Ducks Rumors & News

  • Rakell's late tiebreaker pushes Ducks past Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell's first multi-goal game in nearly 10 weeks enabled the Anaheim Ducks to defeat the NHL's hottest team. Rakell's second goal with 2:34 to play broke a tie and led the Ducks to a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at the Honda Center. The..." February 23

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Coyotes jump out to fast start in win over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A reporter asked Arizona coach Dave Tippett recently if he was concerned about his young team's ability to focus with the NHL trade deadline approaching and several Coyotes being mentioned in trade rumors. "I won't be able to answer that question until we're in the middle..." February 21

  • Gibson, Manson carry Ducks to 1-0 win over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In less than 36 hours, the Anaheim Ducks transformed internal conflict into group coherence and victory. John Gibson stopped 24 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, and Josh Manson scored the only goal in the Ducks' 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night..." February 20

  • Jagr scores 760th career goal; Panthers down Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jaromir Jagr reached another milestone on Friday night and the Florida Panthers continued terrorizing Western Conference contenders. Jagr collected his 760th career goal as the Panthers scored three times in less than six minutes during the second period in a 4-1 victory..." February 18

  • Antoine Vermette suspension expected to be reduced from 10 games

    Sportsnet "According to multiple reports, the 10-game suspension delivered to Anaheim Ducks centre Antoine Vermette will be reduced by the NHL. On Thursday night, the NHL officially announced that Vermette had been suspended 10 games for slashing a linesman after a faceoff. The incident, which occurred..." February 17

  • Ducks' Antoine Vermette might face suspension after slashing at official

    ESPN "Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette was ejected from his team's road game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday for abuse of an official. Vermette slashed at the leg of linesman Shandor Alphonso after losing a faceoff with 7:33 of the third period to earn a 10-minute penalty for game..." February 15

  • Vermette gets automatic 10-game suspension for linesman slash; has the right to appeal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Antoine Vermette’s slash on linesman Shandor Alphonso in Tuesday’s Ducks-Wild game has landed Vermette in hot water. Vermette, who was tossed from the game following the incident, has been flagged as a Category II offender under Rule 40 (Abuse of Official), per Sportsnet. From the NHL rule..." February 15

  • Ducks could be perfect trade partner in an Evander Kane deal

    Fanrag Sports "Since he scored his first goal of the season in early December, few players have been as hot as Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane. He’s had 18 goals in that time, just two goals shy of the 20 he scored last season. The only thing hotter than Kane’s scoring touch might be the rumors surrounding..." February 15

  • Gibson backstops Ducks to win versus Wild

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Anaheim goaltender John Gibson took his team on his shoulders Tuesday and sent the Ducks home on a positive note with a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Gibson stopped 37 shots as Minnesota peppered the Ducks net in all three periods, but was shut out at home for the..." February 14

  • Kevin Bieksa, Cam Fowler balance Ducks lines?

    Orange County Register "Everything doesn’t stay the same over the course of a grinding 82-game season. Not even in Randy Carlyle’s world. In this first season of Carlyle’s second stint as coach, the new-old bench boss settled on his forward lines in the first part of the year and largely kept them and his defense..." February 12

  • Perry scores two as Ducks drop Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Corey Perry was back in peak form Thursday night, and that was good news for the Anaheim Ducks. Perry had two goals and an assist to lead the Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The goals were just the 10th and 11th of the season for the forward, who is in the midst..." February 09

  • Scoring slump starting to weigh heavily on Ducks' Corey Perry

    Orange County Register "The question isn’t going to fade away as long as he doesn’t put the puck in the net. What is going on with Corey Perry? Fans ask it. Analysts. His coach. And another person he knows better than anyone else. Himself. “You’re only human if you don’t, right?” Perry said Wednesday. “You..." February 09

  • Lundqvist leads Rangers over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist is enduring an inconsistent this season. A lot of that has to do with a porous defense but the goaltender at times hasn't looked like the five-time Vezina Trophy finalist he has been during his career. On Tuesday, Lundqvist took another step toward rounding into..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Friedman eyes suitors for Ducks’ defensive trade chips

    Fanrag Sports "It’s no secret that the Anaheim Ducks have a valuable trade commodity when it comes to the franchise’s depth on defense. The question on the minds of both general managers and fans across the league is which, if any, of those potential chips might be used by Bob Murray. With the March 1..." February 07

  • Lightning outlast Ducks in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning picked up a much-needed win in dramatic fashion. Brian Boyle had the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout to give Tampa Bay a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night at Amalie Arena. Nikita Kucherov, who finished with two..." February 04

  • Huberdeau, Barkov return to lead Panthers past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- It took 52 games to feel this way. Jaromir Jagr told Aleksander Barkov he wasn't used to playing in the offensive zone as much as he was on Friday night, when the Florida Panthers peppered the Anaheim Ducks with 37 shots. But that's what happens when the Panthers have..." February 03

  • Ducks send Avalanche to eighth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jakob Silfverberg's return from a head injury provided immediate dividends for the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Silfverberg had two goals and an assist to lead the Ducks' 5-1 rout of the Colorado Avalanche at the Honda Center. "He's huge for us," Anaheim..." February 01

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Mathieu Perreault says ‘dirty’ Corey Perry slash broke his finger

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault isn’t happy with the slash he received from Anaheim Ducks star Corey Perry, and not just because it resulted in a broken finger. Not just because he’ll probably lose the nail (gag) on that finger. No, Perreault believes that the play was dirty, and didn’t..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • Ryker Kesler, son of the Ducks' Ryan Kesler, steals the All-Star show

    Orange County Register "Ryker Kesler skated directly at Carey Price in the NHL Shootout, the final event of the six-event skills competition Saturday at Staples Center. Kesler drifted to his right, waited for Price to move with him and then slipped the puck between the goaltender’s legs and into the back of..." January 29

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Draisaitl scores twice in Oilers' 4-0 victory over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- By continuing his torrid offensive surge, Leon Draisaitl enabled the Edmonton Oilers to move within two points of first place in the NHL's Pacific Division. Draisaitl scored two goals to lead the Oilers to a 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night in front..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Devils claim Noesen off waivers from Ducks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils continue to be active on the waiver wire this season. The Devils claimed Ducks prospect Stefan Noesen off waivers this morning, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Noesen was placed on waivers for the second time this season yesterday. He has just two points in 12..." January 25

  • Special teams success guides Ducks past Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Win the special teams battle, win the game. That was the recipe for success for the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 at the MTS Centre, denying the home team its first three-game winning streak of the season in nine tries. The..." January 24

  • Sending a message? Ducks make Sami Vatanen a healthy scratch

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks have been red-hot lately, going 7-2-1 since the calendar hit 2017. Sami Vatanen, however, has been ice-cold, with a healthy scratch on Monday representing a new low for his tough season. Not seeing him suit up against the Winnipeg Jets is an eyebrow-raiser for those who aren’t..." January 24

  • Suter pushes Wild past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- On his 32nd birthday, Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter led a celebration with 18,000 of his closest friends Saturday night. Suter set up the tying goal and scoring the game-winner less than a minute later as the Wild rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks...." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Avalanche crack; Ducks rally for 2-1 victory

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks survived a frustrating first period, an unusual delay and the loss of one of their key players to enhance their lead in the Pacific Division. Nick Ritchie scored with 2:02 to play as the Ducks rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Rakell's OT goal lifts Ducks over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks relied on their leading goal scorer to win in overtime for only the second time this season. Rickard Rakell scored a power-play goal 54 seconds into the extra session to give the Ducks a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting on Tuesday night at the..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Berglund's OT goal helps Blues ground Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In winning two games within 24 hours against two of the Pacific Division's top teams, the St. Louis Blues might have rediscovered their identity. Patrik Berglund scored his second goal 51 seconds into overtime to give the Blues a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday..." January 16

  • Bernier, Ducks shut out Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If the Anaheim Ducks' New Year's resolution was simply to win games, they are staying remarkably true to their promise. Hampus Lindholm scored early in the first period, Nick Ritchie added an insurance goal and backup goalie Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves for his 13th..." January 15

  • Rakell, Perry lead Ducks past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Anaheim Ducks were rolling without Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry scoring. Both of them joined the fun against the reeling Colorado Avalanche. Rakell had a goal and an assist, Perry scored for the first time in 14 games, and Anaheim beat the Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday..." January 13

  • Silfverberg helps Ducks shut out Stars

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Kesler and Andrew Cogliano have become much more than just a shutdown line for the Anaheim Ducks. They've emerged as the team's top scoring trio and a role model for younger teammates who are learning how to prepare and play in the NHL. They..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Leafs trade Jhonas Enroth to Ducks for pick

    Sportsnet "The maneuvering in the Toronto Maple Leafs crease knows few bounds. Or bed times. Jhonas Enroth has been dealt to the Anaheim Ducks in a trade announced just after 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning. It marked the third transaction in as many days for the Leafs involving a goaltender and netted..." January 11