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Duck Tales: Cogliano Selected As Ducks' Nominee For Masterton Trophy

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DUCK TALES

  • Andrew Cogliano has been selected as the Ducks' nominee for the 2014-15 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. [Anaheim Ducks]
  • A recap of Wednesday's Ducks Social Media Night. [FOX Sports]
  • Michigan State forward Matt Berry has signed with the Norfolk Admirals. Berry led Michigan State in scoring as both a sophomore and a senior. [MLive]
  • The Ducks have donated a hockey rink to Hermosa Elementary in Fullerton. [OC Register]
  • A bench miscue that led to a power play goal for the Norfolk Admirals' opposition on Wednesday has simply added to the team's misery (they are currently in the midst of a 1-11-3 streak). [Hampton Roads]
  • Though the Ducks will have difficulty shaking their "paper tiger" label, statistics suggest that they are playing much better hockey than they were just a few months ago. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • The Anaheim Ducks are Pacific Division champs for the third straight year, but will they fulfill their potential in the postseason? [CBS Sports]
  • What do the Ducks and Sabres have in common?  Ken Campbell of the Hockey News thinks it's something about not wanting to win for the rest of the season..... or something like that... I don't know, this column doesn't really make any sense [The Hockey News]
  • Q&A with Simon Despres (hey, that rhymes) [The Hockey Writers]

AROUND THE NHL

  • Winnipeg Jets defenceman/forward Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended four games for his cross-check against J.T. Miller of the Rangers during New York's 3-2 win on Tuesday.  [Ed. Note:  not good for those of us hoping Winnipeg will be able to hold the Kings off. -CK] [CBC]
  • The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Tanner Pearson to a two-year, $2.8 million contract extension. [Associated Press]
  • Boston University forward Jack Eichel, North Dakota goalie Zane McIntyre, and Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey comprise the "Hobey Hat Trick" (aka the three finalists for college hockey's Hobey Baker Award). [USCHO]
  • A player for the Boston Celtics accidentally told everybody that Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton is currently out with broken ribs. Oops. [CBS Sports]
  • Most NHL practices are not perfect for goalies. In fact, a good chunk of practice can be counterproductive to good goaltending. [NHL.com]
  • Why Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski loves tanking. [Puck Daddy]
  • The New York Rangers are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup according to the oddsmakers at Bovada. [CBS Sports]