Rakell & Lindholm Win Gold; Miller Has Surgery

By Michael Walters When the Anaheim Ducks season ended, some of the players got to play some more hockey in the IIHF World Tournament. Korbinian Holzer played for Team Germany. Rickard Rakell and Hampus Lindholm both participated as members of Team Sweden. Team Sweden earned a 3-2 shootout victory over Switzerland in the gold medal game in…

Season In Review: Hampus Lindholm

By: Matthew Garcia The Anaheim Ducks opened their 2016-2017 campaign on October 13, 2016. However, one crucial piece of the Ducks’ roster was missing, and that piece was 22 (now 23) year-old Swedish defenseman Hampus Lindholm. Lindholm was a restricted free agent and had not yet reached a deal with the Ducks so he was…

The Kes-less Ducks

By Michael Walters During the summer it was known that Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen wouldn’t be available for the start of the NHL season. Now the Anaheim Ducks are faced with also being without Ryan Kesler for at least the first couple months of the season. The question for Randy Carlyle is how will…

Lindholm Looking At 5-6 Months of Rehabilitation

By Michael Walters According to Gunnar Nordström of Expressen, Hampus Lindholm will need 5-6 months following his shoulder surgery for rehabilitation. Originally, the projection was 4-5 months. The Anaheim Ducks club doctor, Dr. Orr Limpisvasti, performed the operation last Tuesday, which went well, but there was more damage to the shoulder than expected. Lindholm plans to…

Consistency Is Key

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks saw the return of Hampus Lindholm this week on their road trip. The Ducks went 1-1-1 on the trip ending it with a blowout loss to the Nashville Predators. Of the 16 games the Ducks have played this season, seven of them have been either big wins or big losses. On…

Lindholm To Return; Prospects Shine

By Michael Walters Hampus Lindholm is set to return this week as the Anaheim Ducks hit the road. Lindholm posted a photo(shown above) of himself in flight on his Instagram account. On this week’s show, we talk about Lindholm’s impact and how the team will play on the upcoming three-game trip. We cover a variety of…

The Ducks Are Back On Track

By Michael Walters After starting the season 0-3-1, the Anaheim Ducks have turned it around losing only once in regulation over their past six games. The Ducks have gone 4-1-1 in their last six games with impressive wins over Vancouver, Nashville, and rival Los Angeles. Anaheim saw the return of Rickard Rakell, who dropped three…

Ducks Sign Lindholm, Avoid Immediate Trade

By Michael Walters Today the long anticipated wait has ended as Hampus Lindholm signed a six-year deal worth $31.5 million with Anaheim. TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported the signing of the restricted free agent, which was later confirmed by the Ducks. The annual average cost is $5.25 million. He will make $3 million this season, $6 million…

Can Anaheim Keep The Momentum?

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks started off the season dropping their first four games. The Ducks did turn things around winning their last two over the Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks. But can Anaheim keep the momentum going? We address this on the show as we recap this past week’s games and preview this…

Anaheim: World Cup Of Hockey Implications

By Michael Walters This week it was announced that Corey Perry will join fellow teammate Ryan Getzlaf in the World Cup of Hockey for Team Canada. The Anaheim Ducks currently have ten players competing in the tournament (Team Canada – Ryan Getzlaf and Perry, Team USA – Ryan Kesler, Team North America – John Gibson, Team Finland…