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Duck Tales: 'Defense First' Edition

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A lot of talk around the NHL the recent resurgence of the Anaheim Ducks, surprisingly rooted in defense.

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DUCKS NEWS

  • Practice Report: Emphasize on Special Teams Paying Dividends. [Ducks]
  • Gibson named Rookie of the Month for December. [Ducks]
  • Ducks have found their 'identity' and it's 'defense first.' [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Rumblings: Ducks respond to GM's challenge. [ESPN]
  • Young blueliners ignite Ducks' resurgence. [TSN]
  • Anaheim Ducks no longer sinking in the Pacific. [OC Register]
  • Emphasis on defense helps Ducks turnabout. [LA Times]
  • Should the Anaheim Ducks have interest in Jonathan Drouin[LA Sports Hub]
  • A couple of former Finnish Ducks were pretty happy with the result of the World Juniors OT win. [BarDown]
  • Teemu...the soccer kid?!! Is there anything the great Teemu Selanne can't do? [BarDown]

AROUND THE NHL

  • Finland defeats Russia in OT for World Junior gold. [NHL]
  • US defeats Sweden for bronze at 2016 World Juniors. [NHL]
  • NHL, NHLPA will educate players on domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Jonathan Drouin remains mum on rift with Tampa Bay Lightning organization. [Syracuse.com]
  • A Guide to Neutral Zone Tracking: Why Neutral Zone Statistics Matter. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • Statistically speaking: Bobby Ryan rides percentages. [TSN]
  • Rich Peverley in his "Playing for Pevs" doc. [Puck Daddy]
  • Who's in the mix for Big Buff? [Puck Daddy]
  • Is Jaromir Jagr the best 43-year-old in pro team sports history? [The Hockey News]
  • NWHL brawl proves lack of rulebook a major issue. [Slapshot]
  • A brief review of all the trade moves that shocked the NHL in 2015. [ESPN]