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#513235 Congratulations To Corey Perry

Posted by norge25 on 06 March 2016 - 06:57 PM

We'd tip our hats to the guy, but we had to toss them on the ice last weekend. Oops.

#490869 Are You Feeling Angry? Comment Here

Posted by PetrSykora on 30 November 2015 - 08:05 PM

I just realized if you remove the BS from Bieksa, you can spell IKEA


~It's a conspiracy~ 

#513241 Congratulations To Corey Perry

Posted by ZTHER on 06 March 2016 - 07:52 PM

In defense of King fans on that thread, about half of them are actually fairly praiseworthy of #10.

Some of them are saying that they should not throw stones because they employ a guy by the name of Dustin Brown.


My favorite post was: I hate Corey Perry........I wish he were a King.


I hate Dustin Brown... and I hate Dustin Brown.

#499800 Getzlaf To Be Traded

Posted by norge25 on 17 January 2016 - 02:37 PM

Torn between wanting to facepalm and wanting to grab some popcorn for the coming replies.

#484149 Getzlaf Out A Few Weeks

Posted by norge25 on 28 October 2015 - 04:31 PM

Meh. Suck it up. Rub some dirt on it. Walk it off!!! :ph34r:

Cogs would get his appendix removed during intermission and not miss a shift. :ph34r:

#476756 Kesler 6 Year Extension

Posted by liquid13 on 15 July 2015 - 02:52 PM

Look at it this way.


At least we don't have Dustin Brown locked in for another 8 years at 7M AAV. B)

#501226 Sekac For Garbutt

Posted by gotchabari on 21 January 2016 - 07:49 PM

I'm beginning to warm to the idea. I think I'm going to make a sign for warm-ups...

"Welcome to the Ducks, Garbutt! Break a leg!"

#501036 Sekac For Garbutt

Posted by AustinDuck27 on 21 January 2016 - 09:52 AM

Hey guys, Avs fan here, just wanted to say good luck with that trade and hope it works out for you. Your team has played like offensively constipated all season, it's pretty clear they were simply missing a Garbutthole to help things flow freely.


Take care all!

#492036 What A Difference Nate Thompson Makes...

Posted by Sojourn on 05 December 2015 - 12:14 PM

I only had to take 6 shots last night from playing the "Getzlaf give away drinking game." Much improved over the 12 shots I took for the TB game. Phew! thank you Ryan.


I can see it now:


Boudreau: "Getz, we need to talk.  We're getting reports that fans are ending up in the hospital due to alcohol poisoning.  About those passes..."

#476036 Paul Maclean

Posted by tayhart on 04 July 2015 - 07:35 PM

I spent some time with new Ducks assistant coach, Paul MacLean at a family party tonight. Here are some things he said:

He Coached the team that won today. Still trying to learn the player and figure things out but he thought Ritchie looked excellent. I asked him how far away and he says not long at all, maybe this year. He pointed out Theodore and couldn't stop praising him. Said he looks, "smooth out there." He spoke highly of Terry, our fifty round pick from this year saying, "he was sneaky all over the ice."

His two main focus' this year are the power play and the forwards. He absolutely believes he can get the power play working well. Also, he couldn't stop raving about Hagelin, who he faced regularly in Ottawa. Says he's going to be great. He's very excited about Sekac and believe he will be a top six forward. Also mention Silverberg as an exciting player who is just getting better. Overall, he feels we are one of the deepest teams in the league and have a whole crop of great young forwards.

I asked him if the Ducks were set with their team and he said, "I'm not sure they are ever done but I think they want to see what they have in their young players." Sounded like they may make a minor move but nothing of significance.

#474842 Bieksa A Duck

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.

#507703 What Could We Get?

Posted by dtsdlaw on 17 February 2016 - 12:51 PM

If the Panthers sent us a partially eaten key lime pie for Stoner and Khudobin, I'd do that trade in a heartbeat.


Well, they did send us Colby Robak..... no wait, the pie idea is much better. Just keep it away from Ritchie.

#486797 Was Getzlaf The #1 Star Vs Coyotes?

Posted by ImFromCanada on 10 November 2015 - 08:46 AM

Get over it. Did you start a new thread when he came back from surgery and got 3 assists? No? Okay. 


Not meaning to sound like a prick, but he obviously knows that he messed up. It doesn't excuse the 2nd period where we let a 2 goal lead out to the dogs (both literally and as a figure of speech).

#477382 Patrick Kane

Posted by dtsdlaw on 06 August 2015 - 10:42 AM

[ring ring]


DL: Hello?


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.


DL: F-you.



#450383 End Of Season Thanks.

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!!!

#476515 Chris Stewart, 1 Yr Deal

Posted by GiveUABagOPucks on 11 July 2015 - 11:27 PM

We just became a nightmare team to play against. We can field two completely different teams based on opponents.

Heavy and gritty as well as speedy and skilled. Wow.

Love this team right now.

#474799 Bieksa A Duck

Posted by nieder on 30 June 2015 - 02:23 PM

I'm not really getting the negativity here. Bieksa is a clear upgrade on Beauchemin IMO. I really like this move.

#440964 Kesler Article

Posted by norge25 on 06 March 2015 - 11:31 AM

Pretty neat little piece: http://www.theplayer...ear-old-rookie/

#501047 Sekac For Garbutt

Posted by poum on 21 January 2016 - 10:26 AM

Etem --> Hagelin --> Perron

DSP --> Sekac --> Garbutts

2nd R. Pick --> Bieksa --> ???

Profit (A. Matthews)

#494662 Eric Stephens Article With Comments From Murray

Posted by pennaduck on 24 December 2015 - 10:39 AM

I've been torn all season as to whom should get the majority of the blame for this awful team.  Is it the players and their lack of heart/chemistry/physical conditioning?  The coaching staff and their inability to muster the most from the players, to fix long standing problems like last minute goals against, second period letdowns, and a brutal powerplay?  The management, particularly Bob Murray, or making stupid moves, for not bringing in or keeping the right types of players, or doing too much/not enough?  Probably it is all three, which is why there have been so many lively debates on the boards this season over these issues.  
From what I read from this article though, it sounds like a classic deflection by Bob Murray.  Really he needs only to look at himself for answers to why this team isn't performing, but to save face and divert the heat from his chair he is calling out his players (or at least most of them).  Here is the ugly truth: Murray replaced over the course of the past 2 1/2 seasons Perreault, Beleskey, Palmieri, Smith-Pelly, and Beauchemin with Kesler, Hagelin, Silfverberg, Sekac, and Bieksa (respectively).  While the long term ramifications of this overhaul may prove to be better than what they appear this season, it is undeniable that the numbers of the players we lost are far better than the players we gained (or in Silf's case, promoted).  
Matthieu Perreault
GP 34, 4 Goals, 21 Assists, TOI 16:40
On Pace for 61 points

Matt Beleskey

GP 31, 4 Goals, 11 Assists, TOI 16:02

On Pace for 38 points


Kyle Palmieri

GP 35, 14 Goals, 13 Assists, TOI 16:35

On Pace for 63 points



GP 27, 3 Goals, 5 Assists, TOI 11:41

On Pace for 22 points


Francois Beauchemin

GP 35, 5 Goals, 14 Assists, TOI 24.21

On Pace for 45 points



GP 33, 4 Goals, 8 Assists, TOI 19:17
On Pace for 30 points



GP 33, 3 Goals, 5 Assists, TOI 14:55

On Pace for 19 points



GP 33, 3 Goals, 3 Assists, TOI 17:00

On Pace for 14 points



GP 15, 1 Goal, 2 Assists, TOI 13:24

On Pace for 13 points



GP 33, 0 Goals, 4 Assists, TOI 21.59

On Pace for 10 points



The Kesler for Perreault change is one I can live with because we all assume Kesler will pick up his scoring at some point, and because he brings a lot of other assets like defense and faceoffs.  Switching Beleskey for Hagelin clearly made our top six softer and has thus far proven to be a downgrade on offense as well.  Silf may be a nifty two way player and great at shootouts, but Palms is going to pot 30 this season.  Think of how often a GM gets a 30 goal scorer signed at 1.5 million and still RFA eligible for a 2nd and 3rd round pick.  Murray gave him away.  In a larger hockey market that alone would be causing a riot, let alone the rest of the details of this awful season.  Sekac has looked ok this season and I am holding out hope that he develops into a top six wing, but as for now this move looks like a wash at best, and until Sekac picks up his regular season scoring or scores a clutch playoff goal or two like DSP has done for us it will feel like a downgrade for me.  The most glaring is the Beauch for Bieksa swap.  Beauch clearly still has game, it is well acknowledged by now that losing his presence on the blueline and locker room has hurt this club, and Murray should have freaking known better after already losing and having to reacquire the guy before.  This is a move that i (as well as many others) saw as a lateral move to slight upgrade in the offseason, but it is looking more and more like a terrible management decision, particularly if Beauchemin ends up playing more games and minutes this season than Bieksa and continues to grossly outscore him.


I've supported Murray through many of these decisions and most everything he has done as Ducks GM, but in hindsight, these moves have dismantled our identity, our offensive depth, and a key component of our defense, and, with the exception of bringing in Kesler as the "missing piece" to our cup contention, there really wasn't a dire need to make any of them.