Anaheim Ducks: Power Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Moments in Franchise History

December 1st, 2012 by Bobby Kittleberger Leave a reply »
Looking at hockey's past has become a regular activity for fans in the midst of a lockout which is starting to look like it will cost at least half a season's worth of the game we love. With the Anaheim Ducks on the sidelines with the rest of the league, it's a good time to take a look at their young lifespan and rank the 10 most memorable moments in franchise history.

The Ducks' timeline can broadly be broken up into two segments: The first being the era before the 2004-2005 lockout and the second being the years that followed. An oversimplification of both time frames essentially shows that the Ducks were far more successful in the post-lockout era than they were during the pre-lockout years dating back to their inaugural season.

During those pre-2005 years, The Ducks missed the playoffs their first three seasons and made a nasty habit of getting dumped by the Detroit Red Wings when they did make the playoffs. Their first Stanley Cup didn't come until after the lockout in 2006-2007.

However, a close look at the Ducks' history shows us that there were plenty of memorable moments prior to the 2006-2007 season and even prior to 2005. The list I've co ...

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