As a result of expensive long-term contracts to veteran stalwarts, the Anaheim Ducks are a team that needs to focus on winning now. Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Ryan Kesler are all locked up through at least 2020-21 (2021-22 for Kesler) at a total annual average value (AAV) of $23.75 million. While those deals might not
It was all looking so good for the Anaheim Ducks. Winners of three straight and five of their past six, with the most recent victory being one in Beantown that ended the Bruins’ remarkable 18-game point streak, a couple of games against the bottom-feeding Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens seemed like easy pickins’. But of
The Anaheim Ducks are still looking for that run of wins that will put them firmly in the playoff picture instead of on the fringe. With the team now at basically full health, if it doesn’t happen soon, there might be cause for concern. It was another week of treading water for the Ducks, as
While the Anaheim Ducks are finally at basically full health, the odyssey along the way in the first half of the season has been, in a word, exhausting. Numerous injuries and non-coincidental up-and-down play has summarized the 2017-18 Ducks to this point. So perhaps it’s a good thing that Anaheim’s scheduled bye week comes now. The
‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. After their first-ever game in Las Vegas, the Anaheim Ducks returned home from their five-game road trip. While their three games last week were bookended by shootout and overtime losses, a solid 3-0 victory over the slumping Ottawa
When Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf took a puck to his face shortly after the opening faceoff against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Oct. 29, there were a number of possible scenarios in play regarding severity. Unfortunately—but consistent with the story of this young season for the Ducks—the prognosis that has come out
If you’re looking for a team that accepts bandwagon fans with open arms, look no further than the Anaheim Ducks. Although blessed with recent postseason (and regular season) success, the Ducks are still a very small hockey market with a fan base that struggles to fill the stadium. Against more popular NHL teams, Ducks fans
Much of the Anaheim Ducks’ brief history has been defined by two eras that featured a pair of superstars. There was the duo of Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne in the mid-late 1990s. The past decade has seen Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry leading the way. Getzlaf and Perry, however, are both 32 years old.