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Duck Tales: Beware, the Mumps

Another round of highly informative as well as nonsensical Wednesday links in and around the Anaheim Hockey Club and the NHL.

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He had the mumps. Then a broken finger. Hurry back Beauch!
He had the mumps. Then a broken finger. Hurry back Beauch!
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  • Anaheim Ducks prospect Brandon Montour eligible immediately at UMass. [SBNation College Hockey]
  • Colby Robak is getting good looks with the Ducks. [CTV]
  • Reevaluation on Vancouver's off-season trades, including Ryan Kesler and former-Ducks Nick Bonino and Luca Sbisa[VanCityBuzz]
  • Ducks back on top in the latest USA Today's NHL Power Rankings. [USA Today]
  • In case you missed the roster moves from earlier in the week:  Ilya Bryzgalov and Dany Heatley will joined the Ducks in Toronto. [Ducks]
  • ... and Jason LaBarbera reassigned to Norfolk. [Ducks]
  • ... and Chris Wagner reassigned to Norfolk as well. [Ducks]


  • Edmonton Oilers fire Head Coach Dallas Eakins. [ESPN]
  • Would it be a mistake for the Oilers to trade away Taylor Hall? Sean Gentille of The Sporting News seems to think so. [The Sporting News]
  • Apparently, Taylor Hall is un-coachable. [Puck Daddy]
  • Sean McIndoe writes 10 Lessons Everyone Can Learn from the Oilers' Misery. [Grantland]
  • Slava Voynov was in court on Monday and a judge ruled there is enough evidence to go to trial, also the details are brutal. [Puck Daddy]
  • Yup, even Sydney Crosby cannot avoid the mumps, as anyone who saw his face on Friday could have told you. [LA Times]
  • The Mumps in New York, Round 2. [New York Post]
  • This Taylor Swift rendition of "Mumps Face" song is pretty awesome. [Puck Daddy]
  • Russia's slumping economy is spelling crisis for KHL teams. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Comparing attendance figures for all 30 teams. Guess who's in last place.... [ProHockeyTalk]