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A podcast covering the Anaheim Ducks and NHL! Check out our blog at for local news about the Ducks! We also answer fan questions! To have your question answered on our podcast, please us a message at twitter @ducksnpucks or Facebook . Please only serious hockey questions!






The Kes-less Ducks

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 his adjust his forward lineup without Kesler. Younger players are going to have to step up on defense and now an offense for this team. On this show we discuss which younger players could make the roster after...

Duration: 00:37:46

Bringing The Boom Back To Anaheim

This past week the Anaheim Ducks brought back Francois Beauchemin for his third tour of duty. He signed a one-year deal worth $1 million, including $500,000 in performance bonuses. On this show, we talk about the defensive implications of bringing him back to the organization and the possibility of other moves the Ducks might make. We also discuss the upcoming talent for the Ducks and who we think could make the team come this October. We cover the World Junior Summer Showcase, the Ducks...

Duration: 00:38:48

Have The Ducks Done Enough?

The Ducks signed Cam Fowler to an eight-year extension and picked up Ryan Miller as a back-up goalie on July 1st. Since then the Ducks haven't signed any big name players in free agency. On this show, we discuss if the Ducks have done enough moves to get them deep into the playoffs next season. We also discuss the possibility of Corey Perry playing hurt this past season.

Duration: 00:48:24

Anaheim Active In Free Agent Frenzy

The Anaheim Ducks have been active so far this weekend. Cam Fowler was signed to an eight-year extension worth about $52 million. The Ducks also signed Ryan Miller, Derek Grant, and Michael Liambas. Anaheim still has about $5.7 million in cap space. On this show we talk about the Ducks moves so far and what could be the next move for Anaheim. We analyze the Ducks chances next season with the current roster and whether or not they should add another player(s) to the lineup. Lastly, we take a...

Duration: 00:44:44

Ducks Look To Add Pieces In Offseason

This past week was a busy time for the NHL and the Anaheim Ducks were no exception either. The Ducks lost Clayton Stoner and Shea Theodore in the Expansion Draft. There are also reports that Nate Thompson, Jonathan Bernier, and Jhonas Enroth could test the free agent market and may not return to Anaheim. Emerson Etem and Ryan Faragher are also set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1st as they both weren't given a qualifying offer. The Ducks are going to look to add some pieces to...

Duration: 00:59:15

Tension Builds In Anaheim

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 also protected goalie John Gibson, which was expected. The question for General Manager Bob Murray is how can he...

Duration: 00:53:10

Vegas Road Trip

The season may be over for the Anaheim Ducks, but the expansion draft and regular NHL draft are coming up. The Ducks did make some decisions this week regarding their coaching staff. Most of the staff will return next season with Randy Carlyle getting an extension. Paul MacLean will not return as his contract was not renewed. On this show we talk about the coaching moves, the two upcoming drafts, and the Stanley Cup Final. We also provide some injury updates and how they will affect the...

Duration: 00:56:53

Anaheim: Win Some, Lose Some

The Anaheim Ducks season came to an end last night as they lost 6-3 in Game 6 against the Nashville Predators. On this show, we talk about the Ducks series against the Predators and analyze the Ducks play over the course of the six games. With the Ducks season over, we turn our attention to the offseason by looking at possible trades, the expansion and regular drafts. We discuss the Ducks organization from the GM Bob Murray and Coach Randy Carlyle to all the players.

Duration: 01:01:50

Series Preview: Ducks Face Predators

The Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames in four games in the first round. In round two, the Ducks then beat the Edmonton Oilers in seven games and now are set to face the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference Final. On this show, we break down the regular season between the Ducks and Predators. We also look at both the Ducks and Predators playoff performances so far as part of our Western Conference Final preview. The Ducks are still missing a few players from their lineup....

Duration: 00:43:30

Ducks Look To Close Out Flames

The Anaheim Ducks have a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Calgary Flames. Despite the huge series lead, each game has been decided by one goal. On this show, we talk about who has played well this in this series and which players have had surprise performances. We discuss whether John Gibson should continue to be the starting goalie or if Jonathan Bernier should start a game or too. We take a look around the league and share our thoughts on the other series currently being played.

Duration: 00:38:52

Ducks Look To Put Out Flames

The Anaheim Ducks clinched their 5th straight Pacific Division title. They are set to face the Calgary Flames in Round 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. On this show, we talk about how the Ducks won the Pacific Division in the final days of the regular season. We share our thoughts on the Nick Ritchie suspension and Cam Fowler injury. We also preview the Ducks playoff matchup against the Flames. Lastly, we talk about all the other matchups around the league and give our predictions for...

Duration: 01:02:14

"You Can't Win Here!"

The Anaheim Ducks had an intense week of hockey against Canadien opponents. They went on the road winning two games and also losing two games. During the road trip the Ducks temporarily lost control of their own destiny for the Pacific Division title, but then they retained it courtesy of the Calgary Flames. The Ducks beat the Flames on the road and then again at home for the 25th time in a row during the regular season. The Ducks win streak at home against the Flames is longest active...

Duration: 00:55:13

Ducks Surge Ahead of Canadian Road Trip

The Anaheim Ducks have won four games in a row and now find themselves in first place in the Pacific Division. The San Jose Sharks have lost six in a row making the Pacific Division a toss up between them, Anaheim, Calgary, and Edmonton. The Ducks do control their own destiny as they hold a two point advantage over San Jose and Edmonton. One reason for the Ducks success has been the captain Ryan Getzlaf, who was named the 3rd star of the week by the NHL. He had seven assists in his last...

Duration: 00:43:11

Anaheim: Is There A Goalie Controversy?

This past week the Anaheim Ducks went 3-0-1 in their last four games. They now only sit four points behind the San Jose Sharks with 10 games remaining in the season. The Ducks have leaned on Jonathan Bernier recently with John Gibson dealing with a lower body injury. Gibson came back and played in the previous week against St. Louis, but appears to have reaggravated his injury. The question for Randy Carlyle is if Gibson is healthy before the season ends, then will he go with him in net or...

Duration: 00:46:21

Ducks Push Towards The Playoffs

The Anaheim Ducks didn't make any major moves when the NHL trade deadline came. They have gone 3-2-0 since then and are battling it out with Calgary and Edmonton for second and third place in the Pacific Division. On this show we talk about the Ducks chances of finishing the season strong and how far will they go in the playoffs. The Ducks just got back John Gibson from injury and Antoine Vermette from suspension. The question is will a healthy Ducks team with just the addition of Patrick...

Duration: 00:41:59

Anaheim: Go Big or Go Home

The Anaheim Ducks acquired Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars for a 2017 2nd round draft pick last week. The move was to help improve the Ducks offense and power play, but many feel it isn't enough if Anaheim wants to go deep in the playoffs this postseason. The Ducks enter their bye week two points behind Edmonton for second place in the Pacific Division. The question for the Ducks is will they go big this trade deadline or not? Bob Murray doesn't usually go big at the trade deadline and...

Duration: 00:55:25

Trade Deadline: Murray's In The Driver's Seat

The Anaheim Ducks General Manager Bob Murray isn't interested in trading for rental players come this NHL trade deadline. Murray's phone has started to ring and he has plenty of depth on a young blueline to make a move. The Ducks have six defensemen who are 25 or under: Cam Fowler, Sami Vatanen, Josh Manson, Hampus Lindholm, Brandon Montour, and Shea Theodore. On this show, we talk about who the Ducks may trade from their blueline. Murray could trade Vatanen in order to bring a long-term...

Duration: 00:50:34

Trades On The Horizon?

The Anaheim Ducks placed Clayton Stoner on the Long-Term Injury Reserve(LTIR) per Stoner had abdominal surgery in December and was slated to be out 4-6 weeks, but now it appears it will be longer. Anaheim currently has about $2.8 million in cap space as the trade deadline approaches. On this week's podcast, we explore some trade partners the Ducks could make deals with. Anaheim had struggled with scoring goals consistently in the recent weeks and a trade for a scoring...

Duration: 00:37:02

Anaheim: Cap Problems

The Anaheim Ducks came out of the All-Star break receiving some good news today. Jakob Silfverberg was at practice skating with contact and Nate Thompson was present as well after being loaned to San Diego for conditioning. Thompson is still listed on the Long-Term Injury Reserve, but when he officially comes back there will be cap issues for Anaheim. Per, if Thompson is activated then the Ducks would have only about $200,000 left in cap space. On this podcast, we discuss...

Duration: 01:06:48

Anaheim: Injuries Start To Mount

This past the week the Ducks beat Tampa Bay and Colorado before losing to Minnesota. The Ducks lost two keys players, John Gibson and Jakob Silfverberg, this week to injuries. Silfverberg was knocked out of the game in Colorado and didn't play in the Minnesota contest. Gibson started the game against the Wild but had to exit early with an injury. Both have upper-body injuries and it's not clear if they will play this week. On this show, we talk about the how the Ducks will have to adjust...

Duration: 00:43:06

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