large webbed “D...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Murray: Ducks won't re-sign Hiller, Koivu, Winnik

The Anaheim Ducks will not re-sign Jonas Hiller, Saku Koivu, and Daniel Winnik, general manager Bob Murray confirmed Thursday. The Swiss-born Hiller, 32, has spent the entirety of his seven-year NHL career with the Ducks, posting 162 wins in 326 games. Coach Bruce Boudreau replaced the goaltender with Frederik Andersen after the Ducks lost their first two games in the second-round...
Via Fox Sports West
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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