Anaheim Ducks News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Fansided: The Anaheim Ducks Announce Official Preseason Schedule
Only 94 days stand between us and the Anaheim Ducks first preseason game against the San Jose Sharks on September 17, 2019. While the preseason isn't always exactly the most exciting, it allows coaches, general managers, and the fans to have a glimpse into what the coming season may hold for their team.
Preseason is also the time for coaches to experiment with rookies, players signed in free agency, and their current core before the 82 game race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins. They can gauge who has chemistry with one another, what works, and what doesn't.
Fansided: Anaheim Ducks: 6 Things on Bob Murray's Offseason To-Do List
For the first time in franchise history, the St. Louis Blues have won the Stanley Cup. Now that Lord Stanley has a home for the remainder of the summer, the offseason has officially begun. For General Managers, this is normally an incredibly busy time of the year. Bob Murray is no exception to the rule of thumb, but the Anaheim Ducks GM has a busier offseason than normal.
With only 95 days until preseason and less time until development camp, Murray has less than two months to check all the boxes and make some very important decisions regarding his team.
Anaheim Calling: Head Coach Hunt: Scott Sandelin
When TSN and The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reported on June 1st that the Anaheim Ducks would be interviewing University of Minnesota-Duluth's head coach Scott Sandelin, many heads turned.
Hearing that the Anaheim Ducks will interview Minnesota-Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin this week as their search process continues..-- Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 2, 2019
To that point, Dallas Eakins, Lane Lambert, Rick Bowness, and Todd Nelson had been confirmed to have interviews for the Anaheim bench boss position, with Lambert and Nelson now confirmed to be out of the running.
Fansided: Coach's Corner: Corey Perry's Future with the Anaheim Ducks is in Peril
Welcome to the inaugural article of "Coach's Corner", I am Coach Black Mighty Duck (or Coach BMD), a moniker inspired by a former Youtube coach. This is where I will assess all the happening of our Anaheim Ducks from the point of view of a coach. Now without further ado, first up in the hot seat, Corey Perry's fate with the Anaheim Ducks.
**Disclaimer: "Coach's Corner" is meant to be fun, so not everything written should be perceived as law.Are the Rumors True?
Over the past week, it was rumored, and then later confirmed, that the Ducks were looking at either trading or buying out the contract of Corey Perry.
Anaheim Calling: Anaheim Announces Preseason Schedule
The Ducks, along with the other Pacific Division teams, announced their preseason six-game preseason slate today.
Anaheim will play three road games and three home games beginning on September 17th at SAP Center against the San Jose Sharks.
The Ducks also announced that single-game tickets for the season, including the preseason, will go on sale sometime in August.
For the full announcement from the Ducks, click here.
My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Rumors: Corey Perry, Dion Phaneuf, Matt Duchene and Jason Zucker
TSN: Pierre LeBrun talking about the future of Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry.
Pierre LeBrun: The Anaheim Ducks have a lot of respect for the 34-year old Perry, but he's got a big contract.
"First, they are talking trades to a number of teams, they would obviously have to eat some of that contract; two more years on his deal at $8.625 million per. Now, if they can't find a trade partner, certainly a buyout would be the other option here for, which would make him an unrestricted free agent.
Anaheim Calling: Corey Perry's Days In Anaheim Numbered, Per Reports
According to Pierre Lebrun of TSN and The Athletic on Saturday afternoon, the Anaheim Ducks and Corey Perry's camp have been in communication and are on the same page regarding a potential move out of Anaheim, indicating that his days with the team could be numbered.
Per Lebrun, Anaheim would most likely have to retain salary in order to make a trade work. Should swapping Perry to another club be out of the cards, Lebrun added in his Athletic article that the Ducks are also contemplating buying out his contract.
Fansided: The Anaheim Ducks Could Walk into Draft Day Without a New Coach
One of General Manager Bob Murray's best and worst qualities is his ability to stay tight-lipped. As they say, loose lips sink ships. However, this has also worked out to benefit the Anaheim Ducks franchise tremendously. They rarely get scrutinized over things that may or may not happen and the unexpected moves are always a nice treat. Nevertheless, the anticipation can sometimes be excruciatingly painful.
At the top of GMBM's summer to-do list is hiring a new head coach for his team. While he did a much better job behind the bench than his predecessor, Randy Carlyle, Murray's plate is too full with General Manager mumbo jumbo to resume to the role of head coach, nor is he fit to run the team for an entire season.
Fansided: BREAKING: Anaheim Ducks Ready to Move on From Corey Perry
Corey Perry is one of the Anaheim Ducks 2 longest tenured players (with his twin Ryan Getzlaf), a fixture of the team for the majority of the past 16 years since he was drafted in 2003. Today it's reported that those days might be coming to an end. Pierre Lebrun (@PierreVLebrun) noted on TSN TV as well in his notebook series for The Athletic that Bob Murray is exploring all options for Corey Perry which could result in him being traded or if a buyer is not found, then he could be a buy-out for the Ducks.
Fansided: The Anaheim Ducks Should Keep Adam Henrique
Leading up to the NHL's tread deadline this past February, Adam Henrique was mentioned as a player Anaheim Ducks General Bob Murray was shopping. Despite signing a 5-year extension in the offseason, which doesn't take effect until July 1, the pivot is one of the few players whose perceived return via trade would benefit the "re-tooling" Ducks. In a shocker, Murray decided to part with youthful blueliner Brandon Montour in lieu of the aging Henrique.
After the trade deadline passed, the notion of trading "Uncle Rico" has remained etched in the minds of fans and analyst.
Fansided: Anaheim Ducks: Final Ranking of Top 15 2019 NHL Draft Prospects #15-10
The first round of the NHL draft, the first day of free agency, and the trade deadline are my 3 favorite hockey days of the year. We're now only 15 days from the first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and my excitement cannot be contained. The Anaheim Ducks have two first-round picks and a chance to set things in the right direction following a disastrous 2018-19 season.
I've spent a lot of time watching draft-eligible prospects and, while I'm no Corey Pronman or even Craig Button, I've done my best to be fair and as thorough in my rankings as possible.
Fansided: Anaheim Ducks: Celebrating 12 Years Since the Stanley Cup
For every NHL team, a new season represents a blank slate. Instead of wallowing in their self-pity and failures from the season before, they charge forward with one goal in mind: the Stanley Cup. In 2007, the newly rebranded Anaheim Ducks wanted nothing more than to raise Lord Stanley for the very first time, and after a bit of bad luck, it finally seemed like they had all of their ducks in a row.The Road to Lord Stanley Was Paved Well Before the 2006-07 Season
While the path to Lord Stanley seemed as though it was paved in the 2006-07 season, on the contrary.
Fansided: Anaheim Ducks Nominated as Finalist for ESPN's Sports Humanitarian of the Year
For the past 25 years, the Anaheim Ducks have been the forerunners in bringing positive change to Orange County. Instead of sitting idly by and waiting for someone else to step up when they see a need, they make sure it is met; and for that, they have been nominated as one of the finalists for ESPN's Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award for their second consecutive year.
Since 2015, the ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards have been used as a platform to celebrate and honor athletes or teams who have had a positive impact on society.
Anaheim Calling: Entry Draft Options: Matthew Boldy
He won't get the attention that his USNDP teammates often garner whether it be Hughes for his playmaking skill or Caulfield for his finish, but Matt Boldy has emerged seemingly from out of nowhere to become a legitimate high-end prospect.
Originally not expected to make the USNDP team, a sudden growth spurt paved the way for him to grow into a dangerous scoring threat. Touted as a trigger man for the Power Play with some underrated play-making skill, Boldy likely won't last much past the seventh pick but stranger things have happened...<strong>Matthew Boldy</strong> <strong>Position: Left Wing</strong> <strong>Team: USNDP</strong> <strong>Height: 6'2"</strong> <strong>Weight: 192lb (87kg)</strong> <strong>Age: 18 (DOB Apr 5, 2001 - Millis, MA)</strong> <strong>Shoots: Left</strong>
Possessing a high quality shot, Boldy was mainly utilised as a finisher for the US National Development squad - playing either with Hughes or Zegras as his set-up man.
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