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Anaheim Ducks: Ryan Carter Put on Waivers

July 8th, 2010
I won't pretend I have no biases. I'm a Ryan Carter fan. The guy was extremely underrated and in typical Randy Carlyle fashion, underused and unappreciated. I'm not going to pretend that he was the guy to make or break a team, and by no means would he score 30, ...

Anaheim Ducks’ Defenseman Scott Niedermayer Announces Retirement

June 22nd, 2010
The will he/wont he wait is over.  Unfortunately, it is for good this time. Scott Niedermayer, considerably one of the best defensemen of the last two decades, has finally decided to hang up his skates.  Announcing his retirement in a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Niedermayer has made the decision to step away from ...

Bobby Ryan Headed to Toronto Maple Leafs?

June 17th, 2010
I've received a comment recently that sparked some thought regarding the signing of Bobby Ryan.   Basically, it mentioned that Toronto General Manager Brian Burke wants Ryan to be on his roster, and he would be willing to pay the big money to get Ryan in a Maple Leaf’s jersey come October.  ...

Bobby Ryan and Tomas Kaberle: Both On The Anaheim Ducks’ Radar?

June 14th, 2010
As we approach the Entry Draft, we're also approaching a few major deadlines regarding the future, and once again the Anaheim Ducks are finding themselves front and center. Last summer, as the draft began, so did the changes in Anaheim. The Ducks shipped out the physical antagonist, Chris Pronger, and got very little ...

Anaheim Ducks Secure Spot for Defenseman Sheldon Brookbank

June 3rd, 2010
Ducks fans got their hopes up Wednesday morning when @AnaheimDucks tweeted that they would be announcing a contract extension later that afternoon. Many fans were hoping to hear that Bobby Ryan had inked his name to a long term deal, or that veteran Saku Koivu would indeed be returning for a few ...

Should Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne Retire or Not?

May 24th, 2010
Now that we're all set up for the final matchups of the season, it's time we start looking a little further ahead.  Time to get ready for that crucial point in every season where teams begin to think about their future, the long haul.  Trades, free agency, and ...

Eight Things You Won’t See in the 2010 NHL Conference Finals

May 19th, 2010
When it comes to playoff hockey there are tons of things that are a given. You know the plays, the hits, and the saves are going to be phenomenal. The excitement and the tension that is encompassed in the 60 plus minutes of any playoff game are incomparable ...

2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Who’s Hot After the First Round of Action

April 29th, 2010
As the conclusion of the very exciting, and somewhat surprising, first round of the 2010 NHL postseason comes to a close, individual players are starting to break away from the pack. From the masked men between the pipes to the big goal scorers putting their teams over the top, it’s time ...

2010 NHL Playoffs: Power Ranking All 16 of the Coaches

April 13th, 2010
As we step closer to the most exciting two months of hockey, it’s time we look at the Power Rankings. This time we’re not talking about the individual players or even the teams as a whole. No, this time we’re giving the men behind the bench a nod ...

Anaheim Ducks Officially Eliminated from the Playoffs

April 7th, 2010
With a 5-4 shootout loss to the crosstown rival Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks are officially plucked from the postseason. (Colorado’s defeat of the Vancouver Canucks in overtime put the nail in the coffin.) Plain and simple, a team that gives up a three-goal lead and proceeds to lose in a ...