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Duck Tales: The Donations and Ducks References Edition

Benefits, SNL shoutouts, and minor league updates.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


  • The Ducks’ eleventh annual Kits for Kids Donation Drive is underway on behalf of CHOC Children’s patients. [Anaheim Ducks]
  • In case you guys missed it: there was a Ducks reference during the cold open in last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • A short profile of Edmonton native and Ducks’ winger Ryan Garbutt (published around the time of the Ducks’ game in Edmonton). [Whittier Daily News]
  • The Stockton Heat defeated the San Diego Gulls, 4-0, on Saturday. [Recordnet]
  • The San Diego Gulls’ second annual Teddy Bear Toss (benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital). [San Diego Gulls]


  • The New York Islanders’ owners are looking for a big-name executive to oversee the club’s operations. [Newsday]
  • The Boston Bruins are in trade talks regarding forward Ryan Spooner. [CSNNE]
  • Down Goes Brown reflects upon the NHL’s new “age of parity.” [Down Goes Brown]
  • Despite suffering his fourth concussion in 18 months back in September, veteran Ottawa Senators winger Clarke MacArthur is not ready to retire yet. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • NHL players’ participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics is still up in the air. [Tampa Bay Times]