Category Archives: Anaheim Ducks
Tell me if you have heard this before: The Anaheim Ducks draft a Swedish defensemen with their first round pick. It seems to be the new norm for the current scouting panel led by Martin Madden. On June 26th, Bob Murray and Co. announced that they drafted Jacob Larsson, from Frolunda in Sweden. Wondering how he plays? Look no further than Hampus Lindholm, the Ducks first rounder in 2012 and current top defenseman.
Matt Beleskey was a critical part of the Anaheim Ducks regular season (22G, 10A) and helped ignite the offense in the playoffs (8G, 1A). In the coming days, Bob Murray, the Ducks GM, faces a tough decision. Do the Ducks pay up for their goal-scoring winger coming off of a career year or do they try and find production in house or elsewhere on the free agent market? Beleskey is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, and will likely demand a hefty contract in the range of four years at an AAV of ~4M per, a price perhaps too hefty for Bob Murray to pay. (more…)
On Thursday, April 16th, 2015, the Winnipeg Jets and Anaheim Ducks will square off in the first game of their Western Conference Quarterfinal matchup. This series will mark the first time playoff hockey will be back in Winnipeg since 1996. And boy are they ready for it. (more…)
As it comes with every NHL season, the trade deadline leads to mass quantities of rumors, speculation, and the occasional false report. This year, many felt it would be a quiet deadline with the amount of activity teams were involved in before March 2nd. But that was anything but the case, and there was a flurry of activity right until the 3 PM deadline. Some teams made moves for the present, others for the future, but regardless there were winners and losers on both sides. (more…)
As the 2014-15 season creeps near us it’s time to take a look at the teams around the league and predict where they may finish.
It’s all part of the plan. Tampa Bay Lightning GM, Steve Yzerman, has been active since the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup. He did what many didn’t expect; he resigned Ryan Callahan. He bought out Ryan Malone, one of the two biggest problems on the ice. They drafted a very good offensive defenseman in Anthony DeAngelo. Then, on Sunday night, they kept hockey analysts up late with a bevy of trade activity. Today, Yzerman looks to do more. (more…)
Round 1 is finally over and Round 2 match-ups are set. Who will come out victorious and make their way to the Conference Finals?