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2015 Offseason

All the Ducks and NHL goings on from the summer 2015

Ducks Go To The Dogs On National Dog Day

Ducks players, and dogs- what more do you need? Anaheim teamed up with OC Animal Care to help celebrate National Dog Day; find out more about OC Animal Care and enjoy the gallery inside.

Duck Tales: NHL Problems Edition

Mostly quiet on the Ducks front, with San Diego selecting a radio voice, but updates on Patrick Kane, Daryl Sydor, and NHL's chance to make stand with Voynov feature along with top 2016 free agents and 7 Wonders of the Hockey world, and more.

Dish: If Kesler's Deal Is Bad, Why Not Giordano's?

With Calgary extending captain Mark Giordano for 6 years at $6.75 mil. AAV, much of the reaction has been positive. Why then did the Ducks get the thumbs down for signing the younger Ryan Kesler to a slightly more expensive deal?

Podcast Special: Sticks, Pucks, and Rock & Roll

Chris is back for a special interview with Dave Schneider of The Zambonis, to talk all about hockey, music and how the two come together.

Dear Ducks, Bring Back The Bear Brass For 2015-16

One of the great additions the Ducks made for the playoffs year came in the stands, when they brought the Bear Brass in as part of Honda Center's game day presentation. Anaheim should bring back the brass group for this season.

Duck Tales: Bob Murray, Atop The Heap?

Puck Daddy has high praise for the summer of work by the Ducks GM, Chris Stewart feels he'll fit in well in Anaheim, the Gulls held ice girl try outs, Blake Wheeler is against ads on jerseys and much more.

Season in Review: Andrew Cogliano

Cogliano took a few steps backwards this season from a statistical standpoint, but he remains a vital piece to an evolving Ducks lineup with speed, ferocious forechecking and special teams ability.

Season in Review: Sami Vatanen

The Finnish defenseman set career highs playing on the third defensive pairing with Clayton Stoner, especially earning his keep as a lethal contributor on the power play.

Mask TOG: Mighty Ducks - #2 Bryzgalov v #7 Shields

The playoff wonder mask of Bryzgalov faces the one season, 'wonder why the Mighty Ducks made THAT deal' return piece of Steve Shields. Which mask was better?

Season In Review: Nate Thompson

The "Alaskan Assassin," Nate Thompson, became a faceoff fiend for Anaheim last season, so how does the rest of his game stack up?

Podcast: That Value Candy

Recorded live, Eric and Kyle catch up on more of the re-signings and depth additions, expectations and players looking forward to seeing with the Gulls, the potential third jersey, and much much more.

Season In Review: Rickard Rakell

The young Ducks center saw a mediocre start to the season explode into a showcase of talent and possession-filled hockey late in the year, bringing much hope to fans and stats nerds everywhere for his potentially bright future.

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Ducks Add More Depth, Sign Mike Santorelli

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It's a one year, $875k for the forward who opened last season with the Maple Leafs before being traded to Nashville at the trade deadline. He'll turn 30 this season, and put up 13 goals and 21 assists last year. For his career, he's had a positive shot attempts differential in five of seven seasons at even strength.

Year In Review: Clayton Stoner

Clayton wasn't the best Anaheim defenseman, but he did what was asked. Find out about how he complimented Sami Vatanen with physical play and more.

Season In Review: Matt Beleskey

The hard working forward put up a career year for the Ducks in 2014-15, topping the 20-goal mark for the first time. His solid season and equally so playoffs ended up being his ticket out of town though, as he signed with the Bruins in the offseason.

Duck Tales: Gulls Preseason Schedule Announced

More opportunities to see Ducklings, a Capitals blog interviews Boudreau, Buccigross updates Ducks Mt. Rushmore, Leafs bring in another big name, about the NHL-MLB Advanced Media deal and more.

Ducks Sign RFA Hagelin To 4yr $4.0 mil AAV Deal

The final RFA forward domino of the offseason falls as Carl Hagelin signed with Anaheim for a 4 year deal worth $4 mil. AAV. A speedy winger with penalty kill prowess, he looks to add a forechecking and board battle presence to go with his wheels.

Season In Review: Tim Jackman

The rough and tumble fourth line winger was more than just a physical presence in 2014-15, as Tim Jackman always seemed to be able to create a surprising amount of chances for a player with such a grinding pedigree.

Season in Review: Francois Beauchemin

The grizzled veteran of the Anaheim blueline had yet another respectable season on paper but started to show some signs of his age. As a result Bob Murray saw fit to let his longest-tenured defenseman walk away at the start of free agency.

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Ducks Announce New Scoreboard Debut Date

Those who attend the Ducks first preseason game of 2015-16 against the Los Angeles Kings on September 25 will get the first look at the Honda Center scoreboard. Billed at nearly 20ft tall by over 30ft wide, it will have the clearest HD picture available of any scoreboard in North America. Also announced is a new StadiumVision system w/ 500+ HD monitors and 40 video walls. Hit the link to the story on the Ducks website to find out more.

Mask TOG: Mighty Ducks - #3 Hebert vs #6 Giguere

Continuing Mighty Era first round action sees the final Mighty Ducks masks worn by Guy Hebert and Jean-Sebastien Giguere battling it out. Which franchise goalie's last lid will advance?

UPDATED: Reported New Ducks 3rd Leaks-Buy or Sell?

icethetics has come through with a leak of what is the reported Ducks third jersey for 2015-16. Give 'em a look, and let us know what you think of the potential design.

Duck Tales: JUST TAKE ALL OUR MONEY Edition

The Ducks announce a third jersey, icethetics reports what the design supposedly is, how Ducks won the Bobby Ryan trade, Ric Jackman's career, Phil Kessel photoshops, a women's hockey beginners guide and much more.

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Gulls To Face Reign At Honda Center October 5th

What's better than the Ducks AHL affiliate being just a couple hours down the freeway? Getting to see the Gulls for FREE in exhibition action on Monday, October 5. Parking and tickets will be free, and you can register for up to four free general admission tickets HERE starting Friday, August 14 at noon.

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Icethetics Has What's Reportedly The Ducks Third Jersey Design

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Check it out! The arm striping is the full on sock pattern from the original 06-07 rebrand, while the crest is the classic Wild Wing mask with crossed sticks over a golden triangle, completed with the webbed-D on the shoulders. Ready to dump out the contents of your wallets?

Jersey History: Remembering Ducks Alternate Looks

The Ducks have had five different alternate jerseys in franchise history, and with a sixth due for the 2015-16 season, lets take a look back at the different designs the team has had.

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Ducks New Third Jersey Has A Debut Date

The sixth alternate jersey in franchise history will make its on ice debut against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, October 16. Only other info about it came from icethetics in July, confirming it's existence. No additional design details have since emerged, but the belief is it will be orange. The Columbus Blue Jackets have a suggestion too.

Season In Review: Kyle Palmieri

Analyzing the season of a Duck turned Devil.

Ducks Re-Sign Silfverberg: 4 Years, $3.75 mi. AAV

One of the major remaining RFA for Anaheim is taken care of, and at a solid price and term.

Duck Tales: Igor Bobkov To Play In KHL

The former Ducks 2009 third round pick has packed up for Russia. Also included: USA World Cup roster speculation, Kariya a HHOFer, Auston Matthews signs in Switzerland, Maple Leafs bottom prospects and more.

Mask TOG: Anaheim Ducks- #3 Hiller vs #6 Giguere

The opening of first round Anaheim Ducks Era competition sees a the final mask of the goalie who wrested the starting job from his opponent, but facing the mask worn when the Ducks won the Stanley Cup. Which design is the best of all time?

Season In Review: Ben Lovejoy

Given the opportunity to grow and thrive in Anaheim, Ben Lovejoy did just that for the better part of two-plus seasons. This past year he overcame a hand injury but saw his time in the OC come to a close, returned to Pittsburgh for Simon Despres.

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