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Duck Tales: The San Diego AHL Affiliate Edition

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AHL hockey is coming!

The Calder Cup
The Calder Cup
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DUCKS NEWS

  • The Ducks will hold the "San Diego Hockeyfest" at Valley View Casino Center on Sunday, February 22nd from noon to 3 pm. The event is intended to celebrate the return of professional hockey to San Diego and they will announce that the team will be named the Gulls the team's as yet unknown new name. [Anaheim Ducks]
  • The Ducks have named their executive staff for their AHL affiliate in San Diego. [Anaheim Ducks]
  • Bob Murray discusses the new AHL franchise in San Diego. [Anaheim Ducks]
  • The OC Register covers the annual Dux in Tux benefit, which was held on January 19th, and benefits the Ducks' educational programs. [OC Register]
  • The Hockey News argues that Rickard Rakell is quickly becoming one of the NHL's most promising centers. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Darren Dreger has reported that the Ducks may have some interest in Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson. [Nichols on Hockey]

AROUND THE NHL

  • The NHL is expected to sell ads on jerseys for 2016's World Cup of Hockey. [CBS Sports]
  • Greg Wyshynski, Puck Daddy editor and lifelong Devils fan, reflects upon the career of Martin Brodeur. [Puck Daddy]
  • Speaking of Wysh, he spent 90 minutes with, maligned referee, Tim Peel last night.  Turns out Peel is a super nice guy. [Puck Daddy}
  • The All-Star Game received relatively good ratings for an NHL broadcast, but they were still bad. [Puck Daddy]
  • Analyzing the top 30 fantasy goalies. [NHL.com]
  • An ECHL player was waived by his team after receiving a 20 game suspension. Could this set a precedent for the NHL? [Puck Daddy]