Anaheim Ducks News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
LA Times: Ducks will hang Hall of Famer Scott Niedermayer's jersey up in Honda Center
There were plenty of certainties during his steady and decorated career, not the least of which was winning, Scott Niedermayer concluding four different seasons holding the Stanley Cup.
"I don't think it was a foregone conclusion that this was going to happen," Niedermayer said Thursday. "I didn't expect it. ... I'm pretty confident in saying it's happening because of winning the Stanley Cup."
It's that, for sure, and probably a little more, Niedermayer and the 2007 champion Ducks helping to forever validate Orange County's NHL entry and establish an expectation of success that has seen the team advance to the postseason in 11 of the last 13 springs.
Anaheim Calling: The Ducks will need a real coach. Who's it going to be?
As the Ducks prepare to kick things off with their new GM/coach, Bob Murray, let's take a look at some of the potential coaching options.
This list is not in any particular order and is purely speculative on my part. If there is someone I left out or another name you'd like to see considered, please leave a comment.1) Joe Quennville
Why he is wanted:
Coach Q is a candidate for obvious reasons.
Anaheim Calling: Ducks vs Canucks RECAP: New Beginnings
It would be completely understandable for the Ducks to have had some nerves heading into last night's game. Having returned home to their coach being fired from a disastrous five-game road trip and the guy who signs their contacts behind the bench instead, there was certainly plenty of changes to get used to.
Unlike previous games, however, Anaheim fought out of the gate to have the start they wanted. Jakob Silfverberg finally added onto his team-leading goal total when he put a quick pass from Derek Grant behind the net at 13:30 in the first period.
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Fansided: Can Bob Murray Lead the Anaheim Ducks to Victory Over the Vancouver Canucks?
The Vancouver Canucks are in town tonight and the Anaheim Ducks are looking to win their first game after falling short in their last seven contests. There are several motivating factors for the team tonight. The first being the Silver Anniversary Celebration which includes a commemorative puck drop to honor the original cast of the Mighty Ducks.
However, the biggest motivating factor is going to be the new "big cheese" behind the bench, Bob Murray. Transitioning from the front office to his new position as interim head coach, he's going to be keeping a close eye on the roster he has built over the past few years.
Anaheim Calling: When the General Joins His Men in the Trenches
After what felt like 12th opportunity to fire a coach presiding over one of the worst stretches of play in franchise history, Randy Carlyle was finally fired for the second time in team history.
And instead of promoting an assistant in the interim or having a replacement ready, General Manager Bob Murray decided to take the reins himself behind the bench for the first time in his professional career.
It's highly unlikely that this move is about contending. In fact, quite the opposite. The Athletic's Eric Stephens thinks as much in his extensive piece covering the decision to relieve Carlyle of his duties and take them on himself; this paragraph in particular:
"Let's call this for what it is.
Fansided: The Good and Bad of Being a Long Distance Anaheim Ducks Fan
Here's a fact that many of you may not know. While we are all dedicated Anaheim Ducks fans, most of the staff here at Pucks of a Feather is from out of state. We hail from places like Arizona, Boston, and even Canada. However, while we may be the majority here on the site, we are the minority in Ducks Nation.
During the regular season, while most Ducks fans can enjoy a game at Honda Center during any home game they want to attend, we have the opportunity to see our favorite team live an in person maybe once or twice a year if we're lucky.
Its not a true Mighty Ducks Movie Experience without confetti cannons! https://t.co/ieUDHs7lwX
Whats a Mighty Ducks Movie Experience with confetti cannons! https://t.co/kRT7UufX8G
Wild Wing gets the Goldberg treatment https://t.co/PI9Qu6pxoD
An iconic D2: The Mighty Ducks moment JUST HAPPENED! https://t.co/FsqCEIyJjy
The cast meets the crowd at our Mighty Ducks Movie Experience! https://t.co/uU3X0FMjyM
My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Rumors: Anaheim Ducks, and the Vegas Golden Knights
Chris Johnston: Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray said that as the trade deadline is approaching, they need to get younger and faster: "I've been listening a lot lately. ... This organization, we have to change some things."
Dennis Bernstein: Murray noted on the Ducks: "We have good players, we're just not a good team right now."
Murray on the possibility for trading some core players.
"If we have opportunity to be younger and faster, have to look at it."
Mark Whicker of the OC Register: Anaheim Ducks John Gibson should not be traded, but anyone else that can be, shouldn't be surprised if they are moved.