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Patrick Eaves Agrees To A Three-Year Deal With Anaheim



added7:54pm, press release is below...

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Shane Doan’s Playing Career Done In Arizona

via Pierre LeBrun tweets,

The Arizona Coyotes are parting ways with long time captain Shane Doan. The club informed him over the weekend.

Doan hasn't decided on his playing future yet. There are other teams I believe who have some interest in him.

Obviously must be a tough pill to swallow for Doan, classy leader, played for one organization his whole career

I would expect the team to offer him a job in the organization one day after his playing career is over

added 3:47pm, Arizona statement below...

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Kevin Bieksa May Hold The Key For The Ducks’ Off-Season

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

Kevin Bieksa could hold the keys to the kind of player the Ducks will lose in the upcoming NHL expansion draft.

The veteran defenseman has a no-movement clause in a contract that enters its final year in July. And with that, Bieksa can make the Ducks protect him along with the other three players with such clauses who’ll certainly be kept from the draft – Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler and Corey Perry.

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will select one player from each of the other 30 teams, and Bieksa’s clause presents a challenge for the Ducks in terms of those they want to keep. The Ducks are aiming to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie.

To keep a critical forward such as Jakob Silfverberg from exposure, the Ducks were expected to ask Bieksa to waive his no-movement clause so that would allow them to protect either defenders Josh Manson or Sami Vatanen along with Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler.

Bieksa had to be notified of the team’s intent by 2 p.m.(PT) Monday and, if asked as is expected, has until Friday to decide if he’ll waive it or not. The team did not comment and Bieksa’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, would not confirm if his client had been asked.


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A Contract Extension For Randy Carlyle

from the Anaheim Ducks,

The Ducks have signed head coach Randy Carlyle to a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 NHL season plus an option for 2019-20. Carlyle was originally under contract with the Ducks through 2017-18. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed. In addition, Trent Yawney and Rich Preston will return next season as Assistant Coaches and Todd Marchant will return to his role as Director of Player Development and Special Projects.

"We made great strides this past season and clearly Randy was at the center of that," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "He's committed to this organization and to winning another Stanley Cup. Extending his contract was an easy decision for us."


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Bob Murray On Exit Interview Day For The Anaheim Ducks

from Adam Brady of AnaheimDucks.com,

Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray addressed the media this afternoon during exit interviews day at Honda Center....

Injury Updates
As is customary for a team after its playoff run has ended, Murray gave some updates on several injured players, and they were not positive for two young defenseman in particular. Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen each played through torn labrums suffered early in the playoffs, and both are likely to have surgery. Lindholm will be out 4-5 months and, "Sami's is worse," according to Murray.

Murray added that the injury that knocked Patrick Eaves out of the playoffs from the middle of the Second Round was a "deep bone bruise" that made it virtually impossible to skate. "He could be awhile with that one," Murray said. "Could be another month and a half with pain."

Meanwhile, Nate Thompson played from early in the first series with a hairline fracture in his ankle but did not miss a game. Rakell, who missed Games 5 and 6 with an ankle injury, "is going to get better quickly. He was really close [to returning]."

more topics from Murray....

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The Latest On Contract Talks Between The Anaheim Ducks And Cam Fowler

via Pierre LeBrun tweets,

Contract talks expected to resume next week between Ducks and Cam Fowler's camp. So far this season talks have been positive. 

All signs point toward an extension although nothing is done until it's done. Can't officially sign until July 1 (one year left on contract)

Obviously if an agreement gets done, has impact on Ducks' expansion draft plans

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Videos- From The Anaheim Side

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

This time was going to be different. After four straight seasons of backing down at the moment of truth, after building what they thought would be enough depth to get through a playoff grind, after bringing Randy Carlyle back to coach them because they believed his calm and resourcefulness would guide them past their mental and emotional postseason hurdles, the ending was the same for the Ducks.

Maybe even more painful than in previous seasons, because they clawed and scratched and were on the brink of forcing a seventh game in the Western Conference finals before they let their last chance slip away.

They got a few steps further than they did a year ago. But if losing to the Nashville Predators in a six-game conference finals one year after the Predators had booted them out of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs meant the Ducks had accomplished something, that theory was contradicted by the tears welling in Ryan Kesler’s eyes and the vacant stares of Andrew Cogliano and Corey Perry after their efforts to mount yet another remarkable rally fell short in a 6-3 loss Monday.

“Personally, I don’t think the better team won tonight but it doesn’t really matter what I think,” said Kesler, who sat at his locker for long minutes with his head buried in a towel before he began to unlace his skates and unpeel the tape that held him and his equipment together. “They got the victory and they move on and we’re going home.”


Below, Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News and video of Perry, Getzlaf and Carlyle post-game...

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The Nashville Predators Advance To The Stanley Cup Final

Nashville defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 to win the series 4-2 and now advance to their first Stanley Cup Final.

Here is the game winning goal by Colton Sissons, his 3rd of the game.





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Video- Nick Ritchie Hit On Viktor Arvidsson

Ritchie received five for boarding and a game, Arvidsson went to the room.


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Open Post- Game 6 Western Conference Final

The Anaheim Ducks need a win to play in a game 7 on Wednesday, the Nashville Predators need a win to set-off a big party in Nashville.

Personally, I feel the Ducks are done but we will soon find out.

Anaheim @ Nashville, NSH leads 3-2, 8 p.m., CBC, TVAS, NBCSN    

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