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Video- Introducing The Ryan Getzlaf Bobblehead

Ha!

 

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GIF- Nick Ritchie Fined For A Cross-Check

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Dallas Eakins Should Be The Next Coach For The Anaheim Ducks

from Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News,

The Ducks’ search for a new coach should be no more complicated than your morning search for new socks.

Dallas Eakins has coached the San Diego Gulls to a 30-18-1 record, despite roster churn that’s worthy of a Maytag. He has brought along ex-Ducks like Brandon Montour and Shea Theodore, and future Ducks like Max Jones, Sam Steel, Kevin Roy and Troy Terry.

The Gulls will likely be the source of whatever playoff hockey Southern California will see, after an epic stretch from 2012 through 2017 that featured two Stanley Cup Finals and four Western Conference Finals. There is nothing more involving than an NHL playoff spring, so this will be a time of serious withdrawal.

The Ducks and Kings face massive coaching decisions. Eakins is the most obvious candidate in Anaheim.

The first question he would face is, “What happened in Edmonton?” although that’s not specific enough. Since the Oilers lost the Stanley Cup Final to Carolina in 2006, they have made the playoffs once and have required eight coaches.

Eakins was No. 6. He lasted 113 games and won 36. Bad goaltending can get anybody fired, and Scotty Bowman wouldn’t have won in Edmonton with Al Arbour by his side. But Eakins, in his fourth year with the Gulls, also cites himself.

“I was brought there to change a culture that wasn’t great,” Eakins said.

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A Comeback Win For The St. Louis Blues

from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

For all their trials and tribulations over the first 3½ months of the season, the Blues never lost more than three consecutive games in regulation. And three in a row happened only once — against San Jose, Los Angeles and Nashville just before Thanksgiving.

After losses to Carolina and Dallas this past weekend, the Blues were in jeopardy of having it happen again on Wednesday. After building a 3-1 lead, the next three goals belonged to Anaheim, which has the NHL's most feeble offense at just 2.15 goals per game.

As the clock ticked away, it was hard to escape that sinking feeling. With Dallas, Minnesota, Colorado and even Arizona nipping at their heels, a crushing loss appeared imminent for the Blues.

But then lightning struck. Twice. Robert Thomas scored in a 6-on-5 situation with goalie Jordan Binnington pulled in favor of an extra attacker to tie the game at 4-4 with just 1:04 to play. Twelve seconds later, captain Alex Pietrangelo broke the tie, and the Blues left Honda Center with a 5-4 victory over the Ducks.

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Video- Ian Cole Hit On Devin Shore

 

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Five More Years For Jakob Silfverberg And The Anaheim Ducks

from the Anaheim Ducks,

Jakob Silfverberg signed a five-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Financial terms were not released.

The 28-year-old forward, who has 24 points (16 goals, eight assists) in 56 games this season, could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

"I've been here pretty much my entire career," Silfverberg told the Ducks website. "I really like it here. My son was born here, too, and my wife loves it here. Other than this year, this is a winning organization. It's a place to win. We've had some close calls. Within the next five years, this is going to be a contending team again. I'm excited for the future.

"I've been here most of my adult life. This is my sixth year here. It's been going by fast. People say time flies when you're having fun, and that's definitely the case here. I'm looking forward to more years."

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Video- Drake Caggiula Concussed By Rickard Rakell Hit

via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times,

The Blackhawks lost a key part of their top line in the 4-3 win over Anaheim on Wednesday. Left wing Drake Caggiula suffered a concussion in the second period when Ducks forward Rickard Rakell smashed him into the glass as Caggiula chased down a puck.

Caggiula stayed down for a minute before being helped off the ice and went immediately to the locker room. The Hawks have no initial indication of the severity of the concussion, though coach Jeremy Colliton said there was no additional injury on the play.

“We’ll see how it goes,” Colliton said. “It’s tough to tell. Sometimes it looks terrible and you’re back right away, and sometimes it looks innocent and it takes forever. So we’ll see.”

 

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Michael Del Zotto On His Way To St. Louis

 

added 5:08pm, Blues release is below.

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Looks Like A Buffalo/Anaheim Trade Is Close

 

 

added 7:09pm, Anaheim release is below.

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Video- Scott Niedermayer’s #27 Goes To The Rafters In Anaheim

Well deserved.

via Sportsnet,

 

 

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