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Minnesota Trades Dmitry Kulikov To Anaheim

added 5:26pm, Anaheim release is below.

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John Klingberg Will Focus On This Season

from Sportsnet,

Sometimes the stars don't perfectly align. Sometimes you can't get all your ducks in a row.

After signing a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks, former Dallas Stars defenceman John Klingberg is looking for long-term security, but understands he can't get too far ahead of himself.

"I mean it's probably part of the plan, but I'm not going to look too far ahead," Klingberg said Monday. "I want to get long term at the end of the day. Right now, I'm signing (for) one year at Anaheim and we're going to have to take it from here. I can't focus on what's going to be there in one year. It has to be this season."


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John Klingberg To The Anaheim Ducks For One Year

added 4:10pm, Press release is below,

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The Anaheim Ducks Sign Ryan Strome

from the Anaheim Ducks,

The Ducks have signed center Ryan Strome to a five-year contract through 2026-27 NHL season.

Strome, 29 (7/11/93), has scored 130-227=357 points with a +40 rating and 376 penalty minutes (PIM) in 621 career NHL games with the New York Rangers (2018-22), Edmonton Oilers (2017-18) and New York Islanders (2013-17).

The 6-1, 191-pound forward helped the Rangers to an appearance in the Eastern Conference Final in 2021-22, scoring 2-7=9 points in 19 Stanley Cup Playoff contests. He scored a career-high 21 goals and added 54 points (21-33-54) with a +15 rating and 69 PIM in 74 regular-season games last season, ranking fourth in goals and assists among Rangers leaders.

In 2020-21, Strome registered 14-35=49 points in 56 games with the Rangers, establishing career highs in assists per game (0.63), points per game (0.88), power play assists (15), and power play points (18). He set single-season career highs in points (18-41=59), assists and average time on ice (19:35) in 2019-20.


AAV is $5M

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Video- Ryan Getzlaf’s Final Skate On NHL Ice

from Greg Beacham of the LA Times

Ryan Getzlaf skated in with the puck on his stick and a clear path to goal. With an entire building practically begging him to shoot, the Ducks’ longtime captain glanced left, spun right and feathered a breathtaking, behind-the-back pass to trailing teammate Adam Henrique, who did not miss.

The final point of Getzlaf’s 17 NHL seasons both epitomized and punctuated everything that made him one of the greatest playmaking centers of his era and a monumental player in California hockey.

Nearly every time when he could have gone for personal glory — whether in trying to score more goals, or in leaving the struggling Ducks for a better team late in his career — Getzlaf chose his teammates first. He refused to change his style or his address, and Anaheim returned his love yet again when he finally said farewell.


via the Anaheim Ducks,

The final seconds tick down on Ryan Getzlaf's illustrious career, and after he caps off the night with a postgame lap and speech to the fans

Watch below along with the pregame ceremony.

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Dallas Eakins Expected Tor Return Next Season As The Coach Of The Anaheim Ducks

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

The Ducks are expected to retain Dallas Eakins as their coach for at least a fourth season, an NHL source said. A statement on Eakins’ future is anticipated later this week from General Manager Pat Verbeek, who hasn’t been with the team to start its four-game trip.

Eakins’ three-season contract is set to expire when the season ends on April 29, and it wasn’t immediately certain whether the team held an option on a fourth season or whether he would be given an extension for 2022-23 and possibly beyond. Verbeek was expected to clarify the situation.

Neither Eakins nor Verbeek were available for comment Monday, a scheduled day off for the Ducks in South Florida after starting their trip with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday and a 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. Verbeek was on a scouting trip.

The Ducks took significant strides in the early months of the 2021-22 season before COVID-19 took its toll on the lineup at the Christmas break and into January. The Ducks were 17-9-6 and among the Pacific Division leaders at the holiday break, but their lack of depth was quickly exposed.


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Ryan Getzlaf Will Retire At The End Of This Season

from the Anaheim Ducks,

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf today announced his retirement from the NHL at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. His last home game will take place Sunday, April 24 when the Ducks host the St. Louis Blues at Honda Center (5:30 p.m. PT).

Getzlaf, 36 (5/10/85), is Anaheim's all-time leading scorer in both the regular season and playoffs, and joins a group of 11 other players in NHL history to have captained the same team for 10 years and scored 1,000 points. He is also one of 13 players in hockey history to win two Olympic gold medals and a Stanley Cup championship, and one of 46 NHL players to record 1,000 points with a single franchise (more than 7,400 players have played in the NHL to date). He currently ranks in the top 100 on the NHL's all-time points (88th) and assists (51st) list, and is one of 56 players in NHL history to record 700 assists.

"It's been an honor to play in the NHL and spend my entire professional career with one organization," said Getzlaf. "None of this would have been possible without my family, who offered unwavering love and support each step of the way. Thank you to our owners, Henry and Susan Samueli, for leading an organization committed to success on the ice, but more importantly, to making a positive impact in our community and to those in need.

"A special thanks to the general managers, coaches, support staff, teammates, and of course, our fans. Playing for the Ducks and living in Orange County is a dream for an athlete, and much of that is because of you. Thank you all."


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Discussing The Jay Beagle Incident

On this edition of To The Point, The Hockey Night in Canada panel discusses whether the league should take action against Jay Beagle for his altercation with Troy Terry, and Blake Wheeler's controversial shootout goal.

Wath at Sportsnet

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Video- Clayton Keller Suffered A Long-Term Injury

via Craig Morgan tweets,

Coyotes coach André Tourigny on the Clayton Keller injury: "We know it will be long-term but he will recover

Coach André Tourigny said the Coyotes players lined up to touch Clayton Keller and let him know they were there for him.
Keller was two points from tying his career high in points; having that breakthrough season that the franchise envisioned when it drafted him.
Awful night

Watch the incident below.

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Video- A Sit Down With Trevor Zegras

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Anaheim Ducks forward Trevor Zegras sits down with Christine Simpson to discuss how the famous goal with teammate Sonny Milano came to fruition, his personality and creativity on the ice, and the experience of meeting one of his biggest fans.


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