Ducks Rumors & News

  • Ducks won’t renew contract of assistant coach Trent Yawney

    Orange County Register "Trent Yawney was let go by the Ducks on Monday as they will begin looking for an assistant coach to fill out Coach Randy Carlyle’s staff for the second straight summer. Yawney, 52, was with the Ducks organization for the past seven seasons and was the last staff holdover that Carlyle inherited..." April 25

  • Francois Beauchemin Confirms Retirement From NHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After one last season with the Anaheim Ducks in which he was called upon more often than many expected, Francois Beauchemin has called it quits. The veteran NHL defenseman confirmed his retirement on 98.5 Sports radio in Montreal. Explaining that it’s time to take care of his children, Beauchemin..." April 25

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Ducks GM made it clear Carlyle will be back for another season

    The Score "Randy Carlyle's job is apparently safe for now. Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray made it clear Saturday during his exit interview that his head coach will return next season, but said he's also looking to make changes to the team's style of play, according to Mike Coppinger of The Los..." April 22

  • Ducks' Kesler had to learn 'how to basically skate again' after hip surgery

    The Score "The 2017-18 season was a lost one for Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler. He missed the first half of the regular season after undergoing offseason hip surgery, playing in just 44 games and picking up only 14 points. It was his lowest point-per-game average since his second year in the..." April 21

  • Ducks' Kevin Bieksa played in Game 2

    CBS Sports "Bieksa (hand) will return to the lineup for Game 2 against the Sharks on Saturday, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports. Although Bieksa didn't return for Game 1, Korbinian Holzer's placement on waivers ahead of the contest suggested Bieksa was close." April 15

  • Ducks lose with their best defenseman in the press box

    Los Angeles Times "The Ducks were destined for success in the playoffs, Cam Fowler was sure of it. His club first had to qualify for the postseason, no easy task considering how tightly contested the spots were. Of course, the Ducks accomplished that goal, but Fowler was injured before they even clinched a..." April 15

  • Ducks place D Korbinian Holzer on waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to CapFriendly, the Anaheim Ducks have placed defenseman Korbinian Holzer on waivers, a move that will likely be followed by an assignment to the AHL’s San Diego Gulls. Holzer is actually eligible for the AHL playoffs since he was in the minor leagues at the time of the NHL trade..." April 12

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Whether it's Ryan Miller or John Gibson, Sharks will run into a hot goalie

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No matter who lines up in the opposing crease in Thursday’s first round opener, the Sharks will run into the dreaded “hot goaltender.” Who fills the role remains a question, as Ducks starter John Gibson missed the final three games of the regular season, but practiced on Monday. The answer..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Olle Eriksson Ek To Entry-Level Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have added to their goaltending depth today when they signed Olle Eriksson Ek to a three-year entry-level deal, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Eriksson Ek is the younger brother of Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek. The 18-year-old left-handed goaltending prospect was..." April 07

  • Ducks' Eaves won't return for playoffs due to Guillain-Barre syndrome

    CBS Sports "As expected, Eaves (illness) will not return this season due to his Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports. Coach Randy Carlyle did leave open the door for Eaves to return for training camp next season, as questions about the 33-year-old's long-term future..." April 05

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • In his final season, Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin not slowing down

    Orange County Register "Having surpassed the 900-game mark in his NHL career on Sunday, Francois Beauchemin is playing a significant role in the Ducks’ defense corps for the third different time. At 37 and seemingly still possessing some quality hockey, Beauchemin might want to think about taking a run at the coveted..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Ducks' Cam Fowler out 2-6 weeks with shoulder injury

    The Score "Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler will be out anywhere from two to six weeks after sustaining a shoulder injury against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, the team announced Tuesday. The news comes with the Ducks in a battle to nail down one of the remaining playoff spots in the Western..." April 03

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Adam Henrique happy to be playing in Ducks games that matter

    Orange County Register "When a player not only has a major impact as a rookie but tastes playoff success at an early age, it isn’t hard to think that will become a regular thing to expect as his career progresses. Adam Henrique felt that way. When you go to the Stanley Cup Final in your first full season, you can’t..." March 24

  • Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf out vs. Jets due to flu

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is out of the lineup for Friday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets because of the flu. Getzlaf has 11 goals and 56 points in 49 games. " March 23

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Goals are nice but Ducks’ Rickard Rakell wants to be complete

    Orange County Register "Excuse Rickard Rakell if he feels being labeled as a goal scorer is confining. It is a label he can’t deny. Rakell is the Ducks’ leader in that area for two years running and his latest score in their 4-2 victory over New Jersey on Sunday pushed his season total to 31. Just four other Ducks..." March 20

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Ducks’ Kevin Bieksa to undergo surgery on left hand

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks defenceman Kevin Bieksa will undergo surgery on his left hand Friday to remove scar tissue. The 36-year-old blue-liner is expected to miss two-to-five weeks. Bieksa has just eight assists and a minus-13 rating in 59 games for the Ducks this season, his third in Anaheim." March 16

  • With Ducks scraping to make playoffs, Ryan Miller is again part of games that matter

    Orange County Register "The last time Ryan Miller was the man in net for a playoff game was three springs ago with Vancouver, the team the Ducks were facing Wednesday night. His choice to come to Southern California could, in some ways, play out just as he hoped. Miller is a different role with the Ducks, backing up..." March 15

  • Ducks’ Kevin Bieksa on Canucks’ struggles: I’m sure it’s been tough

    Sportsnet "“I’m a Canuck at heart and I’m going down with the ship. I’ll be here until they throw me out of here.” That’s what Kevin Bieksa said during an appearance on the Hockey Night in Canada After Hours segment back in 2014 when he was a member of the Vancouver Canucks. Four years later, Bieksa is..." March 14

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Ducks acquire veteran Chimera from Islanders for Wagner

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have acquired veteran forward Jason Chimera from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Chris Wagner. Chimera, a 17-year NHL veteran, has two goals and nine assists in 58 games this season." February 26

  • NHL Rumors: Ducks Interested In Acquiring Jack Johnson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their acquisition of Ian Cole, the Blue Jackets have a potential replacement for blueliner Jack Johnson if they decide to move him. To that end, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that the Ducks are making a push to acquire the 31-year-old from Columbus. Johnson’s..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Ducks sign Olympian Kelly to one-year deal

    TSN "Canadian Olympian Chris Kelly has agreed to terms on a contract with the Anaheim Ducks that will be worth $1.25 million pro-rated with bonuses. Kelly was the captain of the team that captured the bronze medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, he contributed two goal and one assist in six..." February 25

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Playoff chase keeps Ducks’ minds off uncertainty of trade deadline

    Orange County Register "Will the Ducks add or subtract by Monday’s NHL trade deadline? Only a general manager really knows that and it’s not as if Bob Murray, their decision maker, hasn’t been a mover and a shaker at this time of the year. There is the effect that a deal – or more – can have on a dressing room. This..." February 22

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Ducks out to show GM Bob Murray they should add at trade deadline

    Orange County Register "Sooner rather than later, the Ducks have to start racking up wins, if only to keep from further behind their direct competitors for a playoff spot. Working beside that is the need to show General Manager Bob Murray that they have the goods to not only be a playoff team but one worth parting..." February 16

  • Anaheim Ducks GM: “I’m Not Really Talking To Anybody”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks sit in fifth place in the Pacific Division, just a few points out of the final wildcard spot in the Western Conference. They have a 32-year old #1 center likely headed to the Hall of Fame when it’s all said and done, and a roster populated with All-Star talents. Still, things..." February 14

  • Ducks place defenseman Korbinian Holzer on waivers

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks have decided to make another roster move today, placing Korbinian Holzer on waivers. Dennis Rasmussen, who was put on unconditional waivers yesterday, has cleared and will now have his contract mutually terminated. He’ll forfeit the rest of his salary this season and be able to..." February 13

  • Adam Henrique leading Ducks’ charge towards playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Anaheim Ducks brought back the Flying V, Adam Henrique would be spearheading it at the moment. This isn’t the early 90s, however, so leading the Ducks’ charge as they plot their assault on a playoff spot will have to do. Fans are unlikely to complain too much. Indeed, Henrique has..." February 01

  • Parros still feels heat from decision to suspend Cogliano

    Sportsnet "George Parros is still dealing with the reverberations from a suspension he handed down nearly two weeks ago. The mere fact he was called on at Saturday’s board of governors meeting to explain why Anaheim’s Andrew Cogliano was given a two-game suspension – and why Dustin Brown of the Los..." January 27

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Andrew Cogliano chokes up talking about the end of his iron-man streak

    Pro Hockey Talk "An emotional Andrew Cogliano said having his iron-man streak ended by suspension was a “tough pill to swallow.” Speaking to Fox Sports’ Kent French prior to the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, Cogliano choked up when asked about how tough the past 24 hours had..." January 16

  • Ducks' Cogliano suspended 2 games for hit on Kings' Kempe

    The Hockey News "He'd never missed a game, but now he'll sit for two thanks to a high hit on Adrian Kempe. Ducks left winger Andrew Cogliano's iron man streak has ended at 830 games, even though he's in perfect health, and he has no one to blame but himself, unfortunately. Saturday night's game between the..." January 14

  • Ducks' J.T. Brown: Finds home in Anaheim

    CBS Sports "Brown was claimed off waivers by the Ducks on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of NHL Network reports. Brown was put on waivers by the Lightning on Saturday. He was often a healthy scratch in Tampa, so he'll look to get more time with the Ducks as they battle a good deal of injuries to their forwards." January 14

  • Ducks’ Cogliano to have hearing for hit on Kings’ Kempe

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano will have a hearing with the NHL over an interference penalty he took in the first period of Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Cogliano was given two minutes for interference after he hit Kings forward Adrian Kempe with a high shot at open ice...." January 14

  • Ducks sign Andrew Cogliano to 3-year extension

    Fanrag Sports "The Anaheim Ducks have locked up Andrew Cogliano, formally announcing on Friday that the franchise has signed the forward to a three-year contract extension which will run through the 2020-21 season. The 5-10 forward has been ultra durable for the Ducks, owning the fourth-longest streak of..." January 12