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Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen lost in a shootout Tuesday night versus Calgary. | 11/19/2014 10:11 AM
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Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen lost in a shootout Tuesday night versus Calgary.
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Impact
He stopped 16-of-19 shots on goal, but still has a solid record of 7-2-4. Anderson also now has a 2.13 GAA and .920 save percentage.
Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen notched three points in Tuesday's loss to Calgary. | 11/19/2014 10:05 AM
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Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen notched three points in Tuesday's loss to Calgary.
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Impact
He had one goal and two assists, along with two shots on goal and a -1 rating on the night. Vatanen has been productive, and now has five goals and 16 points through 20 games.
Anaheim winger Devatne Smith-Pelly (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.. | 11/18/2014 1:54 PM
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Anaheim winger Devatne Smith-Pelly (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list..
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Impact
He could return as soon as Thursday. He has three goals and seven points in 14 games this season.
Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 7:01 PM
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Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday.
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Impact
Kesler gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead over the Kings at the end of the second period. Anaheim, however, allowed a power-play goal halfway through the third period, and the Kings won in overtime. The Kings and Ducks split the home-and-home series this week.
Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin is questionable for Wednesday's game against Los Angeles due to flu-like symptoms. | 11/10/2014 2:52 PM
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Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin is questionable for Wednesday's game against Los Angeles due to flu-like symptoms.
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Impact
Beauchemin doesn't have much fantasy value, but his absence and that of Ben Lovejoy opens up more ice time for an offensive weapon like Sami Vatanen.
Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen has been moved to the top defensive pair with injuries to a number of Anaheim blueliners. | 11/10/2014 2:48 PM
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Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen has been moved to the top defensive pair with injuries to a number of Anaheim blueliners.
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Impact
Vatanen has 10 points, including four power play goals in 16 games this season and has been a very nice surprise. As long as her continues on the Ducks power play he'll be worth starting.
Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (lower body) is probable for Wednesday's game against Los Angeles. | 11/10/2014 2:46 PM
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Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (lower body) is probable for Wednesday's game against Los Angeles.
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Impact
Fowler has nine points (one goal) in 15 games this seasons after posting 36 points last season and is a solid fantasy defensive option.
Anaheim winger Devatne Smith-Pelly gets a shot on the top line with Corey Perry sidelined. | 11/10/2014 2:43 PM
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Anaheim winger Devatne Smith-Pelly gets a shot on the top line with Corey Perry sidelined.
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Impact
He's posted three goals and three asists in 16 games, but has yet to show top line or even top-six production.
after missing a pair of games, Ducks winger Corey Perry has been placed on injured reserve due to flu-like sypmtoms. | 11/10/2014 2:40 PM
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after missing a pair of games, Ducks winger Corey Perry has been placed on injured reserve due to flu-like sypmtoms.
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Impact
Perry can come back as soon as Wednesday. He's a fantasy stud with 11 goals and four assists in 13 games. Devante Smith-Pelly will take his spot on the top line for now.
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf scored on the power play on Friday. | 11/08/2014 10:22 AM
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Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf scored on the power play on Friday.
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Impact
The Ducks captain may be without his top winger, Corey Perry, but he still found the net against the Coyotes. Getzlaf has four goals and 11 assists this season with a plus-three rating.
With the news that John Gibson is out for up to six weeks, it's imperative that Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen return from his leg issues. | 11/04/2014 3:51 PM
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With the news that John Gibson is out for up to six weeks, it's imperative that Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen return from his leg issues.
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Impact
Andersen practiced Tuesday. He is 7-1-0 with a 1.60 GAA and .941 save percentage. In the meantime, Jason LaBarbera would be the obvious option after stepping in for Gibson Tuesday and beating Colorado 3-2.
Ducks goalie John Gibson (2-2, 2.28 GAA, 0.927 SV%) has injured his groin and been placed on injured reserve. | 11/04/2014 3:47 PM
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Ducks goalie John Gibson (2-2, 2.28 GAA, 0.927 SV%) has injured his groin and been placed on injured reserve.
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Impact
He is expected to miss about six weeks. Gibson had allowed just two goals in his last three games and was starting to put pressure on starter Frederik Andersen for more playing time.
Ducks defensive prospect Shea Theodore is still a week-or-two away from returning to the ice. | 11/03/2014 4:19 PM
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Ducks defensive prospect Shea Theodore is still a week-or-two away from returning to the ice.
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Impact
Theodore suffered a ulnar collateral ligament sprain at the start of training camp. Originally, he was supposed to return in four-to-six weeks, but it has already been seven. If you kept him on your squad this long, you might as well keep waiting. He should be back soon and had 79 points in 70 WHL Games last season.
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen picked up his seventh win of the season, on Friday. | 11/01/2014 9:39 AM
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Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen picked up his seventh win of the season, on Friday.
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Impact
He helped defeat the Stars 2-1, by stopping 21-of-22 shots. Andersen is now 7-1-0 with a 1.60 GAA and .941 save percentage.
Ducks winger Corey Perry scored his 10th goal of the season, in Friday's overtime win against the Stars. | 11/01/2014 9:35 AM
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Ducks winger Corey Perry scored his 10th goal of the season, in Friday's overtime win against the Stars.
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Impact
He was +2 on the night, with two penalty minutes, and more impressingly, Perry set up Nate Thompson for the OT winner. Perry now has 14 points and is +9, on the season.
Ducks goalie John Gibson shutout the Blackhawks on Tuesday, stopping all 38 shots he faced, for his first shutout of the season. | 10/29/2014 10:15 AM
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Ducks goalie John Gibson shutout the Blackhawks on Tuesday, stopping all 38 shots he faced, for his first shutout of the season.
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Impact
Gibson allowed six goals in the season opener against Pittsburgh, but voluntarily went down to the minors to work on a few things. Apparently he fixed the problems. Gibson is a must-add in all standard formats.
Ducks goalie John Gibson will start on Tuesday against the Blackhawks. | 10/28/2014 5:40 PM
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Ducks goalie John Gibson will start on Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
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Impact
This is Gibson's second start in three games. He stopped 16-of-17 shots in a victory over Columbus on Friday. If you need a streaming goalie on Tuesday, Gibson is your guy.
Ducks goalie John Gibson started his first game since opening night and performed pretty well. | 10/25/2014 11:25 AM
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Ducks goalie John Gibson started his first game since opening night and performed pretty well.
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Impact
Gibson allowed six goals to the Penguins on Oct. 9, and he hadn't started since because fellow goal Frederik Andersen was playing so well. Gibson allowed one goal on 17 shots on Friday.
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf had two points on Friday against the Blue Jackets. | 10/25/2014 11:23 AM
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Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf had two points on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Getzlaf had a goal and an assist. He finished plus-two with five shots on net. Getzlaf has three goals this season.
Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen continued to shine on the power play on Friday against the Blue Jackets. | 10/25/2014 11:18 AM
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Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen continued to shine on the power play on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Vatanen assisted Corey Perry's power-play goal and then scored a man-advantage goal of his own. Vatanan has three goals and four assists on the season.
Ducks winger Corey Perry scored his league-leading ninth goal of the season on Friday against the Blue Jackets. | 10/25/2014 11:15 AM
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Ducks winger Corey Perry scored his league-leading ninth goal of the season on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Perry scored on the power play on passes from Sami Vatanen and Cam Fowler early in the first period. Perry then assisted Devante Smith-Pelly's goal in the second period. The Ducks won, 4-1. Perry is tied for the league lead with 12 points.
Ducks goalie John Gibson will start on Friday against the Blue Jackets according to the Orange County Register. | 10/24/2014 6:01 PM
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Ducks goalie John Gibson will start on Friday against the Blue Jackets according to the Orange County Register.
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Impact
Gibson started opening night and allowed six goals to the Penguins. Frederik Andersen took over in net and has won his last six starts. During that time, Gibson asked to be sent to the minors to get a few starts to stay fresh, so we do not expect him to at all be rusty on Friday.
Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen scored twice to earn the No. 1 star in Sunday's 3-0 win over St. Louis. | 10/20/2014 12:33 PM
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Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen scored twice to earn the No. 1 star in Sunday's 3-0 win over St. Louis.
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Impact
Vatanen's got five points this season, all of them on the power play. As long as he stays out there in man-advantage situations he will be a solid fantasy option.
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen stopped 27-of-28 shots and earned the victory on Friday against the Wild. | 10/18/2014 9:25 AM
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Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen stopped 27-of-28 shots and earned the victory on Friday against the Wild.
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Impact
Andersen is off to a fantastic start, as he is now 4-0-0 with a 1.72 goals against average, along with a .937 save percentage. Owners who took the chance on him, have it paying off tremendously, early on.
Ducks winger Corey Perry continued his hot start to the season Friday against Minnesota. | 10/18/2014 9:20 AM
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Ducks winger Corey Perry continued his hot start to the season Friday against Minnesota.
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Impact
He scored a goal and was +1 on the night, and now has five goals and seven points through five games. There is no reason to think that Perry is going to slow dowm, as it is looking like he is well on his way to a monster season.
Anaheim Ducks winger Matt Beleskey has three goals in his last three games | 10/16/2014 2:44 PM
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Anaheim Ducks winger Matt Beleskey has three goals in his last three games
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Impact
Beleskey is playing on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and fantasy owners should take advantage of this opportunity because it won't last long. on. Dany Heatley could return in about a week and re-take his spot on the top line.
Winger Patrick Maroon is expected to miss four weeks due to a sprained MCL. | 10/16/2014 2:40 PM
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Winger Patrick Maroon is expected to miss four weeks due to a sprained MCL.
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Impact
Maroon (three points in three games) was taking the place of the injured Dany Heatley, who is out with a groin injury, and playing on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen stopped 39-of-42 shots against the Flyers on Tuesday. | 10/14/2014 10:03 PM
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Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen stopped 39-of-42 shots against the Flyers on Tuesday.
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Impact
Anaheim is splitting time between Andersen and fellow goaltender John Gibson to start the season. Gibson had a couple qustionable starts, so it is nice to see Andersen play well. He posted a .929 save percentage on Tuesday.
Winger Patrick Maroon is not expected to play Tuesday due to an injury suffered in Monday's contest. | 10/14/2014 1:55 PM
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Winger Patrick Maroon is not expected to play Tuesday due to an injury suffered in Monday's contest.
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Impact
Maroon was taking the place of the injured Dany Heatley, who is out with a groin injury, and playing on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
Anaheim Ducks winger Matt Beleskey will play on the top line ... temporarily. | 10/14/2014 1:53 PM
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Anaheim Ducks winger Matt Beleskey will play on the top line ... temporarily.
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Impact
Beleskey is only there because of injuries to Dany Heatley and Patrick Maroon. It could give a short-term boost, but don't overvalue him in the long-term.
Ducks winger Corey Perry notched his fourth goal of the season. | 10/13/2014 7:09 PM
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Ducks winger Corey Perry notched his fourth goal of the season.
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Impact
Through three games, Perry is off to a fantastic start. He registered four shots on goal Monday afternoon, and now has five points on the season.
Ryan Getzlaf was a huge force on offense Saturday night, taking seven shots and scoring twice. | 10/12/2014 12:27 AM
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Ryan Getzlaf was a huge force on offense Saturday night, taking seven shots and scoring twice.
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Impact
It was his first goals of the season, including the game-winner coming with 24 seconds left. We're expecting huge numbers again this season after 87 points in 2013-14.
Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen ran the point on the potent Ducks power play on Thursday night. | 10/11/2014 11:04 AM
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Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen ran the point on the potent Ducks power play on Thursday night.
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Impact
The Ducks scored three times on the power play against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Vatanen earned assists on two of them. Anaheim went with four forwards and just Vatanen as the one defenseman on the man advantage. Vatanen's fantasy value is through the roof if he remains with this unit.
Ducks center Ryan Kesler had two assists in his Anaheim debut in Pittsburgh on Thursday. | 10/09/2014 10:12 PM
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Ducks center Ryan Kesler had two assists in his Anaheim debut in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
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Impact
Kesler played over four minutes on the power play, which is certainly encouraging for his fantasy owners. Both of his assists came with the man advantage. Kesler's fantasy value greatly rises if he can continue to play with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on the power play.
Ducks winger Corey Perry registered his sixth-career hat trick as the Ducks lost to the Penguins, 6-4, on Thursday. | 10/09/2014 10:05 PM
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Ducks winger Corey Perry registered his sixth-career hat trick as the Ducks lost to the Penguins, 6-4, on Thursday.
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Impact
Perry took advantage of a Marc-Andre Fleury mishap to score his first goal. Fleury left his crease to play the puck and turned it over to Ducks' Patrick Maroon, who then found Perry wide open in front of the net. Perry also scored twice on the power play. Despite the three points, he finished with a minus-one rating.
Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (leg) has received medical clearance to play, but is likely still a game-time decision. | 10/09/2014 4:07 PM
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Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (leg) has received medical clearance to play, but is likely still a game-time decision.
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Impact
Fowler (6 G, 30 A) is expected back sometime on the Ducks opening four-game road trip, but it may not be for the opener.
Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (leg) was on the ice yesterday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Pittsburgh. | 10/07/2014 1:27 PM
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Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (leg) was on the ice yesterday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Pittsburgh.
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Impact
Fowler (6 G, 30 A) should be back sometime on the Ducks four-game road trip, but it may not be for the opener.
Winger Patrick Maroon is practicing on the first line with center Ryan Getzlaf and winger Corey Perry. | 09/29/2014 6:00 PM
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Winger Patrick Maroon is practicing on the first line with center Ryan Getzlaf and winger Corey Perry.
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Impact
Maroon is taking the place of the injured Dany Heatley, who is out with a groin injury. Maroon is a player worth keeping an eye on because there is no timetable for Heatley's return. If Maroon plays well, he may even stay on the first line when Heatley does return.
Ducks center Saku Koivu retired last week ending his career after 18 seasons with Montreal and Anaheim. | 09/20/2014 2:05 PM
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Ducks center Saku Koivu retired last week ending his career after 18 seasons with Montreal and Anaheim.
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Impact
Koivu was never a superstar fantasy value, but he did have two 70-plus points seasons and finished his career with 255 goals and 577 assists.
Ducks right wing Kyle Palmieri suffered a high ankle sprain to his right leg and is expected to miss about two weeks. | 09/20/2014 1:58 PM
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Ducks right wing Kyle Palmieri suffered a high ankle sprain to his right leg and is expected to miss about two weeks.
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Impact
That timetable would return him to the lineup just around opening day. He had 14 goals and 17 assists in 71 games last season - not everyday start-worthy, but a nice fill-in option for fantasy owners.
Anaheim defensive prospect Shea Theodore will miss 4-6 weeks due to an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his right elbow. | 09/20/2014 1:54 PM
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Anaheim defensive prospect Shea Theodore will miss 4-6 weeks due to an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his right elbow.
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Impact
Theodore put up huge numbers in the WHL last season (22 goals, 57 assists) and had an outside shot at making the opening day roster, but this will end that hope.
Ducks re-sign Antoine Laganiere | 07/17/2014 12:04 PM
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Antoine Laganiere has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Anaheim Ducks.
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Impact
Laganiere had 10 goals and 18 points in 72 AHL games in 2013-14. He's likely to return to the minors for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
Louis Leblanc agrees to terms with Anaheim | 07/11/2014 6:41 PM
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Louis Leblanc has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
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Impact
The Ducks acquired Leblanc from Montreal for a conditional fifth round pick, which will be activated if he played in at least 15 games with Anaheim next season. He had 28 points and 63 penalty minutes in 70 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Jesse Blacker agrees to a two-way contract | 07/10/2014 9:45 PM
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The Anaheim Ducks have re-sign Jesse Blacker to a one-year, two-way deal.
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Impact
The Ducks acquired Blacker from the Toronto Maple Leafs in November. He will come with an annual cap hit of $550,000 at the NHL level.
Ducks re-sign Matt Clark | 07/10/2014 9:43 PM
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Matt Clark has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Anaheim.
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Impact
Clark can earn $550,000 if he spends the season with the Ducks, but we doubt that will happen. He had two assists in 23 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Dany Heatley hopes to rebound in 2013-14 | 07/10/2014 9:19 AM
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Dany Heatley sees the move to Anaheim as a chance for him to bounce back.
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Impact
"I feel like I was kind of in a tough spot in Minnesota," Heatley said. "I feel like I have a lot to give and want to prove a lot of people wrong. I'm very happy that Anaheim has given me that chance." Part of the reason we don't like Heatley's chances of bouncing back in any meaningful way is because he's been on a steady decline for years. This wasn't just a matter of one rough season and it didn't start with his move to Minnesota. You can't fault the Ducks for giving Heatley a chance when the cost was just a one-year, $1 million deal, but there's a reason why he had to settle for that amount in the first place.
Dany Heatley signs one-year deal with Ducks | 07/09/2014 5:53 PM
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Dany Heatley has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
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Impact
The chances of Heatley bouncing back to the point where he's a serviceable top-six forward aren't great, but we can't fault the Ducks for taking a chance on him at that price. Heatley had 12 goals and 28 points in 76 contests in 2013-14.
Stoner happy to get four years from Ducks | 07/02/2014 8:12 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks' willingness to give Clayton Stoner a fourth year played a big role in him signing with the team.
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Impact
Stoner inked a four-year, $13 million contract on July 1. He had five points and 84 penalty minutes in 63 games with Minnesota last season. "As a player on a different team, you always look at Anaheim as being a beautiful place to live," Stoner said. "But at the same time, it's amazing what they've done as an organization. A lot of times, the warmer climates aren't big hockey meccas, and sometimes the teams aren't as good, but Anaheim goes completely against that."
Anaheim signs Jason LaBarbera | 07/01/2014 6:47 PM
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Jason LaBarbera has agreed to a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks.
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Impact
Right now it looks like Frederik Andersen and John Gibson will start the season as the Ducks' goaltenders, but LaBarbera might be able to earn a spot out of training camp. Of course, we wouldn't rule out the possibility of Anaheim getting a more established NHL goaltender before the summer's over.
Clayton Stoner signs with the Ducks | 07/01/2014 12:44 PM
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Clayton Stoner has agreed to a four-year, $13 million contract with Anaheim.
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Impact
Stoner had five points and 84 penalty minutes in 63 games in 2013-14. Even if you're looking for a source of penalty minutes, you can do better than Stoner in standard leagues.
Stephane Robidas fielding many offers | 06/30/2014 7:21 PM
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The agent for UFA defenseman Stephane Robidas claims his client is fielding offers from a numbers of teams interested in acquiring his services.
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Impact
Robidas is reportedly seeking a 2-3 year contract and has been contacted by as many as eight different clubs. The blueliner is believed to have fully recovered from the broken leg that ended his season in April and has assured teams he'll be at 100 percent by the start of training camp.
Mathieu Perreault may not be back with Ducks | 06/30/2014 6:56 AM
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Mathieu Perreault may not return to Anaheim as he is slated to become a restricted free agent on Tuesday.
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Impact
The Ducks have Ryan Getzlaf and Rikard Rakell at center and have added Ryan Kesler and Nate Thompson in the last few days so that Perreault may be the odd man out in Anaheim. He had 18 goals and 43 points last season so he should be in demand by teams looking for a second line center.
Anaheim acquires Nate Thompson | 06/30/2014 6:52 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Nate Thompson from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for two 2015 draft picks.
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Impact
The Lightning will get a fourth and seventh round pick for Thompson as the Ducks continue to strengthen down the middle after acquiring Ryan Kesler on Thursday. Thompson will help on the penalty kill and at the face off dot. He chipped in with nine goals and 16 points last season so his fantasy value is negligible.
At least five teams contacted Jonas HIller | 06/29/2014 5:01 PM
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Pending UFA goalie Jonas Hiller received contact from as many as five teams, according to Fox Sports Midwest's Andy Strickland.
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Impact
As adamant as the Anaheim Ducks were about not trading Hiller at the deadline, it now seems like the Swiss goalie may very well walk for nothing. Depending on the situation, he could be a nice mid-draft pick for 2014-15.
Ducks pick Marcus Pettersson in second round | 06/28/2014 11:07 AM
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Marcus Pettersson was chosen by the Anaheim Ducks with the 38th overall pick in the 2014 draft.
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Impact
The Ducks made this selection with Toronto's pick, which was acquired in the Peter Holland deal. The 6-foot-4, 167-pound Pettersson is a project with great upside. He has intriguing tools to become a two-way defenseman at the NHL, it's just a matter of refining them and gaining the strength to become harder on the puck and more willing to engage physically. The Swedish blueliner plays in all situations, modeling his game after fellow countryman Jonas Brodin. The former center has terrific puck skills and offensive instincts, with great distribution skills and a hard shot. While he is a good skater for his size, his agility could improve. Pettersson's defensive side needs work, though he is sound positionally and has a long reach. The rearguard tallied 18 points in Swedish juniors, where he was the assistant captain and took on a leadership role.
Nick Ritchie unlikely to make Ducks initially | 06/28/2014 8:49 AM
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The opportunity for Nick Ritchie to make the Ducks out of training camp is beyond slim and closer to none, according to the Orange County Register.
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Impact
But Anaheim's first overall draft choice is not fazed by the longshot status. "I think if you want to do something, you've got to believe that you can," Ritchie said. "I think that I'm ready to do that. I'm going to do whatever it takes to hopefully make that team." Ritchie, a 6-foot-2, 226-pound winger, was the 10th overall choice in Friday's NHL draft.
Ryan Kesler eager to start new life as a Duck | 06/28/2014 8:44 AM
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Ryan Kesler, who was acquired in a trade by the Ducks from the Canucks hours ahead of Friday night's NHL Entry Draft, spent all 10 years of his NHL career with Vancouver but is excited about going to Anaheim.
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Impact
"For me and my family, it's a positive move," Kesler said. "We're excited to be going to Anaheim. At the same time, we've called Vancouver home for the last 11 years. We have friends on the team, friends in the city and the organization has treated us very well. Saying that, I'm going to Anaheim to win a championship. That's going to be my sole goal and my team's sole goal. That's basically it."
Anaheim has acquired center Ryan Kesler from the Canucks. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN | 06/27/2014 10:54 PM
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Anaheim has acquired center Ryan Kesler from the Canucks. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN
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Impact
The Ducks are sending Nick Bonino to Vancouver along with Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in tonight's NHL Draft. In ten seasons with the Canucks, Kesler tallied 182 goals while firing 1,557 shots on net.
Anaheim has acquired center Ryan Kesler from the Canucks. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN | 06/27/2014 9:25 PM
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Anaheim has acquired center Ryan Kesler from the Canucks. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN
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Impact
The Ducks are sending Vancouver Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in tonight's NHL Draft. In ten seasons with the Canucks, Kesler tallied 182 goals on 1,557 shots.
Anaheim has acquired center Ryan Kesler from the Canucks. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN | 06/27/2014 9:25 PM
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Anaheim has acquired center Ryan Kesler from the Canucks. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN
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Impact
The Ducks are sending Vancouver Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in tonight's NHL Draft. In ten seasons with the Canucks, Kesler tallied 182 goals while firing 1,557 shots on net.
Ducks take Nick Ritchie with 10th pick | 06/27/2014 8:15 PM
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Nick Ritchie has gone to the Anaheim Ducks with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft.
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Impact
The Ducks acquired this selection from Ottawa in the Bobby Ryan deal. Ritchie is a hulking winger who boasts a 6"2, 226 pound frame. He can score as well as he managed to put up 74 points in 61 games for Peterborough in the OHL this past season and averaged over a point-per-game in the playoffs. He has impressive mobility for a giant, and when he's skating and driving hard the winger is very difficult to stop. Ritchie can own the offensive zone, both on the boards and around the net,by his ability to win puck battles and create scoring chances. Ritchie's play could be inconsistent at times, but an 18 year-old this big and this skilled is not a common commodity.
Kesler didn't want to stick with Vancouver | 06/27/2014 5:59 PM
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Ryan Kesler doesn't think the Vancouver Canucks will be competitive in the near future.
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Impact
That motivated Kesler to a request a trade. "Last year, the season was tough on all the players who play for the Canucks," Kesler said. "I hate losing, and that season was painful, to be honest. The fact that they're in a rebuild and looking to get younger, and years away from being a contender, it was just time for me to move on and win, and hopefully take home a championship." The Ducks are certainly a competitive team, especially with Kesler leading their second line. This core has to prove it can perform in the playoffs though as Anaheim hasn't gotten past the second round since they won the Cup in 2007.
Anaheim acquires Ryan Kesler from Vancouver | 06/27/2014 1:58 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have traded Ryan Kesler and a third round draft pick to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and a third round selection.
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Kesler has struggled offensively over the last three years, in part due to injuries, but the change of scenery should do him some good. It's worth adding that while he had just 43 points in 77 games last season, the Canucks offense as a whole suffered under former coach John Tortorella. Kesler also plays a physical game and is good on the draw. He figures to serve as the Ducks' second-line center.
Ducks could trade for Spezza or Kesler | 06/27/2014 9:04 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks might make a major trade in the very near future.
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With the NHL draft looming, Ducks GM Bob Murray is believed to be in the mix for the Jason Spezza and Ryan Kesler sweepstakes. Landing either one of them would go a long way to establishing the Ducks as a team that can put forward two effective scoring liens. Anaheim has the 10th overall pick as part of the Bobby Ryan trade and might end up parting with it in order to acquire a top-tier center.
Ducks' Bob Murray is the GM of the Year | 06/25/2014 7:54 AM
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Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray was selected as the GM of the Year.
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Murray was also a finalist for the award in 2013. Murray has constructed a young Ducks' team that is slowly becoming a factor in the playoffs. It helps that he was able to lock up Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf to long-term contracts.
Trent Yawney joins Ducks behind the bench | 06/24/2014 12:08 PM
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Anaheim announced the addition of Trent Yawney as an assistant coach on Monday night.
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He recently served as the head coach of the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk. Yawney has 13 seasons of coaching experience between the NHL and the AHL.
Ducks will have three five game road trips | 06/23/2014 6:36 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks will go on the road for five straight games three times this season.
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That is the longest road trip the team will take although they will open the season with four on the road. The Ducks will play seven straight at home from the end of December to the middle of January.
GM Murray thanks Jonas Hiller for his effort | 06/21/2014 10:39 AM
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GM Bob Murray thanked goaltender Jonas Hiller for his work in the cage for the Anaheim Ducks.
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The two sides are parting ways as the Ducks will go with John Gibson and Frederik Andersen in goal next season. "He gave us a great five years," Murray said of Hiller. "Jonas did so much for us, but we have some pretty good kids there so the writing was kind of on the wall." Hiller will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and should find another job in the NHL next season although he may be a backup.
John Gibson's future looks good in Anaheim | 06/21/2014 10:35 AM
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The future of John Gibson in net for the Anaheim Ducks just got rosier with the news that Jonas Hiller will not return next season.
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The Ducks will go with Gibson and Frederik Andersen in goal in 2014-15 and many think that Gibson will get the top job eventually as he is rated at or near the top of most prospects lists for players coming into the NHL. He is worth a gamble next season in pools as he saw some playoff action against the Kings in round two and looked quite good.
Rickard Rakell expected to have bigger role | 06/21/2014 10:31 AM
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Look for Rickard Rakell to have a bigger role with the Anaheim Ducks in 2014-15.
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Rakell was drafted at the end of the first round in the 2011 Draft and spent most of last season with the Ducks AHL team in Norfolk where he managed 14 goals and 37 points in 46 games. He also had four assists in 18 regular season games this season with Anaheim and scored his first NHL goal in the playoffs. The Ducks will not have Saku Koivu returning so Rakell should have a good shot at the third line center's job and that could be upgraded to the second line if the Jason Spezza rumors to Anaheim prove to be just rumors.
Ducks have started talks with RFA Perreault | 06/19/2014 3:08 PM
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Mathieu Perreault is speaking with the Ducks about a new contract.
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He's a pending restricted free agent who Anaheim GM Bob Murray wants to re-sign. Perreault has arbitration rights, so getting him under a new deal is viewed as a more pressing matter than fellow RFAs Jakob Silfverberg and Devante Smith-Pelly.
Ducks will let Jonas Hiller test FA market | 06/19/2014 2:44 PM
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Jonas Hiller will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
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The move was expected for quite a while, but Anaheim GM Bob Murray has confirmed that Hiller won't be offered a contract. The Ducks have liked what they've seen from young netminders Frederik Andersen and John Gibson, so Hiller was seen as expendable. Hiller posted a 29-13-7 record with a .911 save percentage, a 2.48 GAA and five shutouts in 2013-14.
Ducks won't bring back Saku Koivu | 06/19/2014 2:38 PM
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Saku Koivu won't get a contract offer from the Anaheim Ducks, according to GM Bob Murray.
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The veteran forward is considering retirement, but he did say that he would've preferred to stay with the Ducks if he decided to return for another year. Koivu may decide to check what offers he gets on July 1 from other clubs before deciding if he will call it career.
Daniel Winnik won't be retained by Anaheim | 06/19/2014 2:34 PM
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Daniel Winnik will be permitted to test unrestricted free agency.
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Anaheim GM Bob Murray said the team won't offer Winnik a new contract after he spent the last two years with the club. He notched six goals and a career-high 30 points in 76 games this past season.
Patrick Maroon could be a nice PIM option | 06/15/2014 3:54 PM
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Kyle Clifford led the 2014 playoffs with 39 PIM, but Patrick Maroon was second with 38 despite playing 11 fewer games.
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The Anaheim Ducks power forward also had 101 PIM during the regular season, certainly worth noting since he also scored 11 goals and 29 points in that 62-game span. He could be a nice lower-tier PIM option in that he's showing potential to produce decent points.
Saku Koivu thinking about retirement | 06/15/2014 7:22 AM
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Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu is considering retirement.
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The 39-year-old is up in the air as to whether or not he wants to play in 2014-15. The Ducks may be looking for another center as well, but if Koivu did return to the NHL, he would prefer re-joining the Ducks. He had 11 goals and 29 points in 65 games last season so his fantasy value is negligible.
Ducks acquire Louis Leblanc from Montreal | 06/14/2014 3:31 PM
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Louis Leblanc has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional 2015 fifth-round draft pick.
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"After three seasons with the Canadiens organization we felt that moving forward the best option for Louis and our organization was to give him the opportunity to pursue his career with another team," said Montreal GM Marc Bergevin. "Throughout his entire stay with our organization Louis showed great professionalism and a constant desire to improve. We thank him for his contribution and wish him success for the continuation of his career." He skated in 50 games with the Canadiens over the past three seasons, where he notched five goals and five assists. Leblanc was the 18th overall pick in the 2008 draft, but he hasn't been able to establish himself as a professional player yet. It's likely that he'll mostly play in the minors with Anaheim as well.
Ducks assistant coach to bolt for WHL | 06/02/2014 6:56 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks will lose assistant coach Bob Woods as he will be named the new GM and head coach of the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL.
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Woods came to the Ducks when head coach Bruce Boudreau was named the new coach of Anaheim in November, 2011 as both were fired earlier that season with the Washington Capitals. Woods received permission from Ducks GM Bob Murray to talk to the junior club as he wanted to become a head coach again, something he hadn't done since 2009 when he led the Hershey Bears of the AHL.
Murray, Bergevin, Lombardi are GM finalists | 05/23/2014 2:29 PM
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Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray is one of the three finalists for the general manager of the year award.
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Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi and Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin are the other two nominees. Murray recently got a four-year extension after his team posted a 54-20-8 record in the playoffs. Under Murray, the Ducks have built a great farm system that they're only beginning to get the rewards of, so Anaheim should be a strong team for years to come.
Stephane Robidas wants to extend career | 05/19/2014 6:47 PM
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Stephane Robidas, whose season ended due to a broken right leg, is interested in extending his career.
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Robidas was limited to 38 games in 2013-14. The 37-year-old defenseman is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and Ducks GM Bob Murray didn't seem willing to confirm or deny his team's interest. "He liked it here," Murray said. "Most guys when they come here, they like it here and you can't blame them. It's a good organization. We have great ownership. I'm sure he likes it here, but it's a process over the next couple of weeks regarding the direction we're going. I thought he was getting better every game before the injury. I feel real bad for him because he's a warrior and a character guy, so he'd definitely a consideration. We're evaluating everything. "
Saku Koivu not ready to decide on his future | 05/19/2014 6:21 PM
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Saku Koivu won't make a decision regarding his future anytime soon.
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"I'll take a couple of weeks to decide [on my future]," Koivu said. "Get away for a little bit and then take it from there." The Ducks might have interest in re-signing him as a bottom-six forward if he decides to extend his career. Even if they want to move on, there's still a fair chance that another team will ink him to a one-year deal if he doesn't mind moving at this stage of his career. He had 11 goals and 29 points in 65 games in 2013-14.
Frederik Andersen had a sprained MCL | 05/19/2014 2:23 PM
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Frederik Andersen's lower body injury was a sprained MCL.
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Andersen was close to recovering when the Ducks were eliminated, so he might have been available for the Western Conference Final. He might end up competing with John Gibson for the starting job in 2014-15, but we wouldn't rule out the possibility of the Ducks signing a veteran goaltender to a short-term contract.
Ducks extend GM Bob Murray | 05/19/2014 1:57 PM
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The Anaheim Ducks have given general manager Bob Murray a four-year extension.
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Anaheim is coming off a solid campaign where they came within one victory of the Western Conference Final. The Ducks have a solid and still relatively young core, but they do have some question marks going into this summer. The biggest one is what to do with their goaltending situation. Jonas Hiller was seldom used in the playoffs and probably won't be back, but do the Ducks feel comfortable going into the 2014-15 campaign with the promising, but relatively inexperienced duo of Frederik Andersen and John Gibson?
Mathieu Perreault had a groin injury | 05/19/2014 1:26 PM
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Mathieu Perreault's lower-body injury was a groin problem.
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Perreault missed Game 4 of the second round as a result. He had two goals and three assists in 11 playoff contests.
Ryan Getzlaf had a shoulder injury | 05/19/2014 1:15 PM
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Ryan Getzlaf dealt with a shoulder injury during the Ducks' first-round series against the Dallas Stars.
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Getzlaf still ended up with four goals and 15 points in 12 playoff games. He's a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy this year, although he will probably end up losing the award to Sidney Crosby.
Ryan Getzlaf not happy with play of Ducks Fri | 05/19/2014 6:46 AM
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Ryan Getzlaf was not at all happy with the way the Anaheim Ducks came out to play Game 7.
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Game 7 against the Los Angeles Kings was a home game for the Ducks but they were totally outplayed by the Kings who scored three times in the first. "This whole thing, it's a bitter pill," Getzlaf said. "To come out and let them get that lead ... I lay a lot of that on our shoulders. Things that we need to do differently. Nerves got us a little bit. Pucks were bouncing around a little bit and they were capitalizing. When they come out with a 3-0 lead, you're probably not going to beat a team like the Kings." It was the second straight year that the Ducks lost a Game 7 at home. Changes will be made and most likely in goal where UFA to be, Jonas Hiller, is not expected to be re-signed.
LA Kings classy in tribute to Teemu Selanne | 05/18/2014 5:59 AM
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The Los Angeles Kings were classy in their tribute to the now-retired Teemu Selanne at the end of the game on Friday.
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The Kings stayed on the ice after winning Game 7 in Anaheim and tapped their sticks in honoring Selanne. "We'd stay out there for 20 minutes if we could," Justin Williams said. Selanne was so highly regarded around the NHL, they probably would have. He ends his career with 684 regular season goals and 1457 points in 1451 games and chipped in 44 goals and a similar amount of assists in 130 playoff matches. We wish Selanne all the best in retirement.
Veteran Saku Koivu contemplating his future | 05/17/2014 10:10 AM
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Ducks veteran Saku Koivu is going to think about retiring.
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After his team was eliminated from the post-season by the Los Angeles Kings Friday night, Koivu said he is going to contemplate his future but has not made a decision yet. "You are going to feel sorry for yourself for a while and then you get back to normal life," Koivu said. "I really don't have an answer for you . . . [just] really take a good, careful look." Koivu had one assist in 13 playoff games this season and was a minus 3. He is 39.
A series of highs and lows for G John Gibson | 05/17/2014 9:48 AM
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The playoff series between the Ducks and Kings started in storybook fashion for John Gibson and ended Friday night with a chapter he'll want to rewrite.
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Gibson, the Ducks' 20-year-old goalie prodigy, had a sterling Game 4 shutout that got his team even in the best-of-seven set. It ended Friday with him watching from the bench in the second period. The Kings blitzed him for four goals on 18 shots and chased him from the game two minutes into the second period, dealing the seemingly unfazed rookie the lowest of moments in a 6-2 Game 7 rout. Gibson said: "We weren't ready from the start. I didn't make the saves I had to make and we lost the game." Teammate Andrew Cogliano said: "I think a lot of the buzz is going to be about him and I think that's unfortunate because he was in a pretty tough spot and he's a young guy. Obviously he didn't have the game he wanted to. I'm sure he can say that for himself. I don't think he deserves any of the blame for this loss."
Corey Perry has high praise for winning Kings | 05/17/2014 9:39 AM
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Ducks star Corey Perry had high praise for the Kings after they were trounced 6-2 in Game 7 of their playoff series and were eliminated Friday night.
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"We're close," Perry said. "But close isn't good enough. We're trying to write our own memories, but that's a great team over there. They play a hard-nosed physical game and they forecheck the hell out of you. They're probably the toughest team to play when they have the lead. And they have a great goaltender (Jonathan Quick). They're certainly not a 3 seed." Actually, three of the four Stanley Cup semifinalists -- Montreal, Chicago and Los Angeles -- were No. 3 in their divisions. Only the Rangers were second.
Coach Bruce Boudreau now 1-5 in Game 7s | 05/17/2014 9:25 AM
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After the Anaheim Ducks were slaughtered 6-2 by the Los Angeles Kings Friday night, Bruce Boudreau's coaching record in Game 7s dropped to 1-5.
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And Boudreau was flabbergasted. The Kings were ahead 3-0 after the first period. "The first period was like men against boys, quite frankly," Boudreau said. "They were bigger, stronger, faster, seemed more determined. We were on our heels. Everything that we said that we wanted not to do, we did."
Kings pay tribute to Finnish Flash after game | 05/17/2014 9:18 AM
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The Flash is finished.
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"I knew it was either going to be an unbelievable big party or a huge disappointment, and there's nothing in between," Teemu Selanne said after the Ducks not only were eliminated by the Kings in third-round playoff action Friday night, but vaporized, 6-2. "This time it was not the party, so very disappointing." His 1,581st NHL game - counting the regular season and playoffs - was his final one. Selanne finished with 728 goals and 817 assists in 21 NHL seasons. His many fans included his opponents. The Kings stuck around after Friday's game and tapped their sticks on the ice to pay tribute to Selanne. "We'd stay out there for 20 minutes if we could," Kings forward Justin Williams said afterward. "Everything great has to end somewhere," Selanne, 43, said. "Obviously, there's going to be a lot of sadness, but overall there's going to be a lot of happiness. I feel very special."
Corey Perry scores in Ducks' tragic loss | 05/17/2014 12:08 AM
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Corey Perry scored one of two Ducks goals on Friday night during a miserable Game 7 loss against the L.A. Kings.
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Perry's 11th point in 13 games this post-season came during the Ducks 6-2 defeat at the Honda Center. Perry connected early in the third period, but the Ducks were never even close to matching the Kings' intensity in the deciding loss. Bruce Boudreau, Ryan Getzlaf, Teemu Selanne and the mighty Ducks are now eliminated from Stanley Cup contention while the rival Kings trudge forward.
John Gibson takes loss in miserable Game 7 | 05/16/2014 11:56 PM
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John Gibson was yanked after allowing four goals in the first 22 minutes of an ugly 6-2 Game 7 loss for the hometown Ducks on Friday night versus L.A.
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Gibson earned two massive wins for Anaheim in Games 4 & 5 in the series, proving he could be a star that was raised through the U.S. National Team Development Program. But Game 7 was not a pleasant evening for the rookie, as the Kings hammered the Ducks, overcame 3-2 deficit in the series and trudged on to the Western Conference Finals.
John Gibson will start in Game 7 on Friday | 05/16/2014 6:07 PM
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John Gibson is expected to play between the pipes on Friday.
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That's not a surprise, but we'll mention it anyways in case you thought that the Ducks might shy away from starting the 20-year-old Gibson in a Game 7. He has a 1.69 GAA and .946 save percentage in three playoff contests.
Teemu Selanne fighting to extend his career | 05/16/2014 10:17 AM
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Teemu Selanne needs the Ducks to win Friday to extend his playing career.
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Anaheim and Los Angeles are preparing for Game 7 of the second round series. Selanne has committed to retiring at the end of the Ducks' playoff run, so this might be it for him. He has two goals and four assists in 11 playoff games. "Teemu is incredibly important to this organization," Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy said. "The Samuelis (Henry and Susan) own the team, but Teemu has been the team. Forever. But (Friday night), this is bigger than Teemu. This is for our season. We need to be ready to go for everybody. For all 20 guys. For the hundreds of people that work for this team. This is, obviously, an incredibly important game."
Ducks aim to avoid repeat of 2013 | 05/16/2014 10:10 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks are looking to avoid a repeat of their Game 7 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in 2013.
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The Ducks will play against the Kings Friday night in the final game of their second round series. "The feeling is different now," Andrew Cogliano said. "There's no reason to be nervous. We've laid it all on the line this year. We've come back from 2-0 in this series ... To have one game to go to the conference finals is special; guys want to take advantage of it." If Anaheim wins, it will make its first trip to the Western Conference Final since 2007.
John Gibson is looking forward to Game 7 | 05/16/2014 9:10 AM
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John Gibson is determined to continue to make the most of the opportunity that he's been given.
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Gibson was thrown into the Ducks net in the middle of the second round and has posted a 1.69 GAA and .946 save percentage in three contests thus far. However, there are questions about whether or not the pressure will impact the 20-year-old in Game 7 on Friday. "I think anytime you're in a Game 7 it's a little bit different and it's obviously one of the biggest series (ever) in California," Gibson said. "We're looking forward to it and I think having it at home will be extra special."
Bruce Boudreau is 1-4 in Game 7s | 05/16/2014 9:05 AM
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Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau is just 1-4 in Game 7s.
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Boudreau has also never made it past the second round, but he's spent most of his career as a bench boss with the Washington Capitals. Game 7 against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday is a great opportunity for Boudreau to show that he's capable of guiding a team through a lengthy playoff run despite the fact that it never happened in Washington.
Nick Bonino picks up an assist Wednesday | 05/15/2014 7:54 AM
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Nick Bonino had an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 loss on Wednesday.
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Bonino has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last four games. He has four goals and three assists in 12 postseason contests.

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