The Anaheim Ducks placed Clayton Stoner on the Long-Term Injury Reserve(LTIR) per CapFriendly.com. Stoner had abdominal surgery in December and was slated to be out 4-6 weeks, but now it appears it will be longer. Anaheim currently has about $2.8 million in cap space as the trade deadline approaches.
On this week's podcast, we explore some trade partners the Ducks could make deals with. Anaheim had struggled with scoring goals consistently in the recent weeks and a trade for a scoring forward appears imminent. We cover injury news and how it will affect potential trades for the Ducks. We also look at the rest of the road trip and discuss how the Ducks can generate more offense. Lastly, we share our thoughts on how far this Ducks team can go in the playoffs this season.
The Anaheim Ducks came out of the All-Star break receiving some good news today. Jakob Silfverberg was at practice skating with contact and Nate Thompson was present as well after being loaned to San Diego for conditioning. Thompson is still listed on the Long-Term Injury Reserve, but when he officially comes back there will be cap issues for Anaheim.
Per Capfriendly.com, if Thompson is activated then the Ducks would have only about $200,000 left in cap space. On this podcast, we discuss some options which are available to Anaheim. The Ducks could send some a forward down to San Diego to create some breathing room. Anaheim could also look to trade a defenseman or even possibly Jonathan Bernier. The Ducks did recently acquire Jhonas Enroth and sign Ryan Faragher giving them six goalies in the minor league system(San Diego and Utah combined).
This past week the Ducks beat Tampa Bay and Colorado before losing to Minnesota. The Ducks lost two keys players, John Gibson and Jakob Silfverberg, this week to injuries. Silfverberg was knocked out of the game in Colorado and didn't play in the Minnesota contest. Gibson started the game against the Wild but had to exit early with an injury. Both have upper-body injuries and it's not clear if they will play this week.
On this show, we talk about the how the Ducks will have to adjust if Silfverberg or/and Gibson miss significant time. With the All-Star game coming up the timing of these injuries work in Anaheim's favor. We also talk about the format of the All-Star Game and some of the activities leading up to it.
Additionally, we also talk about some trade rumors, the Ducks watch party with the NHL Centennial Fan Arena trailer, and we listen to the audio of the hilarious goal call by Craig Elsten of the San Diego Gulls! Don't miss out and listen to the show this week!
After a wild win against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Ducks focused on defense and continued to do for the past few weeks. Anaheim has gone 5-1-1 in their last seven games. The Ducks have only given up seven goals during that span and also shutout their opponents three times. John Gibson picked up two shutouts and Jonathan Bernier recorded his first as a member of the Ducks.
One area the Ducks could improve on is the power play. Anaheim has only gone 1-for-20 in their last seven games. The Ducks have also struggled in overtime play going 1-8 in the extra session this season. On this show, we take a look at both and how the team can improve each moving forward.
Recently the Ducks sent Shea Theodore and Stefan Noesen back to San Diego. Anaheim also acquired Jhonas Enroth from the Toronto Maple Leafs. We analyze these recent moves and how they will impact possible future moves as the trade deadline approaches. Lastly, we talk about the new Adidas jersey policy and Kevin Boyle's new mask.
This past week the Anaheim Ducks played three games at home without their captain Ryan Getzlaf. The Ducks went 2-1-0, winning two games against Detroit and Arizona. They dropped the most recent game to Minnesota. This season the Ducks are 4-2-0 when Getzlaf hasn't played.
At today's practice head coach Randy Carlyle focused on the power play unit, which went 0-for-10 this week without Getzlaf. For the season the Ducks are 5-for-19 on the power play when Getzlaf hasn't played in a contest.
Getzlaf and Nate Thompson both skated together at practice before the team hit the ice. Carlyle hopes Getzlaf will skate with the team tomorrow. Thompson is still approximately at least month away from being ready.
On this week's podcast, Eddy and I talk about the Ducks play with Getzlaf. We take a look at the younger players that are having an impact on the Anaheim roster. We also discuss the World Junior Championship and how Anaheim's prospect Tory Terry helped them earn gold. Additionally, we look at how Randy Carlyle has performed so far this season and how Anaheim can improve for the second half of the season.
The Anaheim Ducks finished the month of December mainly on the road with eight of their final nine games away from Honda Center. The Ducks had a pattern of exchanging wins and losses almost every other night. Anaheim then started the new year with a wild victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The game featured everything from a jerseyless fight, a hat trick, overtime, shootout, and even an appearance by Teemu Selanne.
On this show, we discuss the Ducks up and down ride this season. We cover several topics from splitting up Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry to playing seven defensemen and the overtime struggles. We give a mid-season report covering who has done well and who has disappointed for Anaheim. Lastly, we analyze the strengths and weakness of the Ducks team so far.
This past week the Anaheim Ducks started a six-game road trip playing against Dallas, Boston, and Detroit. The Ducks went 1-2-0 and gave up 15 goals in just those three games. On this show, we talk about Anaheim's issue with giving up goals in bunches. We analyze the play fo the goalies and team defense recently.
With the trade deadline starting to appear on the horizon, we discuss trade rumors around the league. We look at possible players the Ducks may want to pursue and who they may be willing give up in a future move.
Last week it was announced that Ron Wilson had a stroke and was recovering. We provide an update on him while looking back at his days as the first head coach of the Mighty Ducks. We also look back at the rivalry between the Ducks and Red Wings as Anaheim played their final game at The Joe this past Saturday.
The Anaheim Ducks find themselves on a three-game winning streak, defeating Carolina, San Jose, and Ottawa. Anaheim has been getting the job done with almost half of the forward lineup coming from their San Diego Gulls AHL affiliate team. Joseph Cramarossa, Stefan Noesen, Ondrej Kase, Nick Ritchie, and Logan Shaw have filled the third and fourth lines.
On this show, we talk about how the Ducks have had to rely on the young players from the Gulls. We discuss the success the younger players are experiencing as Anaheim's line combinations have started to become more consistent recently. We analyze the recent move of sending Ryan Garbutt down to San Diego and discuss potential trade scenarios as the NHL trade deadline begins to appear on the horizon.
The Anaheim Ducks finished their Western Canada trip going 1-1-1. They defeated the Vancouver Canucks and earned one point in an overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers. The Ducks then finished the trip with a terrible loss at the hands of the Calgary Flames.
On this week's show, we look at the Ducks struggles in overtime and in secondary scoring. Anaheim has yet to win a game in overtime this season. The Ducks have gone into overtime five times, losing four times during 3-on-3 play and once in the shootout. We take a look the lineup and discuss how some changes could be made to provide more offense. The Ryan Kesler line has been dominant in producing goals, but there is a drop off from the rest of the team's forwards excluding Rickard Rakell.
We also talk about several former Ducks on this show, including Travis Moen, J.S. Giguere, and Patrick Maroon.
This past week the Anaheim Ducks went 1-1-1 in their three contests. They lost in a marathon shootout to the New York Islanders 3-2. The Ducks lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 and then beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2. Each game involved a controversial call involving a scoring play.
On this week's show, we talk about each play and discuss whether the NHL officials made the correct call or not. We talk about the Ducks performance during these three games and how they responded to the officiating. We talk about the Ducks lineup, player movement, and the expansion draft.
Lastly, we talk about Las Vegas' new team name, the Vegas Golden Knights and also share our thoughts on the Florida Panthers firing head coach Gerard Gallant.