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Ducks’ Dallas Eakins says rebuild comes with adversity

Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said Thursday he looked forward to a return to the days when “our organization used to be the ones that wouldn’t even ring the doorbell or knock on the door. They’d just come in the house, beat you up and leave. That’s what we want to do here moving forward.” In a wide-ranging, season-ending conversation, Eakins said the Ducks’ 17-30-9 record and second-to-last-place finish in the NHL’s overall standings were humbling, but not an unexpected development as the franchise ...
Tags: Sweden, Sports, Sport, Canada, Soccer, NHL, Orange County, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Murray, Ryan Getzlaf, Rakell, Bob Murray, Eakins, Riga Latvia, Anthony Stolarz


Ducks goalie John Gibson: ‘We’ve got to start taking some steps forward’

Ducks goaltender John Gibson was frustrated. Could you blame him? The Ducks’ 2020-21 season was many things at many times. Mostly, it was bad. Historically bad, in fact. The Ducks’ .384 points percentage was the lowest in franchise history. Gibson seemed to bear the brunt of it. He was a victim of a lack of support more often than not, with the Ducks scoring an NHL-low 126 goals during the pandemic-shortened 56-game season. He was fed up with losing and sounded off about it. His 9-19-7 record in...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Jamie, Ryan Miller, Ryan Getzlaf, Gibson, John Gibson, Cam Fowler, San Diego Gulls, Randy Carlyle, Adam Henrique


Ducks executive David McNab announces retirement after 28 years

David McNab, one of the architects of the expansion Mighty Ducks of Anaheim franchise in 1993-94 and the longest-serving member of the front office, announced his retirement Tuesday after 28 years with the organization and 43 years in the NHL overall. “It is our honor to celebrate David and his incredible career as a lifelong Anaheim Duck,” Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli said in a statement. “He has been key to this organization’s success as an executive for 28 years. David was instrumenta...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Sport, David, Canada, Soccer, Gm, San Diego, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Jack, Ducks, Hall of Fame, National Hockey League, Ali, Anaheim-ducks


Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf restates desire to take time before re-signing or retiring

Ryan Getzlaf declined to say Monday what the future holds for him except to restate his desire to take his time, weigh his options and to speak to his family and to Ducks general manager Bob Murray before making a decision about continuing his Hall of Fame-worthy career. “I’ll take a little time, look back on the year, enjoy my family for a couple of weeks,” he said. “It’s been a whirlwind of a season with all the (COVID-19 protocol) stuff going on and a lot of time away and a lot of time doing ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Bob, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Anaheim, Ryan Miller, Ryan Getzlaf, David Backes, Bob Murray, San Diego Gulls, Backes


Ducks season review: Reasons for optimism despite an abysmal record

The Ducks finished last in the Pacific Division and second-to-last among the NHL’s 31 teams. Their 17-30-9 record was the worst in team history, based on a .384 points percentage. The 8.9 percent success rate of their power play was the worst in the league’s modern history. There’s more – a lot more, of course – but you get the idea. This was a clunker of a season. But it’s over now. Let the reckoning begin and the rebuilding continue. It appeared the jobs of general manager Bob Murray and coach...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, NHL, Terry, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Murray, Henry, Edmonton Oilers, Pacific Division, Carolina Hurricanes, Ryan Miller, Ryan Getzlaf, Gibson, David Backes


Ducks lose to Wild in retiring goalie Ryan Miller’s final game in the NHL

When it was done, when the Ducks had lost 4-3 to the Wild in overtime Saturday in St. Paul, Minnesota, goaltenders Ryan Miller and John Gibson embraced and spoke a few words to each other. It was not difficult to imagine the torch being passed from one generation to the next. Miller, 40, played the 796th and final game of his Hall of Fame-worthy career, retiring with 391 victories over 18 seasons, the most by a United States-born goalie. Gibson, 27, has 148 wins, which puts him 17th on the all-t...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Hall of Fame, Anaheim-ducks, New Jersey Devils, Miller, Buffalo Sabres, Ryan Miller, Team USA, St Paul Minnesota


Ducks lose to Wild in retiring goalie Ryan Miller’s final NHL game

Anaheim Ducks goalie Ryan Miller waves to the crowd during a standing ovation after it was announced that this would be his last NHL hockey game, against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig) Minnesota Wild goalie Cam Talbot, left, stops a shot by Anaheim Ducks right wing Troy Terry, center, as Wild defenseman Matt Dumba watches during overtime of an NHL hockey game Saturday, May 8, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild won 4-3. (AP Photo/Craig La...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, United States, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Hall of Fame, Anaheim-ducks, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Miller, Buffalo Sabres, Ryan Miller


Ducks give playoff-bound Wild a strong push before losing in overtime

Ducks goalie John Gibson blocks the puck during the first period of Friday’s game against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) Anaheim Ducks’ Max Comtois (53) shoots the puck into the net against Minnesota Wild’s Kaapo Kahkonen (34) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, May 7, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) Anaheim Ducks’ Max Comtois (53) celebrates with teammate Trevor Zegras (46) after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild durin...
Tags: Sweden, Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Minnesota Wild, Mats Zuccarello, St Paul Minnesota, Ryan Suter, John Gibson, Nick Bonino, Derek Grant, Manson


Wild's Kevin Fiala questionable to play vs. Ducks

The Ducks are at the bottom of the West Division with 41 points, but they've won three of their last five games.
Tags: Ducks, Kevin Fiala


They Once Were Good

from Mark Whicker of the Daily News For a long time the Ducks were able to withstand the downforces. Beginning in 2006, they qualified 11 times in 13 seasons. In 2017, they lost the Western Conference Finals to Nashville, a six-game collision that bruised every crucial body part, the heart included. But as they limped home, they still had much to anticipate. Ryan Getzlaf was a point-a-game dynamo in those playoffs. Richard Rakell, 23, scored 33 goals that season. Goalie John Gibso...
Tags: Sport, Nashville, Ducks, Anaheim, Ryan Getzlaf, John Gibson, Brandon Montour, Mark Whicker, Honda Center The Ducks, Richard Rakell, Josh Manson Hampus Lindholm Cam Fowler


Anthony Stolarz stakes claim as Ducks’ backup goalie next season

Anthony Stolarz has started seven games and made eight appearances this season as the third goaltender in the Ducks’ three-man rotation, spending most of 2020-21 on their taxi squad. He’s 4-3-0, with a 2.20 goals-against average, a .926 save percentage and one shutout. Is that enough to win the backup’s job next season? It would seem so. Certainly, there will be a vacancy when training camp begins. If everything goes as expected, John Gibson will be the starter again. The backup’s job could be S...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sports, Sport, Soccer, AHL, NHL, St Louis, Ducks, Hall of Fame, Anthony, Anaheim-ducks, Miller, Ryan Miller, PAUL, Honda Center, Gibson


Ducks defeat Blues in shootout in David Backes’ St. Louis farewell

The Ducks’ Troy Terry, right, controls the puck as the Blues’ Justin Faulk defends during the first period of Wednesday’s game in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz) Anaheim Ducks’ Isac Lundestrom (48) pressures St. Louis Blues’ Jake Walman (46) during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz) The Ducks’ Max Comtois, left, gets physical with the Blues’ Niko Mikkola during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, May 5, 2021,...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Blues, NHL, St Louis, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Boston Bruins, Ryan Miller, St Paul Minnesota, Arizona Coyotes, St Louis Blues, David Backes


Whicker: Worst Ducks team in history waits for elevator to restart

The National Hockey League plays in an elevator. Thanks to an unforgiving salary cap, you’re either ascending or descending. Washington has made the playoffs six consecutive years. No one else’s streak is longer than four. Pittsburgh would have done it 14 consecutive years but lost the “qualifying round” in the 2020 bubble. For a long time the Ducks were able to withstand the downforces. Beginning in 2006, they qualified 11 times in 13 seasons. In 2017, they lost the Western Conference Finals to...
Tags: Florida, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Nashville, San Jose, Buffalo, NHL, Columbus, Ducks, National Hockey League, Vegas, Anaheim-ducks, Pittsburgh


Have the Ducks found their top line for the future?

No question, this has been a season of loss for the Ducks, who clinched last place in the West Division with a 3-1 defeat Monday to the St. Louis Blues, but it’s also been a season of discovery for the rebuilding franchise. Some finds have been more significant than others. Sure, teaming left wing Max Comtois with rookie center Trevor Zegras and right wing Troy Terry seems like a no-brainer now, after four productive games together. Coach Dallas Eakins could have gone in another direction, placi...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, AHL, NHL, St Louis, Terry, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Ryan Miller, Ryan Getzlaf, Anze Kopitar, St Louis Blues, San Diego Gulls, Ryan O'Reilly


Kings’ Anze Kopitar reaches 999 career points in win against Coyotes

Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller, center, gets shoved into Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, left, by Kings defenseman Tobias Bjornfot during the first period of Monday’s game in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) As the Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal by Kings’ Trevor Moore, Arizona Coyotes left wing Johan Larsson (22) looks at the scoreboard during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, May 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Coyotes left wi...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Arizona, Kings, NHL, St Louis, Ducks, Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings, Dvorak, Derick Brassard, Jakob Chychrun, Coyotes


Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf shows he still has something to offer in loss to Blues

The Ducks’ Isac Lundestrom, right, and the Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko battle for control of the puck during the first period of Monday’s game at Enterprise Center in St Louis. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Tyler Bozak #21 of the St. Louis Blues shoots the puck against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of Monday’s game at Enterprise Center in St Louis. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) The Ducks’ Kevin Shattenkirk, right, and goaltender John Gibson defend against the B...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Blues, NHL, St Louis, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Cam, Ryan, Ryan Getzlaf, Vladimir Tarasenko, St Louis Blues, Brendan Lemieux, Kevin Shattenkirk


5 Takeaways From the Ducks’ 4-Game Series Against the Kings

The Anaheim Ducks split their final series of the season against the Los Angeles Kings, which means that the two teams finished the season 4-4-0 against one another in the…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Ryan Miller, Ryan Getzlaf, Simon Benoit, Game Series Against the Kings


Ducks down the stretch: An updated look at 5 players to watch

The Ducks’ split of four games against the Kings last week did little to alter their fortunes. They’re still destined to finish in last place in the West Division. They’re still destined to finish with the NHL’s least successful power play. They’re still destined to get a high draft pick in July. So, what did we learn? For starters, the Ducks’ play was much improved, especially during the two games at Honda Center, which included a comprehensive 6-2 victory Saturday. They played at much a higher...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, NHL, St Louis, Ducks, Steel, Jones, Anaheim-ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, Ryan Miller, Honda Center, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Fleury


Ducks give retiring Ryan Miller a proper sendoff with rout of Kings

ANAHEIM — It was billed as Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday at Honda Center. In reality, it was Ryan Miller Appreciation Night. How could it be anything else, with Miller making his Honda Center farewell after announcing Thursday he would retire after the season, after 18 Hall of Fame-worthy seasons in the NHL, including the last four with the Ducks? Miller received a proper sendoff from the Ducks in the form of a 6-2 victory over the Kings, the 391st of a career that began in 2002-03 with the...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, NHL, Honda, Ducks, Hall of Fame, Anaheim-ducks, Los-angeles-kings, Miller, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim, Ryan Miller, Honda Center, St Paul Minnesota


Kings focus on evaluating younger talent

As the playoff picture comes into sharper focus without the Kings in the frame, they have turned to evaluating their young players in order to plan for the future. “We have a management team, a coaching staff and even players are evaluating each other right now,” Kings Coach Todd McLellan said. “It does matter at this time of the year, because decisions will be made based on the season as a whole, but also what you do in these moments. Some are pushing for more and others are giving it away.” Mc...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Czech Republic, Prague, Soccer, Kings, Penguins, NHL, Ducks, Los-angeles-kings, Ryan Miller, Ryan Getzlaf, Arizona Coyotes, Ron Francis, Anze Kopitar, Pittsburgh Penguins


Ducks’ power play approaching record lows for futility

ANAHEIM — Not only is the Ducks’ power play likely to be the worst in the NHL this season, and the worst in franchise history, it also could be the worst in the league’s modern era. The Ducks went into Saturday’s game against the Kings with a paltry 9.5% success rate (11 for 116). With four games remaining in the season after Saturday’s home finale, the Ducks are threatening the Tampa Bay Lightning’s modern-era record of 9.4%, set in 1997-98. The Ducks’ previous low for power-play percentage was...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim-ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim, Ryan Miller, Honda Center, Fleury, San Diego Gulls, Eakins


Jonathan Quick helps Kings steal a win from the Ducks

ANAHEIM — Jonathan Quick dived to his left and sprawled to his right and crawled on his stomach and fell on his back and thrust his blocker into the air and raised his glove and did all he could do to keep the Kings in the game Friday at Honda Center. The Ducks fired pucks from here, there and everywhere. The Kings would have been lost without Quick. The 35-year-old put on a vintage goaltending performance that overshadowed a couple of rookie centers bent on working their magic with the puck on ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Los-angeles-kings, Miller, Quick, Andersson, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim, Ryan Miller, Honda Center, Ryan Getzlaf


Quinton Byfield giving Kings reason for optimism

Though the present has grown dim for the Kings, their future appears increasingly bright. Center and No. 2 overall pick Quinton Byfield made his second consecutive appearance for the Kings against the Ducks on Friday. Again, he played on the second line, this time between Adrian Kempe and Andreas Athanasiou. His debut was sullied by the Ducks’ rally from a two-goal deficit. The Kings’ blown lead was ill-timed as the St. Louis Blues scored three unanswered goals in the third period to topple the ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, NHL, Honda, Seattle, St Louis, Ducks, Hall of Fame, New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, Los-angeles-kings, Ontario, Alexander


Ducks goalie Ryan Miller set for Honda Center farewell Saturday

ANAHEIM — Ryan Miller is scheduled to make his Honda Center farewell appearance Saturday, when the Ducks play host to the Kings. The 40-year-old goaltender announced Thursday he would retire at the end of the season, after 18 years in the NHL, including the final four with the Ducks. Miller hasn’t appeared in a game since March 29, yielding several of his possible opportunities to start in relief of John Gibson in April to Anthony Stolarz, the third goalie in what has been a three-goalie rotatio...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Kings, NHL, Ducks, Maya Angelou, Anaheim-ducks, Miller, Alexander, Anaheim, Ryan Miller, Honda Center, Gibson, John Gibson


‘The Mighty Ducks’ Franchise Writer Steven Brill Talks the Future of ‘Game Changers’, Reunion Challenges, and…a Broadway Musical? [Interview]

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers digs back into the nostalgia of the original franchise in the biggest way yet with today’s new episode, titled “Spirit of the Ducks.” When a gala is planned to celebrate the legacy of the peewee hockey team, some of the original teammates get back together with Coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). But the reunion isn’t quite as chipper as you might expect, and that’s exactly how franchise writer Steven Brill likes it. For the Mighty Ducks reunion episode of Game...
Tags: Europe, Television, Movies, Minneapolis, Interview, Disney, Sports, Features, Sequels, Jon Hamm, Pixar, Ducks, Bombay, Josh, PAUL, Gordon


The Original ‘Mighty Ducks’ Talk About Reuniting for ‘Game Changers’ and Getting Back on the Ice [Interview]

Today brings the sixth episode of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers to Disney+, and if you’re a fan of the original film franchise, you need to catch up. That’s because today’s episode, titled “Spirit of the Ducks,” brings back some of the original Mighty Ducks from the movies for a reunion with their old coach, Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers brings back Fulton Reed (Eldon Henson), Lester Averman (Matt Doherty), Adam Banks (Vincent La Russo), Connie Moreau (Margue...
Tags: Television, Movies, Minnesota, Interviews, Youtube, Disney, Sports, Features, Canada, Sequels, New Zealand, Ducks, Steve, Bombay, Vincent, Kenan Thompson


Future Seasons of ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ Will Bring Back More Original Ducks, May Go to Europe

Today sees a special reunion of some of the original hockey playing brats from The Mighty Ducks in an episode of the Disney+ original series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. And if all goes well, this won’t be the last reunion we’ll see on the show. Even though six of the original members of the Mighty Ducks franchise were able to reunite for the episode, titled “Spirit of the Ducks,” the coronavirus pandemic made it more difficult to get other teammates back. Thankfully, franchise writer and s...
Tags: Europe, Television, Movies, Minneapolis, Interviews, Disney, Sports, Los Angeles, Sequels, Ducks, Brill, Kenan-Thompson, Don, Goldberg, Russ, Joshua-Jackson


Ryan Miller Will Retire At The End Of The Season

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register, Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller announced his retirement Thursday, effective at season’s end, the 18th and final one in his Hall of Fame-worthy career. Miller departs the game as the winningest United States-born goalie in NHL history, with 390 victories in 794 games. Miller, 40, spent his final four seasons with the Ducks, serving as a backup and a mentor to John Gibson. Earlier this season, Miller passed Dominik Hasek for 14th place on the N...
Tags: Sport, United States, Vancouver, NHL, Honda, St Louis, Ducks, Hall of Fame, Miller, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim, Ryan Miller, Sabres, John Gibson, Dominik Hasek, Elliott Teaford


Ducks’ Ryan Miller announces he will retire at the end of the season

Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller announced his retirement Thursday, effective at season’s end, the 18th and final one in his Hall of Fame-worthy career. Miller departs the game as the winningest United States-born goalie in NHL history, with 390 victories in 794 games. Miller, 40, spent his final four seasons with the Ducks, serving as a backup and a mentor to John Gibson. Earlier this season, Miller passed Dominik Hasek for 14th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list. He had hoped to reach 400 victo...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Kings, Vancouver, NHL, Honda, St Louis, Ducks, Hall of Fame, Anaheim-ducks, Miller, Alexander, Henry, Buffalo Sabres


‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ Clip Reunites Gordon Bombay with a Grown-Up Duck

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is bringing in some familiar faces this week to help turn around a grumpy Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). Before the episode debuts on Disney+ on April 30 (that’s tomorrow), the first clip from the episode has debuted featuring a chance encounter with one of Bombay’s young hockey discoveries whose now all grown up…but he still has a penchant for breaking the passenger side windows of Bombay’s vehicles. Check out The Mighty Ducks reunion clip below. The Mighty ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Minnesota, Disney, Sports, Sequels, Ducks, Bombay, Mighty Ducks, Emilio Estevez, Gordon Bombay, Disney/Pixar, Steven Brill, The Mighty Ducks, Gordon Bombay Emilio Estevez, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers