Look at it this way.
At least we don't have Dustin Brown locked in for another 8 years at 7M AAV.
Posted by tayhart on 04 July 2015 - 07:35 PM
Posted by ZTHER on 30 June 2015 - 02:51 PM
I'm with you. I love Beauch, but he seems to have made too many key mistakes in the playoffs, and I've always thought Bieksa was solid. If Z doesn't like it, though, I'm concerned.
Bieksa just turned 34 and still has plenty of gas in the tank, though we can probably expect him to miss 10-15 games this season due to his aggressive style of play. His point totals didn't look all that great last season but he does have a decent shot from the point, he's defensively responsible, can play big minutes, and plays with a agitating edge. Can and does take bad penalties at times.
Murray only needs to land Marchand now from Boston and Anaheim would be the most hated team ever.
I'll miss Beauchemin - one of my all time favorite Ducks - but Bieksa is a upgrade.
Posted by Shadowduck on 10 April 2015 - 11:52 PM
I wanted to post this in the Ducks section but it really isn't about the Ducks. It's about all of you who post here.
I will be busy with some personal stuff and will not be able to watch the final game tomorrow or participate in the game day thread. But since it is the end of the regular season I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who posted on these boards this season.
I may not have agreed with everyone but for the most part everyone on these boards behaves in a polite mature manner. I think this is a special group of Ducks fans we have here and I look forward every season to reading everyone's comments. whether it is about the playoffs, off season signing/trade, the draft, bagging on the Queens....(okay mostly mature).
So thank you to all of you. You make following the Ducks a much richer experience and I am grateful to be able to read and participate in all of the discussions we have here.
Now let's all go cheer and pull for the Ducks to go bring the Stanley Cup back to Anaheim where it belongs!!!
Posted by dtsdlaw on 06 August 2015 - 10:42 AM
SB: Dean! It's Stan the Man! Long time no talk. Listen... can I get the phone number of that motivational speaker you hired? You know, the one who was supposed to tell the boys not to use drugs, abuse women, yadda yadda yadda. We've got a little issue.
DL: Sorry, no can do, Stanarino. That was just a publicity stunt to try to trick Gary into letting me have some extra cap space. I never hired one. I'd already decided to let go of Richards and Stoll instead. Both those guys were on their last legs anyway, so screw them.
SB: What about Voynov?
DL: What's that? Sorry, the connection went bad for a sec. Anyway, I did hire a new PR firm though. Boys will be boys, right? You want their number?
SB: Nah, we're good on that front. The one we've got on retainer was nails after Patty beat the crap outta that cab driver. It's like it never happened! [belly laughs]
DL: Fine. Good luck this season without Saad and Sharp. Hope your aging Slovakian superstar and your half-a-defense doesn't let you down.
SB: Yours either.
Posted by ducksFANjason on 07 May 2015 - 09:39 AM
If the Flames can somehow shut down the Ducks' first line the Flames have a very good chance of winning. Anaheim has little to no offense from their defense, second, third and fourth lines.
The Ducks dominated the first game when Calgary played their worst game of the season.
The second game was close until halway through the third.
The third game went to overtime, but without the knuckle puck the Ducks couldn't score.
The series is closer than you are letting on.
You and the rest of the Calgary fans who want to continue trolling can just continue on your way. For all the flack Ducks fans get because we're not in a traditional hockey market, this just proves that being a fan of a team in a traditional market doesn't make you any more knowledgeable about the game.
The Ducks' seconday scoring has been one of their greatest strengths all season and the playoffs has been no different. A simple cursory glance at the stats sheets or even a single article about the Ducks from any media source would have clued you in on that. It's widely accepted that the Ducks right now are one of the deepest teams in the league so this nonsense about "no offense" from 2nd and 3rd lines, etc. is just that - complete nonsense.
The best part of your post was when you jabbed at our defense's lack of scoring though. That was truly comical. If the Ducks' d-men don't score then neither do any teams' d-men because we literally lead the entire NHL in points from the blueline right now. And might I add, we've got that lead despite being the only team to get a measly 4 games in the opening round. We've done more from our blue line in 7 games than your team or any of the other playoff teams have in at least 8+.
But credit where credit is due - your team leads in scoring out of all the teams in the playoffs that start with "C" and end in "Y." So kudos to you and your fans!
Posted by MBeleskey2014 on 25 February 2015 - 12:05 AM
Gimme a break, go do some homework and tell me what we gave up for Pat Maroon and what his career projectory was at that time?....
The guy has more than lived up to his potential and yes, maybe hes not an 'ideal' top line LW but he is in no way hampering the team with his performance, lets talk about Bourque or DSP (who got traded) if you want to point fingers at guys who got drafted high and have never lived up to there potential, just to name a few...
Maroon should not be getting bashed on Anaheim Message boards... enough said
Posted by ZTHER on 04 July 2015 - 09:13 AM
BM apparently has no intent to sign anyone significant. I'm done watching and hoping for it, and will simply have to hope for the best once the season starts with the roster we have. Have a great summer everyone!
Returning a young and improving team that's won THE MOST GAMES in hockey over the last three seasons isn't a bad thing...
Based on Fowler, Lindholm, Despres, and Vatanen alone the Ducks should be better next season. We know what we'll see from Kesler, Getzlaf, Cogliano, and Perry. Andersen should be better. Gibson. Rakell. S33. The loss of Beleskey and Beauchemin sting a little, but adding veterans like Bieksa and Horcoff will help.
Any real gamble should be taken at the trade deadline. This UFA class was extremely weak. Why buy into that lock, stock, and barrel?
The sky is not falling folks.
Posted by ZTHER on 30 June 2015 - 03:18 PM
This! But hey, an extra 8m for your retirement with a cup on your resume already is enticing. His family is set for life. Good on him
I'll never forget his stick save in the Cup final :')
Taking the helmets off and then one-timing Iginla to his knees has to be one of the top five greatest moments in Ducks history...
Posted by Boxerbear on 23 April 2015 - 08:51 AM
As a Jets fan I can only say - Congrats to the Ducks! The best team won.
No excuses, although, I thought we may have deserved a little better than a 4 game sweep.
On the media congratulating the team - I think you have to appreciate where we are coming from. We lost an NHL team years ago (some will say as a result of lack of support). We fought, and finally brought the NHL back to Winnipeg. It has been 19 years since we have seen NHL playoff hockey. We yell and scream and boo opposing players (we did cheer Kesler when he played for the Manitoba Moose in Winnipeg). I have no problem with the Ducks fans doing the same in their arena. It has been a tough road coming back.
We learned a lot this year - down the stretch - and the short playoff. We will return as a better team next year.
Best of luck!
Posted by dtsdlaw on 05 January 2015 - 02:54 PM
So, does it bug anyone else that now we're theming special nights based the OPPONENT?
Last night was country night, where you were supposed to dress Western.
So, basically, make the Ponda look as much like Bridgestone Arena as possible? Make the Preds feel at home? Playing country music during breaks like they do in Nashville?
I didn't realize the Ponda was doing that. So does this mean that the concession stands will be serving prison food the next time the Kings pay us a visit?
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