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Is Ryan Kesler enough to put the Anaheim Ducks over the top?

Two of the last three seasons have brought about immense success for the Los Angeles Kings, while the NHL’s other two California teams are mired in constant playoff struggles, attracting a reputation for being brilliant in the regular season, but failing to meet the same type of expectations when the postseason rolls around. While it’s the San Jose Sharks that have the more...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Canucks Front Office Talks Ryan Kesler Trade In Behind-The-Scenes Look

The marquee NHL trade of the offseason so far was made between the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks. The Ducks acquired star center Ryan Kesler on June 27 in exchange for forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, as well as a swap of 2014 third-round selections. In a behind-the-scenes look at the Canucks’ internal trade discussions...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ryan Kesler in the new Anaheim Ducks jerseys

Newly acquired Ryan Kesler tries on the new Anaheim Ducks jerseys for the first time. This upcoming season will mark the first for the forward on a team other than Vancouver after spending his last ten seasons with the club. [s/t Reddit].
Via Talk Hockey
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Enough Of Ryan Kesler In Vancouver

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, As for the Kesler trade, the more we think about it, the more we like it for Vancouver. There are a lot of hard miles on Kesler, who may never again be the guy who dominated Nashville and San Jose, then limped through the rest of that Stanley Cup Final in 2011 like the consummate thoroughbred. Surgical procedures have robbed Kesler of the ability...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks trade for center Ryan Kesler

After being treated to perhaps the most exciting playoff run in NHL history with the LA Kings, Southern California fans now could be in for even more thrills next season, as the Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have acquired center Ryan Kesler and a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks reportedly in running as Kesler rumors continue

The Ryan Kesler (potential) sweepstakes have garnered plenty of attention in this offseason. And the Chicago Blackhawks apparently continue to be part of the conversation. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, citing sources, wrote Tuesday that the Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks are among the top contenders for Kesler’s services. Bruce Garrioch out of Ottawa said last week that the Blackhawks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Rumors: 'No timetable’ for Ryan Kesler situation

It is rumored that the Vancouver Canucks have no immediate plans on getting rid of Ryan Kesler. Orlandkurtenbach-Wikimedia CommonsIt's been rumored that Kesler wants out of the Canucks organization and has asked for a trade. This rumor has been swirling since trade deadline but nothing has been done to date. The trade is getting complicated for the team due to Kesler's team...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ducks, Blackhawks Front-Runners In Ryan Kesler Sweepstakes

One of Jim Benning’s first roster moves as Vancouver Canucks general manager may revolve around center Ryan Kesler. Two teams are reportedly leading the way when it comes to the pursuit of Kesler. reported Tuesday that the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks are the front-runners to land Kesler in a potential trade with the Canucks. Kesler’s no stranger to trade rumors...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ryan Kesler Saga: Where Does He Go?

Ryan Kesler is a rare commodity in today’s NHL. The big, two-way centre man can play in all facets of the game and his unique combination of skill and grit is something that every squad values. With the recent drama surrounding the Vancouver Canucks over the past couple of years, reports have been coming out that Kesler has requested a trade out of VanCity and onto a contending...
Via The Sideline
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Rumors: Ryan Kesler could be traded at draft

Rumors are circulating around the Vancouver Canucks. There is a chance that forward Ryan Kesler could be traded at draft.Matt Boulton-Wikimedia CommonsIt has been rumored that Kesler has wanted out of Vancouver since before trade deadline (in March). After the season was over Kesler announced that he wants to be traded. There is not much more being said between the two parties except...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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