Thanks to the NHL Officials Association, Antoine Vermette’s suspension for slashing a referee won’t be reduced. Vermette idiotically took a swing at an official after a faceoff last month. The slash earned him an abuse of official penalty, an ejection and a 10-game suspension from the league. Looking to get his suspension reduced, Vermette appealed the 10-game ban. The NHL and...
The Anaheim Ducks acquired winger Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars on Friday afternoon in exchange for a conditional second-round draft pick. The move should come as no surprise to long-time observers, as general manager Bob Murray held that his club needed another scoring winger up front. Is Eaves the solution to the Ducks’ scoring ills? A quick glance at his surface-level...
Via The Hockey Writers
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NEW YORK (AP) NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Saturday upheld the 10-game suspension assessed to Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette for slashing a linesman. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso's legs after losing a faceoff to Minnesota's Mikko Koivu during the third period of the Ducks' 1-0 win on Feb. 14. Vermette had a hearing with Bettman...
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The Anaheim Ducks turned to the San Diego Gulls, the Ducks’ primary affiliate within the American Hockey League (AHL), for depth in the net and at wing on Wednesday, recalling Gulls goaltender Jhonas Enroth and Nicolas Kerdiles. Enroth put together an impressive stat line after joining the Gulls via trade on Jan. 10, 2017. In his first six games in San Diego, Enroth posted a 6...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Rickard Rakell is perhaps the only Anaheim Ducks forward who should feel good about his offensive game lately, and even he was mired in a five-goal goalless streak when the surging Boston Bruins visited. Rakell came through with two scores in a game that reminded the Ducks they can still fill a net on occasion. Rakell scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:34...
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Looking for a pattern with the Ducks? Keep looking, although this 5-3 win over Boston had its encouragements
ANAHEIM >> Five goals in four games. Five goals in one game. It has been that way for the Anaheim Ducks and it will continue to be, apparently. For a team that has won 32 of 62 games and yet seems to be playoff-protected, it's difficult to let molehills become mountains. On Tuesday they leaned on the spontaneous acrobatics of Jonathan Bernier in net, and they got four goals...
Via LA Daily News
4 days ago
Anaheim Ducks prospect Max Jones lost his temper in a recent OHL game between the London Knights and the Owen Sound Attack and it resulted in a brutal attack on Jonah Gadjovich. Jones wasn’t too pleased that Gadjovich was still fighting for the puck in his team’s crease and it led to a slash to the back of the legs and a cross-check to the face. That’s just ugly.Jones should...
What was Antoine Vermette thinking?The Arizona Coyotes forward slashed an official during Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. What provoked him? It appeared Vermette didn’t like the way the official dropped the puck, so he gave him a whack with his stick – a big no, no. For those thinking, “he didn’t hit him that hard,” that won’t fly. The NHL has a zero...
Chip Kelly is apparently a serious candidate for the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator position, which will be vacated when Kyle Shanahan takes the 49ers job after the Super Bowl.Kelly was fired as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers following a 2-14 season. He did not get involved in any talks for college coaching positions and instead said he was willing to become an offensive...
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