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  1. 4 points
    Nailed it! That's what I see too. Reputation or not, I would hope/expect that Kane will get the 10 games he deserves for this. Even if that was Connor McJesus doing it, that's a category II suspension for sure.
  2. 4 points
    Ugh....bringing up Vermette for SLASHING a ref...you mean his light tap that didn't mean anything???? But anyway, back to topic at hand. Yes he absolutely should be. At first when I watched it it looked he may have thought that was Knights player...but then reading his comments made me just hate him more and he was trying to justify pushing the ref 'cause hte ref "attacked him"....made me realize he did it intentionally and 100% should be suspended. From what I can tell the ref got accidentally slashed, sure (and also much more dangerous of a slash than Vermette's love tap), but the ref didn't take a bunch of strides to tackle Kane. He was keeping him from the other player and then Kane lost his balance and took the ref with him. That's a category II, no question. What upsets me the most is that he will get the category 2 suspension and will think he doesn't deserve it. Classless player.
  3. 3 points
    I've been hearing rumors over the last month, and USA Hockey confirmed that the women's national team will be playing at Honda Center on February 8th of next year. Tickets go on sale November 13th. https://teamusa.usahockey.com/news_article/show/1054532 For all you Hilary Knight fans, this is something to bookmark. And odds are that Orange County's own Annie Pankowski will be part of the squad taking on Canada that day. Short of the apocalypse, I'll be there! (Admins, feel free to move this, but as Knight practiced with the Ducks, and Pankowski's a former Lady Duck, I'm hedging my bets.)
  4. 3 points
    Here is another free site: http://freestreams-live1.com There is another one called sportsurge.com There are some options on there that are pretty good.
  5. 3 points
    Bold takes 2k20 in order of most to least likely: -Rakell has a career year -Guhle blossoms into a glorious sale rack version of Hampus while the rest of the defence not so miraculously remembers how to hockey again -Getzlaf puts up his most Adam Oates season yet with <10 goals and >65 assists plus a Masterton nomination for all the years of shade from Mark Messier -Ducks over-perform 2011 style and ride an exciting March into a pacific wildcard spot against the division winning Flames who promptly get swept (side note: Flames get swept regardless of who they play) -J.S. Gibson leads them to the conference finals with a GAA under 1.30GAA -Silfverberg channels his inner Silfverberg and carries the team through to the SCFs -GMBM doesn't panic trade for a Mark Boroweicki-tier player during a mid January slump yes I have been drinking tonight why do you ask? (seriously though, I feel like this team will exceed expectations which are already negatively skewed because of how hilariously awful they were in the last year and a half under Carlyle)
  6. 3 points
    I agree and take it one further...I really don't care how we do in the preseason for any stretch of the imagination. Good or bad. Doesn't matter. It is the time to experiment, try out people, try out things, let non-NHLers have some ice time, audition for roles. Nothing matters in the preseason except getting your feet wet and body ready and mind in competitive condition. That's all I want out of this preseason...people get used to a system, get ready, and know where to be at the start of the season.
  7. 2 points
    Lindholm and Manson have been very inconsistent...some have said it's more due to the lack of experience of the forwards that's causing them to look so bad. I can see that. I like how Manson seems to be bringing his physical game back. I'm hoping they work this out... But Im just beaming with joy from what ive been seeing...even in the losses. even in the bad periods. this team looks strong and is showing a bright future. We still dont have that "finisher" but thats ok right now. Maybe Zegras can be that. Or someone turns into that. Im super curious to see if this is a level they can stay at and not burn out -- how long can all these young guys keep it up??? and can they get better and more competitive through out the season???? And also! it's actually sort of nice we arent with one of those superstars (or more) like a Laine or Marner or Matthews or Nylander...right now we dont exactly have any young guys shinning so bright they will be commanding a crazy pay increase anytime soon. I like what they are showing us! dont get me wrong, im not trying to say they dont deserve to be paid well...but right now to keep this forward group together we wont be looking at players demanding anything above silf or rico really. i wouldn't think at least. and thats great! it will be easier to keep them together for longer!
  8. 2 points
    Bah humbug, scrooge. That logo was awesome and it got me a hockey team to root for. The webbed D is fine, but boring. I will always have affinity for the old logo and colors (although some of those alternate jerseys back in those days took it too far even for me - like the Wild Wing crashing through the front of the jersey).
  9. 2 points
    I hope the unreserved wanton loathing, the absolute belligerence and undisguised contempt I have came through as intended despite the simpelton behind an anonymous user name. 😋😋 Jokes aside. I hope it hits stores soon. Ugh, the Emojis are broken and coming out in weird places. Even the editor is being wonky. Probably my dumb phone, smart phone me arse!
  10. 2 points
    Apparently he was not chosen. Seniority did not help. The management and players recognized the lack of leadership skills, I guess.
  11. 2 points
    Went to Anderson Valley a couple of weeks ago, plenty of good stuff on tap. Had the latest incarnation of their Gose series, a Cherry Gose. Delicious. No Winter Solstice as of yet, but the Chai Summer Solstice was good. Hit up Heretic a few hours later, and man, are they killing the IPAs. Primo Diablo is still my favorite pepper beer, their Evil Cousin IPA with Habanero. And they've got the Hazy New England type IPAs on lock, even running a Double IPA called Juicier than Thou. Looking forward to getting over to Noble and possibly Bottle Logic later in the season when I'm down haunting the Ponda. And for anyone down by Great Park, Left Coast has a tasting room just down the road from the new practice facility. Lot of variety, and food.
  12. 2 points
    THAT would be amazing! man we haven't had that in like 4 years...and two of those players aren't on the team this season lol
  13. 2 points
    I'm sure it won't happen, but if I were in charge, I would suggest that on Opening Night, both Dawn and Tim are introduced, and Dawn sings the 1st Verse, giving the crowd an opportunity to shout her name one last time. Then she can turn the mic over to Tim, and let him take it from there. Kind of a passing of the torch.
  14. 2 points
    So there are rumors circulating that Dustin Byfuglien has taken his personal leave of absence from the Jets due to a falling out he had with his teammates, Blake Wheeler (captain) in particular. Makes you wonder if there is a trade demand there and Byfuglien is just waiting it out until he is traded. If so, why not Anaheim?? He's 34 and is due $14M over this season and next, so that's a bit expensive for an older guy. But if there was ever an old and expensive guy I'd want to take a chance on, it's Byfuglien. He would immediately improve our PP by 150% and he would be pretty much the ideal RHD to slide into the #4 spot next to Fowler. If there's really a trade demand there, and with him not reporting to camp at all, you'd have to think the price tag would not be that expensive either. He's also got three kids under 10 and SoCal could conceivably be high on his list of places he'd like to raise his kids. Lastly, his contract expires before the expansion draft, so he would not need ED protection. Any other takers besides me?
  15. 2 points
    FYI since none of them are on LTIR yet it means all their cap hits are still active. So Anaheim has $6.27M in cap space BEFORE Eaves and Kesler get put on LTIR. We have tons of space.
  16. 2 points
    Just saw this..Boston signed Petrovic to a one-year, two-way contract and then placed him on waivers Thursday Crazy
  17. 2 points
    Well, we returned the favor 2 - 0 but this was not a dominant performance, still dry on offense, but I really like the wheels and shot on that Ghule guy. We need to trade Ritchie for a 4-5 dman and we're all set to begin the season.
  18. 2 points
    This concerns me not at all until the Ducks get their regular 1st and 2nd units together. Carrick and Lundestrom were on the top unit last night. No Getzlaf, Henrique, Terry, or Kase.
  19. 2 points
    He's also only what 21? Ovi isn't really considered a complete package either. You don't hear the caps complaining too much. If he was to grow into the Finnish Flash 2.0 that would be great. But he's an elite goal scorer, something that we lack. I'd say that OP has a proposal that the jets would consider.
  20. 2 points
    Faulk traded to St. Louis for Boekk, Edmundson and a 7th round pick. Signs a 7 year/6.5 mil per year extension. I guess he really didn’t want to come to a rebuilding Anaheim team.
  21. 2 points
    According to Eliott Teaford of the OC Register, the Ducks offered Faulk 7 years at just under $7mil per year. I'm so very grateful that Faulk turned that down lol
  22. 1 point
    1G/2A in 6 games so far for Pittsburgh, averaging 18:32/game
  23. 1 point
    Unless you can trade him to help upgrade the roster then I don’t think that he should be moved. Jones and Comtois haven’t played well enough to force him out of the lineup or guarantee their own spots yet. Ritchie not living up to his draft slot doesn’t mean that the Ducks should just jettison him.
  24. 1 point
    Sprong needs to stay down until we bring him up for a long period of time, unless we're willing to risk waivers up and down. dtsdlaw - i think he's maxing their time up top to experiment rather than ensure points. he's trying to get a good sample space, and Shore is a known stat (pretty much). i'm not sure why he'd have to play getz so much if hank, silf, and RR are available. shrug. plus, he could have spelled Getz a bit more with Grant. anyway, something was being done, just not sure exactly what, or why. Grant's time was so low that I wonder if he's hiding a gimp as well, or if they're pushing really hard to find consistent linemates for Getz.
  25. 1 point
    Kinda amusing that Capfriendly has Patrick Marleau with three teams this season and zero games played. Yes, yes, I know traded, bought out and just signed. Still amusing. For $700K/1 Year for an old timer who still can put up 16-21-37, good deal for the Sharks. Not to mention all the good will of bringing Captain-Catipillar-Brows back into the fold to retire as a Shark. Maybe Jumbo and Eyebrows can have a good by retirement skate. As fitting as it would be it wouldn't even hold a candle to the tear jerker that was Selanne grabbing the visiting teams goalie for (just typing this mid sentence and my eyes are doing weird things, damn fall pollen 😉) one last lap at the Ponda.
  26. 1 point
    Taking over on the first line again ?
  27. 1 point
    I hate you. I'm so ready to move on from the Rose Gose.
  28. 1 point
    I saw these teams play in Edmonton a few years ago and it was great hockey. Highly recommended.
  29. 1 point
    He sang fantastically, but I completely agree with this take. He put his own flourish on it and it took the crowd out of it because they couldn't join in.
  30. 1 point
    he did fine. embrace change.
  31. 1 point
    Honestly, I'm just looking for a team that's playing consistently better hockey. I am okay with some lapses as long as we see potential from the kids and a return to effectiveness from the veterans. If they're possessing the puck more and breaking out from the defensive zone better and not running around on defense like proverbial headless chickens, I'll be happy, even if they're losing more than they're winning. I always hope for the playoffs, and this year's no exception, but my expectations for this team are pretty low. I'll be happy with progress.
  32. 1 point
    Kase should do great under Eakins system. 30+ goals
  33. 1 point
    You'd make a great GM... Count me in for Byfuglien. But in pro sports, that stuff probably happens more than we would ever know and they just have to suck it up and play.
  34. 1 point
    Ducks will be great this season. Your read it here first. Go Ducks. Playoffs are a lock. From there on, who knows.
  35. 1 point
    Comtois has apparently made the opening night roster, per Renaud Lavoie.
  36. 1 point
    Honestly, GMBM should just trade Rowney for whatever he can get for him (5th?) and just give that 12/13 forward spot to Sherwood for the season. Otherwise we’re looking at possibly losing Sherwood and/or Sprong from waivers at some point this season. I like Rowney, but there’s no reason to keep a 30-year-old Rowney over younger guys whose rights the team can control for several more years.
  37. 1 point
    I don’t see how putting Sprong on waivers while Pettersson has exceeded expectations in Pittsburgh is us winning the trade. Sprong was also being healthy scratched and can’t help the team from the press box. It’s weird because he put up 14 goals in 47 games which I thought was why we got him, knowing he doesn’t defend, but something is obviously very wrong if he can’t crack our lineup. Extremely well put.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    As I mentioned in a different thread, I'd pick up Alex Petrovic.
  40. 1 point
    Yes. Dangerous but scattered shots.
  41. 1 point
    Wow, the Ducks dodged a huge bullet there. Faulk is barely worth that now. No chance he's worth it in three or four years. Thanks for sparing us, Justin.
  42. 1 point
    At least we had the decency of losing Despres, Vatanen, Theodore and Montour over roughly an 18 month period lol.
  43. 1 point
    We would have been a great trade partner last season before we lost Montour...now, we are in real need of defense lol
  44. 1 point
    Paying Zach Bogosian to play, especially after hip surgery, is probably worse than paying Patrick Eaves not to play. No thanks.
  45. 1 point
    Apparently camp opens with Rakell-Steel-Silfverberg and Ritchie-Getzlaf-Terry doing drills together.
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    Nice gimme this now. Laine is gonna be a monster once he grows out of his video games + pizza + mountain dew all night phase. He basically half-assed the entire season and still ended up with 30 goals. That's already better than anything we've got and he's not even close to reaching his full potential. A trade might be the kick in the butt he needs. If history is any indication, we should be rubbing our hands together in anticipation anytime Winnipeg is thinking about giving up a Finnish goal scoring prodigy.
  48. 1 point
    I can't remember a longer offseason. Certainly doesn't help that the team hasn't played what felt like a meaningful game since December 2018. Side note but the NHL should begin the season in early/mid September seeing as how they'll never reduce the number of games in a season. The Stanley Cup Final running until the middle of June never really made any sense. That only started happening once they expanded the league in the 90s. Opening in September means they no longer have to compete with the World Series at the start of the season, and the NBA Finals at the end of the playoffs. It also gives the NHL its own unique time slot in the calendar. Imagine how much more attention the always bonkers first round of the playoffs would get if it began in March instead of April alongside MLB opening night and the NBA playoffs.
  49. 1 point
    It doesn't help that this organization is so tight-lipped about player status either. I mean, can we get an update on Ondrej Kase's shoulder rehab? Is Troy Terry fully recovered from the broken leg? How is Patrick Eaves feeling? This summer also feels very unsatisfying because of how little GMBM has done to improve the team, especially the defense. The current Ducks defense is weak, and it seems like most of us are still expecting some kind of a move to improve it. But its hard to sit back and feel good about the team's work this off season when there is still such a glaring hole in the lineup (and still too many wingers). I keep checking the news to see if GMBM has done something to fix it, but the days just march on by with no news. Makes for an even longer summer....
  50. 1 point
    Meh, Pettersson is going to be great. He's started to hit recently, and he can lower the boom, regardless his upper body frame. I'm not-so-cautiously calling this a BFM on BM's part. A big, big, mistake. I'm going all in on this. Unless they ship him for a trade on someone else, this is a pretty Dehydrated Donkey Dung poor way to reward a team that just went on a run. They could have gotten better for Pettersson, even IF they have to make room for Mahura. ^#$*^&#^.
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