Ducks Rumors & News

  • Corey Perry: ‘I take a lot of blame for what happened’ after Ducks bounced in first round "As equipment bags were being packed and locker stalls cleaned out, the Ducks held their end-of-season exit interviews inside Honda Center much sooner than they anticipated. It’s been three days since they saw their postseason cut short in another disappointing Game 7 defeat on home ice. This time..." May 01

  • Ducks' Manson suffered mild concussion, separated shoulder in Round 1

    The Score "It's now clear what was ailing Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson in the first round of the playoffs. The team held exit interviews Saturday where Manson revealed that he suffered a mild concussion and a separated shoulder following a hit by Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg in the..." April 30

  • Getzlaf on Boudreau firing: 'Coaches can only do so much'

    The Score "In an all-too-familiar narrative Saturday, the players appear to be shouldering the blame for the firing of Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday. Captain Ryan Getzlaf spoke to the media at the team's closing interviews, and lent his support to his former bench boss. "Coaches can..." April 30

  • Boudreau added to long list of Senators coaching candidates

    Ottawa Sun "Patience, as it turns out, is virtue for Pierre Dorion. While the Senators' general manager will head to Toronto to participate in the NHL’s draft lottery at CBC headquarters Saturday night, Dorion scored a small victory Friday when he was able to officially add Bruce Boudreau to the club’s..." April 30

  • Ducks players accept some of the blame for Coach Bruce Boudreau's firing

    Orange County Register "It didn’t take long for the news of Coach Bruce Boudreau’s firing to reach the Ducks players and some reacted by shouldering some of the blame. “Bruce is a passionate coach and you can’t blame only him for what happened,” center Rickard Rakell told Swedish daily Expressen on Friday. “But maybe..." April 30

  • Ducks fire Bruce Boudreau as coach after five seasons

    Orange County Register "The Ducks on Friday announced that they have fired Bruce Boudreau as their coach. “I would like to thank Bruce for his hard work and dedication to the franchise,” Ducks general Bob Murray said in a statement. “This was a very difficult decision to make. Bruce is a good coach and character..." April 29

  • Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Kesler, Anze Kopitar named Selke finalists

    SB Nation "A couple of familiar NHL names have been named finalists for the 2016 Selke Trophy. On Thursday night, the NHL announced that Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar are the nominees for the 2015-16 season. The Selke is..." April 29

  • Predators send Ducks packing in Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After winning Game 6 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series Monday night, the Nashville Predators saw a message in their locker room: "Noon flight to Anaheim. Pack for six days." Colin Wilson, Paul Gaustad and Pekka Rinne ensured those instructions would..." April 28

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Ducks know they can't play it safe ahead of another Game 7

    The Score "Not unlike most teams that remain standing, the Anaheim Ducks must overcome a hurdle that's induced more than just a few postseason face plants. When Anaheim hosts the Nashville Predators in the terminal clash of its first-round series Wednesday, it'll be looking to snap a three-season run of..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Uncharted terrirtory: Predators force Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Call it a new frontier for the Nashville Predators, one the Anaheim Ducks know all too well. Snapping a scoreless tie with second-period goals by Mattias Ekholm and James Neal, Nashville nursed its lead to the final horn in a 3-1 win over Anaheim on Monday night at..." April 25

  • Oilers need a guy like Kevin Bieksa

    Sportsnet "It’s no great secret that the Edmonton Oilers are in need of defencemen — it’s something Don Cherry has been preaching for years. And when it comes to which type of player might be a perfect fit for the young, offence-heavy club, Cherry points to Kevin Bieksa. “I have said Edmonton, right..." April 24

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Ducks shut down Predators, even series 2-2

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With reporters surrounding him in the middle of the Anaheim Ducks' locker room, captain Ryan Getzlaf was asked if the home team would ever win a game in his team's Western Conference quarterfinal series with the Nashville Predators. "I hope it's us on Saturday," he..." April 21

  • Change in goal sparks Ducks to win in Nashville

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Frederik Andersen went down, but not out. So, too, did the Anaheim Ducks. With Andersen stopping all 27 shots he faced for his second career postseason shutout, Anaheim cut its Western Conference quarterfinal deficit against the Nashville Predators to 2-1 with a 3-0..." April 20

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    Bruce Boudreau confirms that Frederik Andersen will start Game 3 against the Predators.

  • Predators head home with 2-0 lead over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Nashville Predators are halfway to eliminating the preseason favorite for the Stanley Cup. Craig Smith and Shea Weber scored in the second period to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday in the second game of their Western..." April 18

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Kevin Bieksa ready to play for Ducks if needed

    Orange County Register "Kevin Bieksa sat in the Ducks locker room and watched on television as his teammates lost Game 1 of their Stanley Cup playoff series to Nashville. As the minutes ticked down to a 3-2 defeat, Bieksa’s frustration mounted. He wasn’t on the ice Friday because he had been nursing an upper-body..." April 17

  • Ducks Recall LW Ritchie from San Diego (AHL) "The Ducks have recalled left wing Nick Ritchie from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Ritchie, 20 (12/5/95), collected 2-2=4 points with 37 penalty minutes (PIM) in 33 games for the Ducks during the regular season." April 16

  • Forsberg fluke the difference as Preds edge Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Exploiting mistakes can provide the key to success in the Stanley Cup playoffs, as the Nashville Predators demonstrated Friday night. Filip Forsberg scored with 9 minutes, 35 seconds to play to give the Predators a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in the first game of..." April 16

  • Ducks Reassign LW Ritchie to San Diego (AHL) "The Ducks have reassigned left wing Nick Ritchie to the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Ritchie, 20 (12/5/95), collected 2-2=4 points with 37 penalty minutes (PIM) in 33 games for the Ducks during the regular season. The 6-2,..." April 15

  • Ducks going with Gibson in Game 1 against Predators

    The Score "The coin toss came up John Gibson. The Anaheim Ducks goaltender was first off the ice at Friday's optional skate, and he'll be in the crease in Game 1 against the Nashville Predators on Friday night, head coach Bruce Boudreau confirmed. Earlier this week, Boudreau joked he'd flip a coin to..." April 15

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Ducks blank Caps, win Pacific Division title

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- One night after their regular season was supposed to end, the Anaheim Ducks had to travel cross country to make up a game against the Washington Capitals. It was definitely worth the trip. Corey Perry and Nick Ritchie scored second-period goals, Frederik Andersen stopped..." April 10

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks sent John Gibson and Ryan Kesler back to the OC from Denver last night. Both nursing lower-body ailments but should be OK for Game 1.

  • Ducks dunk Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Anaheim Ducks hoped for a Pacific Division title, but finishing strong was more important. They did that with a solid win over the Colorado Avalanche, and they hoped they have something to play for Sunday. Jakob Silfverberg scored twice, John Gibson had 29 saves and the..." April 09

  • Kings win Pacfic showdown with Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A second-period flurry by the Los Angeles Kings made all the difference in the world in a win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. In a showdown between the co-leaders of the Pacific Division, the Kings got a go-ahead goal by Kris Versteeg in the opening minutes of the..." April 08

  • Wheeler, Jets down Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets, last in the Pacific Division, played a significant role in the race for the division championship Tuesday night. Wheeler scored his 24th goal in overtime as the Jets rallied for a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks night in front of 16,743..." April 06

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Short-handed goals propel Ducks over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two mistakes that resulted in two short-handed goals cost the Dallas Stars a chance to secure the best record in the Western Conference, and put the Anaheim Ducks into first place in their division with four games to play. Nate Thompson and Ryan Kesler scored short-handed..." April 04

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    Curtis Zupke @curtiszupke

    Shea Theodore re-assigned to San Diego.

  • Late surge leads to Canucks win in Anaheim

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the second time in two nights, the Vancouver Canucks used a late surge to win despite a depleted forward corps. Dan Hamhuis and Emerson Etem scored within three minutes of each other late in the third period as the Canucks rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim..." April 02

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    Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks

    INJURY UPDATES: Andersen is out with a concussion suffered in the game vs. CGY. Rakell (appendicitis) is out one week.

  • 30d
    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks recalled Chris Wagner from AHL San Diego.

  • 30d
    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    As suspected, Ducks announce David Perron has separated shoulder. Out 4-to-6 weeks from time of injury.

  • 30d
    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    More Ducks stuff. Frederik Andersen has concussion. Suffered last game against Calgary.

  • 30d
    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Anton Khudobin has also been recalled from AHL San Diego. Also, Wagner has signed a two-year deal. Yes, all of this is true.

  • 30d
    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    And Hampus Lindholm is out because of the flu. Possible that either @curtiszupke, @ElliottTeaford or @AbbeyMastracco will draw in.

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    General Fanager @generalfanager

    Chris Wagner (#NHLDucks)
    2 yr 1-way extension @ $637,500 cap
    2016: $625,000
    2017: $650,000

  • Panthers owner: Pirri dealt to avoid paying arbitrator's price

    The Score "It was the threat of arbitration that spooked the Florida Panthers into moving Brandon Pirri at the trade deadline. Co-owner Douglas Cifu confirmed what most pundits deduced in their unpacking of the oddly modest sixth-round pick the Panthers accepted in return from the Anaheim Ducks for the..." April 01

  • Ducks rout Flames, take over 1st in Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks took over first place in the Pacific Division with six games left by matching an obscure NHL record. Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals, Corey Perry added his 32nd goal and Ryan Kesler contributed a goal and three assists in the Anaheim Ducks' 8-3 rout of..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Ducks keep fighting, defeat Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Anaheim Ducks look set in net for the playoffs. John Gibson made 27 saves and Brandon Pirri scored the game winner as the Ducks continued their pursuit of the L.A. Kings and first place in the NHL's Pacific Division with a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on..." March 29

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