The Ducks will host the Vancouver Canucks in their home opener on Sunday, October 23rd. The full schedule will be released tomorrow.
One of the coolest things of the Ducks playoff run last season was the introduction of the Bear Brass as in arena entertainment, adding a college pep band type feel and giving the Honda Center a unique atmosphere. Now our friends of 'Anaheim Calling: The Podcast' are releasing their first EP! You can get the EP for as little as $20, and there are six different contribution tiers. Help support awesome, live music and one of the best additions the Ducks have made to their game day presentation by contributing to the Bear Brass' first EP effort!
Washington will be traveling on the end of a back-to-back as well, having their previous season finale scheduled for the night prior in St. Louis. With any luck, the both teams will have everything sewn up so the game is simply #82 with minimal stakes.
Fans surely noted the sour, mocking, dismissive demeanor from Mike Milbury (seen in 1979 entering the stands and attacking a Rangers fan with a shoe) this All Star weekend when it came to discussing the inclusion of John Scott by fan vote. The same guy that included Chris Nilan (career 3043 PIM in 688 GP) as his coaches selection for the '91 All Star game had a problem with fans voting for an enforcer- hilarious. After the success of voting in Scott, there's now a petition to NBC to remove Milbury from their hockey coverage. Sure, it's an online petition with nothing binding, but if nothing else it's a way to register disgust at the man whose mismanagement destroyed the Islanders in the 90's being treated as an 'expert' on American hockey television.
So long and thanks for all the Cakes? The Anaheim Ducks have dealt forward Jiri Sekac to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Ryan Garbutt. Puck Daddy presents the predictable angle of 'Man, are the Ducks about to get more annoying to play against.' We'll have plenty more about this move on our LIVE broadcast at noon today - you should tune in!
Out since the third game of the season thanks to a concussion suffered after a hit by Colorado's Tyson Barrie, Simon Despres is back and skating at Ducks practice today. Image taken from https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks/status/685910423204278273
Puck Daddy analytics writer extraordinaire Ryan Lambert tackles the slow start by Ryan Getzlaf, showing that despite his unsustainable lack of production, the underlying numbers are strong. Find out why he thinks the Ducks could be in prime position to make a run and be a major player in the second half and even the playoffs
After scoring nine goals in his first 12 AHL games, 2014 10th overall pick Nick Ritchie has been recalled by the Anaheim Ducks.
10,000% a Jersey Foul, but still pretty cool!
For the second year in a row there's a 'new Duck faces his long time former side' subplot, this time featuring Kevin Bieksa. The ten-year defender for Vancouver dons the Ducks colors in Anaheim for the first time ever tonight, appropriately against the Canucks.