Anaheim Ducks re-sign F Patrick Eaves to 3-year deal

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Anaheim Ducks keep Patrick Eaves with 3-year deal

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Patrick Eaves Re-Signs With Anaheim

Eaves joined the Ducks at the trade deadline this season The Anaheim Ducks have announced the re-signing of Patrick Eaves to a 3 year contract. Early reports suggest an AAV of around $3.1 million. Eaves just wrapped up his 12th season in the pros and had the best year of his career, scoring a career high 51 points, 32 goals, and 19 assists. This was his first ever 30+ goal season...
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10 hours ago

Cogliano Deserves the Masterton Trophy

Although the hype surrounding Wednesday, June 21 was centered around the Vegas expansion draft, the evening was also dedicated to the NHL Awards. Hockey fans eagerly awaited the announcements for popular awards such as the Hart Trophy, which goes to the league’s most valuable player, and the Calder Trophy, which is awarded to the top rookie, but there are other lesser-known awards...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Expansion Draft a Mixed Bag for Ducks

After not buying out defenseman Kevin Bieksa or even asking him to waive his no-movement clause (NMC), the Anaheim Ducks had put themselves in a suboptimal position prior to the expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights. As the Ducks submitted their list of protected players a few days before the expansion draft, reports surfaced that the club had reached a deal with the Golden...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Kevin Bieksa isn’t a fan of hockey analytics, says numbers can be manipulated

Advanced statistics are pretty common and widely accepted in the NHL these days, but despite their proven ability to show what’s happening beyond the basics, there are still some pretty vocal detractors. Kevin Bieksa of the Anaheim Ducks is apparently one of those analytics naysayers, as evidenced in a recent interview with TSN Radio Vancouver.While discussing analytics, Bieksa...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks’ Protection List Raises More Questions

I wrote a few days ago that the Anaheim Ducks would be, ahem…less than prudent to not buy out the remaining year of veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa’s contract, given their predicament going into the expansion draft. Even though the over-35 rule means the Ducks would not get any salary cap relief from buying out Bieksa’s contract, his $4 million cap hit is something they should...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Anaheim Ducks move to buy out injured D Simon Despres

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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights joke around with the Anaheim Ducks over the expansion draft

With the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft sitting just ahead on June 21st, teams are running out of time to figure out who they want to protect and who they want to leave exposed when the Vegas Golden Knights make their selections. Most teams should have a pretty good idea of what they want to do at this point, but few are giving up any hints revealing their intentions. That led the Golden...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota explains why he didn’t drink beer, get in on Predators catfish fun

The Tennessee Titans stole the show in Stanley Cup Final Game 2 as they cheered on their local Nashville Predators against the Pittsburgh Penguins. TV cameras caught them downing beers and participating in the strange but hallowed Predators tradition of flaunting catfish to throw onto the ice. You may notice Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota in the upper left corner of that clip...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks expansion draft strategy

After reviewing the likely steps that will be taken by the Los Angeles Kings, our focus now shifts to the other team that calls southern California home. Due to their depth on both forward and defense, the Anaheim Ducks are one of the few NHL teams that will likely lose a quality player to the Vegas Golden Knights. Due to their impressive young defense core the Ducks might elect...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons the Anaheim Ducks were eliminated

With a defeat to the Nashville Predators in Game 6 on Monday, the Anaheim Ducks are officially eliminated from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, losing the Western Conference Final series four games to two. This was their second appearance in the third round in the last three seasons but ultimately this year ended the same as the last: a crushing loss to the Preds. Here are three reasons...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators fans throw catfish on ice to celebrate Stanley Cup berth

The Nashville Predators clinched their first ever berth to the Stanley Cup Finals, and a franchise tradition helped the team celebrate.Fans threw a dead catfish onto the ice after the Predators sealed a 6-3 win in Game 6 over the Anaheim Ducks to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Predators first began play in 1998, and it took six seasons before the new franchise finally made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Viktor Arvidsson had bloody ‘R’ on forehead after hit

After being on the receiving end of a hit during Monday’s game, Viktor Arvidsson had a cut on his forehead that bled in the shape of a letter.During the first period of Game 6 of this year’s Western Conference Final, Arvidsson was on the unfortunate end of a big hit from Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie. Take a look. As a result, the Predators forward was left with a bloody...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks look to take advantage of injury-plagued Predators

Four games into the Western Conference Final, the Ducks and Predators are tied at two wins apiece. The blazing speed of the Preds has been on full display so far, with the eighth-seeded team outskating and out-chancing Anaheim for large stretches of the series. The Ducks resiliency has been a major asset this postseason however. After erasing three goal deficits twice in the first...
May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup NHL docu-series returns to Showtime for second season

With the NHL down to its final four teams in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Showtime is hitting the ice again to chronicle the conference finals and the path to the Stanley Cup Final for the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins. The premium cable network announced on Tuesday that it will air a second season of All Access: Quest for the Stanley...
Via Awful Announcing
May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/16: An unlikely hero emerges

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for Ducks-Preds and Spurs-Warriors.Happy birthday today to Corey Perry, Steve Lewis, John Salley and Thurman Thomas. On today's date in 1985 Michael Jordan was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.Daily brain...
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May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference Final: A battle of teams exorcising playoff demons

The first round of these Stanley Cup Playoffs showed that the regular season meant absolutely nothing. In Round 2, the Western Conference teams took that madness, turned it up to 11 and — more than likely — made a lot of people wish they hadn't bet any money on teams that have now started their summers early.Now here we are with an unlikely Western Conference Final matchup that...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/10: Manu takes over – literally over

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while practicing lowering our resting heart rate ahead of tonight's games.Happy birthday today to Ryan Getzlaf, Amanda Borden and Adam Deadmarsh. On this date in 1970 Bobby Orr scored the overtime goal that would win the Bruins the Stanle...
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May 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Edmonton crowd sings Star-Spangled Banner after mic malfunction

Many Canadian hockey arenas have the crowd participate in singing at least part of the Canadian national anthem. Singing the whole American national anthem, though? That’s something different, but that’s what fans in Edmonton did Sunday night before a game against the Anaheim Ducks after anthem singer Brett Kissel (a Canadian country artist) had his microphone unexpectedly cut...
Via The Comeback
April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

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