Ducks Rumors & News

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    Curtis Zupke @curtiszupke

    Silfverberg has been cleared to practice, Bruce Boudreau said. We're told that he skated prior to practice (Silfverberg, not Boudreau).

  • NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine

    TSN "The National Hockey League, responding to what it says is a possible increased use of cocaine among its players, has kick-started talks with the NHL Players Association to add the drug and others like it to the list of banned substances for which the league regularly monitors. "The number of..." October 06

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

    CBS Sports "The NHL hasn't had a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back titles in the late 1990s. Even though it's an incredibly difficult trophy to win once, and even harder to win twice, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone significant roster changes over..." October 05

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Former NHL player Ewen's brain coveted by CTE researchers

    TSN "Leading neuroscientist and concussion expert Dr. Charles Tator wants to examine Todd Ewen's brain. Ewen, 49, died on Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, CTV Calgary reported. Tator said in an interview Monday that he hopes Ewen's family will consider donating his brain to..." September 22

  • Matt Beleskey expects big encore with Bruins

    Boston Herald "Matt Beleskey is very familiar with David Clarkson. The names and career stories of the two NHL wingers will inevitably be linked until such time as Beleskey proves that they shouldn’t be. The B’s very much hope that happens — because on a team loaded with question-mark players, young and..." September 21

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks announce signing of goalie John Gibson to three-year contract extension. $2.3M AAV. Breakdown is $1.5M, $2.1M, $3.3M.

  • Report: Ewen's death classified as suicide

    TSN "Former National Hockey League forward Todd Ewen died on Saturday at the age of 49. According to CTV Calgary, police are classifying his death as a suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A veteran of 518 games in 11 NHL seasons, Ewen broke into the NHL for the St. Louis..." September 21

  • Former NHL defenseman Ryan Whitney retires

    The Score "Ryan Whitney has hung 'em up. The nine-year NHL veteran defenseman and 2010 Olympic silver medalist announced his retirement Sunday morning via Twitter." September 20

  • Ducks' Clayton Stoner charged with unlawful grizzly hunt on B.C.’s central coast

    Vancouver Sun "National Hockey League defenceman Clayton Stoner of the Anaheim Ducks is facing five charges under the Wildlife Act related to the trophy hunting of a large male grizzly bear beloved by aboriginals on B.C.’s central coast. The B.C.-born Stoner is charged with two counts of making a false..." September 17

  • Former 50-goal scorer Dany Heatley signs in Germany

    CBS Sports "For a span of about five years, there were few more dangerous scorers in all of the NHL than Dany Heatley. The two-time 50-goal scorer and Canadian Olympian has been in precipitous decline over the last five seasons, though, and now it looks like his NHL career may be done after going unsigned..." September 17

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

  • Young Ducks defenseman Josh Manson no longer off radar

    Orange County Register "As the player representing the Ducks with the most NHL experience in their rookie camp, Josh Manson deserved to wear the captain's "C" on his sweater for their two Futures Games against San Jose this past weekend. But if you think he was going to lobby for that, then you don't know Josh Manson...." September 15

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Forward Tomas Fleischmann has been invited to the Canadiens' training camp on a professional tryout contract.

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Chris Stewart thinks he's 'good fit' for Anaheim Ducks Cup contender

    Yahoo! Sports "It wasn’t his birthday or a day that held special personal meaning on the calendar, but Chris Stewart was certainly in a celebratory mood on July 12 – and for good reason. The 27-year-old right-winger quickly pointed out that it was the date he signed as a free agent with the Anaheim..." August 21

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Ducks Sign Mike Santorelli to 1-Year Deal

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks have signed unrestricted free agent winger Mike Santorelli to a one-year deal, the team announced on Monday. The team did not disclose financial details of the contract. But, as usual, it only took a few minutes for those details to come out, with Craig Custance reproting that..." August 17

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Ducks sign Carl Hagelin to $16 million deal

    Sportsnet "Carl Hagelin has signed with the Anaheim Ducks, his new team, for four years. A restricted free agent acquired from the New York Rangers in exchange for Emerson Etem (draft picks also swapped hands) on June 27, Hagelin’s new contract is worth a total of $16 million, according to Eric Stephens..." August 14

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Ducks sign forward Jakob Silfverberg to four-year deal

    The Globe and Mail "The Anaheim Ducks have signed restricted free agent Jakob Silfverberg to a four-year contract. Financial terms were not released by the club but the Orange County Register reports the deal is worth $15-million which means Silfverberg will count $3.75-million against the salary cap this season." August 07

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Ducks reward Josh Manson with new two-year contract

    Orange County Register "It is signing season for the Ducks and the NHL club continued their summer work Wednesday by locking up defenseman Josh Manson for two more seasons at $1.65 million. Manson, 23, could have become a restricted free agent after next season but the new contract extension takes him through 2018...." July 23

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Toews says Ducks, not Lightning, were Blackhawks' toughest opponent

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s a scene in “Talladega Nights” where Will Ferrell’s character deeply insults someone, but feels like he can get away with it by saying “with all due respect.” It was hard not to think of that moment when Jonathan Toews praised the Anaheim Ducks’ efforts just a little bit more than the..." July 19

  • Ilya Bryzgalov considers retirement in humangous beeg decision

    Yahoo! Sports "Have we seen the last of Ilya Bryzgalov? He played eight games for the Anaheim Ducks last season, signing on in December and then hitting the ice for the last time on Feb. 10 in loss at the Florida Panthers. He gave up three goals on eight shots, which isn't good. But it’s just hockey, you..." July 18

  • Ducks bring back O’Brien, sign Sgarbossa and Wagner

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks reached multiple one-year deals on Thursday, inking Shane O’Brien, Michael Sgarbossa and Chris Wagner. O’Brien, 31, is an interesting case, as the Ducks drafted him with the 250th pick of the 2003 NHL Draft. O’Brien only ended up playing 62 games for the Ducks in 2006-07,..." July 17

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks sign veteran Shane O'Brien to one-year deal (600K/125K). Also ink Michael Sgarbossa to one-year deal. (605K/55K).

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks confirm signing of center Chris Wagner. One-year for $600K. Two-way deal. Hat tip to @generalfanager.

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    Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks

    .@Ryan_Kesler: "This group is not satisfied until we win a Cup. When we win, I don’t think we’ll be satisfied. We’re gonna want another."

  • Kesler signs six-year extension with Ducks

    TSN "Ryan Kesler has signed a six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The deal carries an average annual value of $6.875 million. It also includes a five-year no-movement clause and a limited no-trade clause in its final season. The deal keeps the 30-year-old centre with the Ducks..." July 15

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14