Wheeling and Dealing In Las Vegas

By Michael Walters The NHL Expansion Draft is almost finally upon us. There have been several reports that anywhere from six to eight teams have deals in place with Las Vegas already. The Anaheim Ducks are believed to be one, in which Vegas General Manager George McPhee will pick an available player(see below) beside Josh Manson…

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Ducks “New” Adidas Jersey

By Michael Walters Today Adidas revealed their jerseys for all 31 NHL teams. Several teams had some changes made to their jerseys. The Anaheim Ducks jersey had a few minor changes, but nothing drastic. The orange no longer goes all the way around the collar. The NHL logo is displayed with black material instead of orange.…

One Year Later: The Frederik Andersen Trade

By Thomas Harrington One year ago today, the Anaheim Ducks traded Frederik Andersen to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 2016 first round pick (30th overall) and a 2017 second round pick (50th overall). This deal gave Toronto a new starting goaltender, something they’ve needed for years, and helped them return to the playoffs. For…

Mighty Expansion Draft

By Richard Gonzalez The NHL will have an expansion draft for the Las Vegas Golden Knights on June 21st, 2017. The last expansion draft was in 2000, which introduced the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets. Let us take a trip 7 years prior to the 2000 draft and look at the 1993 expansion draft. …

Tension Builds In Anaheim

By Michael Walters Today NHL teams revealed their protection lists for the expansion draft. The Ducks protected seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie. The protected forwards include Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler, Jakob Silfverberg, Rickard Rakell, Andrew Cogliano, and Antoine Vermette. Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, and Kevin Bieksa were the protected defensemen. The…

Ducks Protection List Revealed

By Michael Walters Today NHL teams had to submit their protection lists for the expansion draft. As expected the Ducks elected to go with Option A, seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie. Here is Anaheim’s list: Anaheim Ducks protection list (7-3-1 Format): Forwards (7) Ryan Getzlaf Corey Perry Ryan Kesler Jakob Silfverberg Andrew Cogliano…

Ducks Projected Protection List

By Michael Walters Tomorrow the NHL will release the protection lists for the expansion draft at 7 AM PT. The Anaheim Ducks find themselves in a difficult spot. Based the protection rules, players with no-movement clauses in their contract are automatically protected. The Ducks will have to protect Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler, and Kevin…

Will Despres Play Again?

By Michael Walters Yesterday the Anaheim Ducks General Manager Bob Murray announced that the team parted ways with Simon Despres. The team will buy out Despres’ contract after he cleared waivers today and the timing couldn’t have been better for the organization since he is still 25 years old. The NHL allows teams to buy…

Trading Into 26th Through 31st

By Thomas Harrington Now that I’ve gone over the first 25 picks in the NHL Entry Draft, it’s time to turn our attention to the final six picks. With Vegas’ addition to the NHL, the first round will now consist of 31 picks. The next six teams represent some of the best teams in the…

Trading Into 21st Through 25th

By Thomas Harrington As we get later in the first round, we’re getting to more teams who advanced to the second round, or finished the regular season with one of the better records in the league. Even more than the previous five teams, these five teams will be more likely to trade a first round…