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Duck Tales: A Star Here, and a Controversy There

A summary of the highs and lows both in Anaheim and around the NHL

The Great Dane begins his 2014 season by earning an NHL star
The Great Dane begins his 2014 season by earning an NHL star
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

DUCKS NEWS

  • If you haven't already heard, Frederik Andersen was named NHL's Second Star of the week after posting his first shutout, and becoming only the second goaltender in league history to win 25 (or more) of the first 30 decisions [Ducks]
  • Fox Sports and the Ducks have extended their TV contract for long term rights [Ducks]
  • Ducks to host Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Wednesday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres [Ducks]
  • Check out the 2014 Anaheim Ducks Fan Fest photos that took place this past Monday night [Ducks]
  • Cute little piece about the blonde Swedish roomies, William Karlsson and Hampus Lindholm....Dat flow though.... [Ducks]
  • Eric Stephens writes about the Ducks' streak and Andersen taking the Second NHL star [OC Register]
  • Bryan Allen and Dany Heatley both took part in Monday's practice. Also joining them on the ice was recently recalled John Gibson[Ducks]
  • The Ducks are being cautious with Heatley's return [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Wonderkid John Gibson didn't start out too hot in his 2014 season debut...he went down for a quick Norfolk stint, and came back up--and this time with a new mask [Puck Daddy]

AROUND THE NHL

  • NHL has indefinitely suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov after he was arrested on suspicions of domestic violence. Both [Puck Daddy] and Nicolas Cotsonika of [Yahoo Sports] contrast between the NHL and NFL, as well as Bettman and Goodell.
  • Both Los Angeles Kings Head Coach Daryl Sutter and GM Dean Lombardi throw their support behind the suspension of Voynov [ProHockeyTalk]
  • If Slava Voynov is able to return, I can only imagine how uncomfortable the Kings' locker room will be... [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton's career is in jeopardy after he is diagnosed with a degeneration of the entire lumbar region of his spine. Poor guy... [NHL]
  • Nice little 20 Questions between two greats--Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky [NHL]
  • Sabres to retire Dominic Hasek's number before Jan. 13th game [Ed. Note: NO GOAL! -CK] [NHL]
  • Pittsburgh Penguin players are beginning Halloween festivities early [Puck Daddy]
  • Dallas Stars' Patrik Nemeth out for the regular season after a freak accident on the ice that caused his arm to be lacerated by a skate [Puck Daddy]