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Ducks sign new D Kevin Bieksa to 2-year extension thru 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Kevin Bieksa has agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract extension through 2018 with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal with Bieksa on Thursday, two days after the club acquired him from Vancouver. Bieksa has one year and $4.6 million left on his contract from the Canucks. He scored 14 points in 60 games for Vancouver last season. Anaheim...
Via AP on Fox
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Ducks re-sign defenseman Korbinian Holzer to 1-year deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Korbinian Holzer has re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $750,000. The Ducks announced the deal Thursday. Holzer never played for the Ducks after Anaheim acquired him from the Toronto Maple Leafs at the trade deadline March 2, but he will compete for a roster spot in training camp. The German defenseman has appeared...
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Bieksa not worried about bad blood with new Ducks teammates

Kevin Bieksa doesn't have many friends on his new team -- the Anaheim Ducks.  The Vancouver defenseman was dealt to the Ducks on Tuesday afternoon, in exchange for a second-round pick in next year's draft. Ducks left wing Pat Maroon quickly made amends with his former division nemesis. Maroon sent Bieksa a tweet saying, "I guess we can become friends now?" He's also had some notorious...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ducks acquire Kevin Bieksa; Francois Beauchemin hits free agency

Free agency hasn't even started yet, but Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray has already replaced his two most valuable UFAs in Matt Beleskey and Francois Beauchemin. The Ducks acquired defenseman Kevin Bieksa Tuesday afternoon shipping a second-round pick in the 2016 draft to the Vancouver Canucks, indicating that the club wouldn't be able to move forward with veteran blue...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Incoming Pioneer drafted by Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks selected Troy Terry a forward out of Highlands Ranch, Colo. on Day 2 of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Terry was selected in round 5 (148th overall). As a kid it took one Colorado Avalanche game on TV and Terry was hooked to hockey for life. Now 17 years old, his NHL career already has a destination, before he even begins university. Terry tweeted out his excitement...
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Beleskey drawing interest from many teams

Matt Beleskey may be atop a bunch of teams free agent lists as July 1 approaches.According to TSN insider Pierre LeBrun, Beleskey is drawing a lot of interest.Beleskey set career highs in both goals and points this season, with 22 and 32, respectively.In a relatively weak free agency pool, Beleskey may be the top offensive player available this year, despite clearly inflated numbers...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Beleskey may be moving on from Anaheim

Matt Beleskey was an important cog in the Anaheim machine as the Ducks made it to the conference finals and fell one victory short of the Stanley Cup Final. But Beleskey may be too pricey for the Ducks to keep as GM Bob Murray has put the word out that the UFA might have priced himself out of Anaheim: “It’s a bumpy road right now. I’m not going to lie. We’re going to take...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dany Heatley may play in the KHL next season

After yet another disappointing year in 2014-15, Dany Heatley might be headed for the KHL in 2015-16. The Hockey News outlines a report from Russia which suggests at least two KHL squads have expressed an interest in Heatley and that the 34-year-old may be looking for a new challenge after a dismal recent run in the NHL and AHL. The report states that both CSKA Moscow and SKA St...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks 3 Biggest Draft Needs

View image | Now that The Anaheim Ducks had an uneventful run in the playoffs- ousted by a better and faster Chicago Blackhawks team. It’s time to focus on what they need to do to improve their chances of raising Lord Stanley’s Cup next season. That all starts with the draft. Anaheim has had some luck in the draft (i.e. Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Cam Fowler...
Via TopSportsReport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Free agency roundup

Summer has officially begun for the Anaheim Ducks. After losing a third straight Game 7, the Ducks’ coaching staff and management will analyze the team and consider the changes they feel are necessary to take the Ducks to the Stanley Cup Finals next year. One of the tough decisions they will have to make is whether or not they will bring back those players whose contracts have...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Ducks Game 7 preview: Key players, prediction

The Tampa Bay Lightning punched their ticket to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final on Friday night with a Game 7 win over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final. Tampa Bay’s opponent will be determined Saturday night when the Anaheim Ducks host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final. The Ducks had an opportunity to clinch Wednesday in Chicago...
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Season on the line

Both players and fans of the Anaheim Ducks will be faced with a familiar feeling on Saturday night. For the third straight season, the Ducks will faceoff at home against a playoff opponent in a must-win Game 7. The past two seasons have resulted in devastating losses at Honda Center. In 2013, the Ducks lost to the Detroit Red Wings in the first round; in 2014, the Ducks fell to their...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Are NHL Title Favorites

The Anaheim Ducks are the NHL title favorites, according to BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Frederik Andersen Becoming A Problem For Anaheim

Coming into the Western Conference Final, some writers had pegged the play between the pipes as a significant advantage for the Anaheim Ducks. Frederik Andersen had allowed only 18 goals in nine games in the first two rounds of the playoffs while posting a robust .924 save percentage, numbers that gave many pundits confidence as […] The post Frederik Andersen Becoming A Problem...
Via Committed Indians
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ducks score controversial goal

Corey Crawford was pretty upset after Clayton Stoner scored and he had every reason to be. As he was reaching for the puck, Crawford’s glove was bumped by Jakob Silfverberg. The officials appeared to miss the contact completely and the goal counted. Plays like these will benefit from the future addition of a coach’s challenge. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Crawford’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Emilio Estevez supports real Ducks, tweets “Suck it, Windy City windbags!” at Hawks

Sometimes, life imitates art. Actor and director Emilio Estevez is well-known for his role in hits like The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire, but many sports fans will always remember him for his role as Gordon Bombay, the coach in the Mighty Ducks movies. Those movies led to the creation of the actual Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as a Disney-owned NHL franchise, and while the...
Via Awful Announcing
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Getzlaf’s Assists are Giving the Anaheim Ducks an Edge in the Playoffs

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) and Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Desjardins (11) vie or the puck during the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Ryan Getzlaf has been on fire this postseason. If not for his contributions, the Ducks may not be leading the...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks’ Matt Beleskey A Risky Free Agent Despite Stellar Playoff Run

Matt Beleskey is going to get paid this summer. The 26-year-old right winger has played very well for the Anaheim Ducks in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, and his overtime goal in Monday night’s Game 5 win over the Chicago Blackhawks put the Ducks one victory from the Cup Final. The 2015 free-agent class is pretty weak, and Beleskey currently is one of the better unrestricted free...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Beleskey is the Unsung Hero of Anaheim’s Playoff run

Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey is congratulated by center Ryan Kesler for scoring the game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the overtime period in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 NHL playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)   The Anaheim Ducks are a team stacked with some of the NHL’s most talked...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Late comebacks haven’t been enough against Blackhawks

The Western Conference Finals have been one heck of a series to watch. The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks are tied with two wins apiece in a series that has been nothing short of thrilling. For the Ducks, the lesson to be learned is that their characteristic comeback won’t always be enough to win games. The Ducks and Blackhawks have each won a home game and a road game, and...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Emerson Etem scores goal of the playoffs

Emerson Etem has been a disappointment for the Anaheim Ducks this season, but the former first-round pick scored what might be the best goal of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs in Wednesday night’s Game 4 against the Winnipeg Jets. Etem skated down the left side into the attacking zone and moved past Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba with a remarkable 1-on-1 move before beating Winnipeg...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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