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A healthy Simon Despres looking for a fresh start with Ducks

ANAHEIM – Simon Despres simply wasn’t right. It looked that way when he was playing and, in his own words, it definitely felt that way. When the Ducks were leaving the Honda Center ice after a Game 7 loss to Nashville, Despres was left with a...
Via The OC Register
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Speed and Intensity Continues on Day 2 of Ducks Training Camp

By Kyle Shohara | AnaheimDucks.com Another day of Ducks camp has come and gone, and much like yesterday, the on-ice work today focused on speed and tenacity. Head coach Randy Carlyle wants his team to attack, but also wants his players to know ...
Via NHL.com
15 hours ago

Miller: Ducks ornery as soon as they punch in at training camp

ANAHEIM – Ice hockey is a game in which you're allowed to ball up your hand and throw your fist. So it came from personal experience when Kevin Bieksa detailed the difficulty of the sport’s postseason continuing last spring after the Ducks again...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Jones Grabs PTO With Ducks

As training camps across the NHL opened Friday, David Jones was a name that hadn’t yet been given a contract or attached to a team on a tryout (PTO). By the afternoon it had been revealed that he is joining the Anaheim Ducks on a PTO. David Jones here on a PTO. Brief stint with the Wild last season. — Curtis Zupke (@curtiszupke) September 23, 2016 The 32-year-old wing...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Carlyle Uses High-Octane Practice on Day 1 of Camp

By Kyle Shohara | AnaheimDucks.com A familiar voice could be heard bellowing inside The Rinks – Anaheim Ice this morning, as the Ducks officially opened their 2016 training camp. Randy Carlyle, the winningest coach in franchise history, was bac...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago

Anaheim Ducks still feeling punch drunk

ANAHEIM >> Ice hockey is a game in which you're allowed to ball up your hand and throw your fist.So it came from personal experience when Kevin Bieksa detailed the difficulty of the sport's postseason continuing last spring after the Ducks again had been knocked out -- technically, dramatically and pathetically.
Via LA Daily News
2 days ago

Ducks Announce 2016-17 TV Schedule

The Anaheim Ducks and Prime Ticket/FOX Sports San Diego announced today the club’s local television schedule for the 2016-17 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season. Throughout Southern California and Las Vegas, eighty games will air live on F...
Via NHL.com
3 days ago

Anaheim Needs ‘Young Ducklings’ to Step Up

Hockey fans rejoice with World Cup of Hockey and rookie camps underway. Plus, training camps are weeks away which means NHL teams have their rosters set for the 2016-17 season. The Anaheim Ducks fans are not as thrilled with their favorite team’s incomplete roster that lacks sufficient scoring depth to contend in the Western Conference. On top of that, this team will certainly...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Rickard Rakell Undergoes Successful Surgery

It’s been an up-and-down offseason for Anaheim Ducks’ forward Rickard Rakell. The 23-year-old forward was originally announced as Team Sweden’s replacement for Alexander Steen at the World Cup of Hockey in August before being replaced by Patrik Berglund himself due to stomach virus. The Ducks recently announced that Rakell underwent successful surgery to remove scar tissue...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Ducks center Rickard Rakell has surgery, status for training camp uncertain

Rickard Rakell underwent surgery late this week to fix issues related to his appendectomy last spring, putting the young Ducks forward out of action for at least two weeks. The Ducks confirmed reports out of Rakell's native Sweden that Rakell had to...
Via The OC Register
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Getzlaf scores in OT, Canada tops Russia 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Getzlaf beat Sergei Bobrovsky on a breakaway at 3:29 of overtime to give Team Canada to a 3-2 victory over Team Russia in a World Cup of Hockey exhibition Wednesday night. Bobrovsky made 45 stops, some of them spectacular, but couldn't wrangle the puck when Getzlaf slipped it between his pads during the 3-on-3 extra session. John Tavares and Patrice Bergeron...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweden's Rickard Rakell remains hospitalized with illness

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Rickard Rakell remains in a hospital in Sweden with an unspecified illness, putting his availability for the World Cup of Hockey in doubt. Swedish coach Rickard Gronborg said Sunday night that Rakell did not travel with the team to Washington for its next exhibition game and instead had more tests done at a hospital in Gothenburg. The Anaheim Ducks forward...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

George Parros joins the NHL’s player safety department

The NHL is bringing in a retired hockey enforcer to help enforce player safety. James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports the NHL has hired former Anaheim Ducks tough guy George Parros in an unknown role at the league’s player safety department. NHL announces retired enforcer George Parros is joining the league's player safety department. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) September...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks continue puzzling summer, sign Antoine Vermette

After being ousted early in the playoffs, the Ducks felt some retooling was needed. Rather than moving toward the future with analytics and a coaching staff that embraces these new methods, they brought on Randy Carlyle as coach. Needing a good bottom-six winger, they brought in Jared Boll. The emphasis on truculence would make one think that the team is moving in that direction...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks re-sign D Korbinian Holzer to 1-year deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Korbinian Holzer has agreed to a one-year, $700,000 deal to return to the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal Tuesday. The German defenseman played 29 games for Anaheim last season, recording three assists. He was a frequent healthy scratch, and he also played for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in San Diego. Holzer has 12 points in 87 career...
Via Associated Press
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The one and only Ilya Bryzgalov wants to return to the NHL

Ilya Bryzgalov is planning to make an NHL comeback. The  35-year-old last appeared in the league in a poor eight-game stint with the Anaheim Ducks, but Bryzgalov in true-Bryzgalovian fashion told NHLPA.com he was able to “rest, both spiritually and mentally” and that his passion for the sport has returned. “I feel the passion inside and the fire in my eyes. I want to face...
Via The Comeback
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler subtly calls out Bruce Boudreau’s faults

The Anaheim Ducks are a team looking for a head coach after releasing Bruce Boudreau following the 2015-16 season. Boudreau may have received more than his fair share of the blame for the Ducks’ season, but he certainly had his faults. When asked about what the team is looking for in a new coach, Ryan Kesler had a list of qualities that subtly also pointed out Boudreau’s weaknesses...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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