Category Archives: Anaheim Ducks

Five teams interested in Hiller

Is a Kelser to Anaheim deal done?

Ducks eager to pull off a huge deal

ERIC STEPHENS of the Orange County Register writes …. Ducks have need, means to pull off big acquisition

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Ducks willing to pay for Kesler

Ducks likely to land Spezza instead of Kesler

Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca writes about Why (the) Ducks will nab Spezza, not Kesler

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Expect Anaheim to be in the discussion for Spezza, Kesler and Thornton

Eric Duhatschek of the The Globe and Mail writes … Expect Anaheim to be in the discussion for Spezza, Kesler and Thornton

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Will the Ducks and Hiller part ways

Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports that Jonas Hiller and the Ducks could part ways this offseason.

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Cam Fowler expected to miss rest of regular season for Ducks

Cam Fowler has been outstanding for the Anaheim Ducks this season: 36 points in 67 games, leading the team with 23:54 of ice time per game with a integral spot on both the power play and the penalty kill.

Buffalo, Washington and Anaheim talk

Many players could be shuffling out of Buffalo, including defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Tyler Myers and forwards Chris Stewart and Drew Stafford.

Capitals GM George McPhee is in the last year of his contract, so this season’s outcome could decide his future in Washington. Jaroslav Halak did his part by winning his first game since arriving from Buffalo in a trade.

Ducks, L.A. Kings, could be in mood to deal at trade deadline

Here’s a closer look at the Kings and Ducks going into the deadline:

Kings: Additional scoring to aid their 28th-ranked offense, which averages 2.32 goals per game.

Ducks: A big center or a veteran defenseman to make them even more difficult to play against.

Ducks will look at add to blueline

The Anaheim Ducks hope to add a veteran stay-at-home defenseman by the trade deadline and will pick up their search in the near future.

Ducks GM Bob Murray has explored the marketplace and is expected to intensify talks as early as next week, when teams resume practices in the final stretch of the Olympic break.
The Ducks had been engaged in trade talks with the New York Rangers about defenseman Dan Girardi, who is in the final year of his contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

What will the Ducks do with Souray?

Is there going to be room for Sheldon Souray next month when he returns to the crowded Anaheim Ducks defence after wrist surgery? Whose spot does he take? Ben Lovejoy and Cam Fowler, an odd mix, have become their shutdown pair. They love rookie Hampus Lindholm, are getting good offensive work from Sami Vatanen, and have Francois Beauchemin and Bryan Allen as a heavy defence tag-team. Luca Sbisa (wrist tendon) will return in a few weeks, too.

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Ducks may need Hiller after all

 

The Ducks may still wheel UFA-to-be Jonas Hiller before the trade deadline. But Hiller will remain in Anaheim until Viktor Fasth recovers from his lower-body injury. Fasth could miss up to a month after getting hurt during warm-ups Nov. 22.

Erat, Fiddler and Miller trade talk from cbc

It’s public knowledge that Erat, owner of the penthouse in Capitals head coach Adam Oates’ doghouse, asked to be dealt. While there will be interest because Erat’s salary is $2.25 million lower than his cap hit next season, the fact that he’s now made two trade requests in less than 12 months hurts, even though no one could have predicted what’s happened in Washington.

Asked which team is the best he’s seen this season, McPhee said: “St. Louis. I didn’t realize some of their forwards are as good as they are.” He named Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Sobotka and Vladimir Tarasenko.

Are the Preds interested in Anaheim’s Hiller?

If the Predators are making a move in goal, it will be for a goalie they’re absolutely convinced will come in and help this season.

Islanders and Predators possible landing sports for Hiller

On Thursday, Anaheim activated Viktor Fasth from his AHL conditioning stint. At the same time, the Ducks assigned Frederik Andersen to Norfolk. During his brief NHL audition, Andersen proved his AHL apprenticeship doesn’t have to be much longer. The 24-year-old went 6-1-0 with a 1.66 GAA and .943 save percentage while sharing the net with Jonas Hiller.

LEAFS ACQUIRE HOLLAND, STAUBITZ FROM DUCKS FOR BLACKER, PICKS

Forwards Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks.

Holland, a centre, will report to the Maple Leafs and Staubitz has been assigned to the American Hockey League’s Marlies.

Nashville talking trade with Anaheim for Hiller?

LeBrun: The Predators have given up a ton of goals since Pekka Rinne went down; not really a big surprise. Carter Hutton, kind of an unknown commodity, has not answered the bell so the Predators and the Anaheim Ducks, I’m told, have had discussions regarding Jonas Hiller.

Trade and Rumor talk about the Oilers, Flyers and Ducks

I heard the Nashville Predators poked around Bryzgalov, too. But that was denied like a layup attempt over Dikembe Mutombo.

One of the rumoured goalies Edmonton checked out was Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks. A couple of GMs thought there was no way this would happen because Ducks GM Bob Murray tries hard not to trade within his own (Pacific) division. Apparently, some of the offers for Bobby Ryan were from that area. Murray wanted no part of that and Ryan was traded to Ottawa.

Should Anaheim trade a goalie?

Which high-flying teams are in for a fall? When should the Anaheim Ducks trade a goalie? Should Ray Emery’s fight spark a rule change? All these questions and more in this week’s mailbag. And remember, if you want to send in your question or comment on anything hockey-related, send it in here, and you may find it published in a future column.