Opinion pieces on issues facing the Anaheim Ducks, NHL, hockey and more.
Just how much have Anaheim's top ranked special teams units impacted getting back into playoff positioning? More importantly, can it be replicated in the postseason, or have the Ducks improved enough at five on five?
John Gibson is fresh off an All Star first half, but Frederik Andersen has history on his side. While it's not the playoffs, tomorrow night's game at STAPLES Center against the Los Angeles Kings has big implications for the Anaheim Ducks.
The Orange County Register's Eric Stephens pulls no punches in an analysis piece that takes baton on discussion of Ducks and shines a spotlight where the national discussion of the Ducks failings should center.
The dominant discussion point about Anaheim's struggles this season have been the failings of head coach Bruce Boudreau. Yet examining the roster Anaheim has iced this year, it may not be entirely fair to pin the blame squarely on coaching.
One of the tricks that Ducks fans have come to know and expect from Coach Boudreau when things aren't clicking for the team is to shuffle up the line combinations. A multi-goal deficit saw the shaking of the metaphorical line Etch-A-Sketch.
TSN broke the likely new format of the All Star game, and it's sure to draw plenty of opinions. Take a look back at how the NHL has handled All Star games in the past, and it makes sense why the league would continue to try and evolve the event.
How do the 2007 Anaheim Ducks stack up to the best teams in recent history?
While the Anaheim Ducks 1-7-2 start in 15-16 is far from ideal, it still has a ways to go to equal 96-97 as franchise worst. Yet that was the first year the Mighty Ducks made the playoffs- find out how Anaheim was able to turn it around and qualify.
With rumors of a potential Randy Carlyle return percolating, we examine the history of franchises bringing back past Stanley Cup Champion coaches. It hasn't worked in the past- find out why it likely wouldn't work for the Ducks this year.
The first homestand of the season is in the books; take a look at the underlying numbers for the Ducks and what they point at needing improvement. Then it's a brief preview of the first two games of the coming five game Central Division road trip.
The Ducks have taken progressive steps each of the past three seasons, and now Anaheim finds themselves at a crossroads. Check out three of the biggest questions facing the Ducks heading in to the 2015-16 season.
The Ducks have a defenseman they need to move, and Boston needs a defenseman to help them overcome injuries. This is a good opportunity for the Ducks to free up money for their young defense.
The NHL's responses to allegations and litigations stemming from sexual assaults are an embarrassment. We are sharing an anonymous AC reader's personal account of surviving sexual violence, and the horrible message the league's responses have sent.
Exploring the wingers that have skated with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry over the years to find out which player, and playing style has lead to the best production. Was Bobby Ryan really that great with them? Who on the current team could be a fit?