Tag Archive: Anaheim Ducks

Jun 24

Puck Daddy: How Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks won GM of the Year

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Bob Murray was named the 2014 NHL General Manager of the Year after voting*”conducted among the 30 Club General Managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the regular season.” (Note: voting was actually extended through Round 2 of the playoffs.) The Anaheim Ducks GM beat out Dean …

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Oct 14

Puck Daddy: NHL Three Stars: Shutouts for Montoya, Scrivens; Mighty Ducks return

The Mighty Ducks returned for one more night! No. 1 Star: Al Montoya, Winnipeg Jets Behind a pair of Evander Kane goals and Montoya’s 24 saves, the Jets shutout the New Jersey Devils 3-0. Montoya earned the fourth shutout of his career in his first start for the Jets this season. No. 2 Star: Rob …

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Mar 02

NHL 3 Stars: Blackhawks still amazing; Blues win with power of the Schwartz

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No. 1 Star: Jaden Schwartz, St. Louis Blues’ After the Edmonton Oilers went up two in the first, Schwartz started the comeback, scoring 3:38 into the second. It was the first of 4 unanswered goals the Blues scored in a 4-2 victory. Schwartz would add an assist on David Backes’s insurance goal, but it was …

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Feb 07

NHL Three Stars: Fasth blanks Avs; Jagr’s OT winner; Price takes puck to groin

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No. 1 Star: Viktor Fasth, Anaheim Ducks The red-hot rookie won his fourth straight start and earned his first shutout with a 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Sheldon Souray, Saku Koivu and Francois Beauchemin (playing in his 500th NHL game) scored for the Ducks, while Fasth made a career-high 31 saves. The 30-year old …

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Sep 11

NHL 2012-13 Campaign Preview: Anaheim Ducks

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Despite the promise of impending labor Armageddon and a prolonged work stoppage, your friends at Puck Daddy are previewing the 2012-13 NHL season (whenever the heck it starts). Why? Because this is the most important election in the history of all-time ever, and you need to understand the issues and the candidates — starting with …

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Dec 01

Why Anaheim’s firing Carlyle, hiring Bruce Boudreau is genius

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At 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning, coach Bruce Boudreau discovered his time with the Washington Capitals had come to an end after 201 victories since Nov. 2007. He had emptied his bag of tricks to motivate the team. His general manager said his tank was on empty.

Yet Boudreau said he was ready to coach in the NHL again the moment the Capitals replaced him with Dale Hunter.[...]

Aug 08

Puck Daddy’s Guilty Pleasures: Jen Neale of Anaheim Calling

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(Ed. Note: Our series “Puck Daddy’s Guilty Pleasures” features puckheads from all walks of life answering questions about their own hockey-related guilty pleasures. It will run daily during the month of August. Have a suggestion for a “Guilty Pleasures” guest blogger? Hit us on email. Enjoy!)Today’s special guest: Jen Neale, editor…

Aug 06

Ducks RW Selanne to decide whether to return in September

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Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne said he will not make a decision on whether to return for another season until September. Selanne told a Finnish newspaper that he is waiting to see how his knee responds to offseason surgery. According to Ducks general manager Bob Murray, the 41-year-old Selanne was bothered by the knee for much of last [...]

May 11

Eulogy: Remembering the 2010-11 Nashville Predators

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(Ed. Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we’re bound to lose some friends along the journey. We’ve asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The fans who hated them the most. Here are Arthur and Jen from the Anaheim Ducks blog Anaheim Calling, fondly recalling the 2010-11 Nashville Predators. Again, this was not…

Apr 24

Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators Prove the Naysayers Wrong

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In one of the biggest shockers of the playoffs, the so-called experts picked all the favorites to advance to the second round.

Yet, some of us were still brave enough to pick an underdog, and the Nashville Predators have stepped up and won their first playoff series in franchise history to prove that it doesn’t always pay [...]

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