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No More Excuses For The Anaheim Ducks

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

General manager Bob Murray made it clear Wednesday he was fed up with the Ducks’ inconsistent play, their underachieving special teams and a lack of production from the many veterans who made up the core of their lineup during the 2019-20 season.

Murray also second-guessed himself for staying out of the dressing room in an attempt to give Dallas Eakins some space in his first season as the Ducks’ coach, a move that backfired when some of their youngest and least experienced players were given too much freedom.

“Accountability in this group is going to change,” Murray said during a 40-minute conference call with reporters that featured a review of last season and a preview of the next one, whenever it might begin. “I’ve had enough of ‘Well …, well …, well … .’”


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Andrej Kase Appears Headed To Boston


added 1:03pm, Boston release is below.

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NHL Short Notes


Kyle Connor collected at least three points for the second time in as many days and the Jets scored five goals for the second time in as many days to improve to 4-0-1 in their last five games.

Igor Shesterkin turned aside 42 shots and became the fourth goaltender since 1955-56 (since shots on goal officially began being tracked) to register multiple 40-save wins through his first six career contests.

Nathan MacKinnonGabriel Landeskog and Cale Makar helped the Avalanche outlast the Wild in a five-goal second period and move within three points of the Blues for first in the Western Conference.

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Mini Rebuild Not Working For The Anaheim Ducks

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

Ducks executives approached this season believing they didn’t have to completely rebuild their roster because they had collected enough young talent to make a strong start toward being a playoff team again and, eventually, a Stanley Cup contender.

There wasn’t a franchise player among those kids but projections were they’d gradually begin to contribute and they’d invigorate a team that had become slow and stale.

No one expected this to be easy. But no one expected the Ducks to be sitting last in the Western Conference through Friday’s games.

“To be honest, I’m not sure where we were going to be,” coach Dallas Eakins said last week. “I think when I look at our record right now I do believe it should be better. I’m not going to say that we should be sitting in a playoff spot but I certainly think we should have five or six more wins.”


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Videos- The Anaheim Ducks Salute Corey Perry

Corey Perry is serving a suspension making him ineligible to play Thursday tonight.

The first video is the salute to Perry, the video below is more forcused on him plus Perry on the night.


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Garnet Hathaway Will Meet With Hockey Operations Tomorrow

via the NHL,

Garnet Hathaway will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Hockey Operations on Wednesday.

The Washington Capitals forward is facing discipline for spitting on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson with 34 seconds left in the second period of Washington's 5-2 win at Capital One Arena on Monday.

Hathaway received a match penalty. Gudbranson received a roughing minor and a 10-minute misconduct penalty.

Following the incident, the following penalties also were assessed: Hathaway and Anaheim forward Derek Grant each received a fighting major; Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic and Ducks defenseman Brendan Guhle each received a double minor for roughing; and Anaheim forward Nick Ritchie received a game misconduct for being the third man into the fight between Hathaway and Grant.

If you missed it last night, you can watch it here.

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Video- Ducks/Capital Brawl And A Goal Too

Brawl starts, puck goes in the net, good goal.

Recap of the penalties can be found below the video.

added 8:59pm, Longer version of all the action is below.


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Video- Connor McDavid Leads The Way For An Edmonton Win In Anaheim

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Journal,

Dallas Eakins said before Monday’s (Sunday's) game that the unpleasant memories he has of his brief stint with the Edmonton Oilers are so long ago he barely remembers them.

Unfortunately for Eakins, the Oilers gave him a fresh batch of misery to digest.

In Eakins’ first game against Edmonton since he returned to the NHL coaching ranks in Anaheim, he ran into a buzz-saw of an Oilers team that turned his evening into a 60-minute nightmare, dominating all three facets of the game in a 6-2 beating.

“I thought we were solid all over,” said Oilers captain Connor McDavid, who lead the way with a hat-trick. “Our PK was great, the power play scores two, goaltending (Mikko Koskinen) was really good when we needed him. It was a good effort by everyone.”

The convincing rout of an Anaheim team that was 6-2-1 at home this year comes on the heels of Friday’s 4-0 victory over New Jersey as the Oilers improve to 12-5-2 and appear to have regained the stride that lifted them to a 5-0 start.


Watch the 3 goals from McDavid below.

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Anaheim Ducks Acquire Erik Gudbranson From The Pittsburgh Penguins

from the Anaheim Ducks,

The Ducks have acquired defenseman Erik Gudbranson from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for left wing Andreas Martinsen and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick.

Gudbranson, 27 (1/7/92), has played in 474 career games with Florida, Vancouver and Pittsburgh, earning 16-48=64 points. The 6-5, 217-pound defenseman has also appeared in 17 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, scoring one goal with 12 penalty minutes (PIM). This season with Pittsburgh, Gudbranson appeared in seven games, going scoreless with two PIM.


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The Anaheim Ducks Are Playing The Dallas Eakins’ Way

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

It almost looked too easy at times Friday. Not only did the Ducks win battles for loose pucks all around the ice, but they won the races to them, too, no insignificant feat against a team with the hyper-speed ability of the Carolina Hurricanes.

So maybe the Ducks’ 4-2 victory at Honda Center shouldn’t have come as a complete surprise since it was, after all, their fourth consecutive home win to start the season and their sixth in eight games overall. Maybe, just maybe, they’ve gotten the hang of this whole faster-paced game thing now.

“For us to come in and be able to skate with them and be fortunate enough to come out on top, it reinforces what we’re trying to build and lets us leave the rink with a little bit of extra confidence,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said. “The group has really embraced how we want to play.”


The Ducks are 6-2-0

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