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In one of this summer's biggest offseason trades, the Anaheim Ducks sent four-time 30-goal scorer Bobby Ryan to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a package centered around up-and-coming forward Jakob Silfverberg.
While Ryan has played well for the Senators in the early going, Silfverberg has shined a bit brighter.
Silfverberg looks to lead the Ducks to a fourth consecutive victory Sunday night when they host his former team.
After recording 19 points in 48 games during his 2012-13 rookie season with Ottawa (1-1-2), Silfverberg has greatly surpassed expectations with the Ducks (3-1-0). He has already posted a team-leading four goals and an assist, becoming the third player in franchise history to score four times in his first four games, joining Teemu Selanne in 1996 and Daniel Winnik last season.
"I've been fortunate to play with two great players," Silfverberg, who turns 23 on Sunday, said of linemates Mathieu Perreault and Selanne. "They're so good...
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ANAHEIM -- Some athletes and coaches will tell you things like uniforms don't matter. The athlete underneath the uniform and the work, the desire and the heart matter more than the fashion statement on the outside.
But a uniform is not as meaningless as it sounds. It's something athletes put on and wear with pride. The emblem across the chest can signify so much more than...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Some athletes and coaches will tell you things like uniforms don't matter, that the athlete underneath the gearand the work, the desire and the heart matter more than the fashion statement on the outside.
But a uniform is not as meaningless as it sounds. It's something athletes put on and wear with pride. The emblem across the chest can signify so much...
Anaheim is throwin' it back to the franchise's earlier days, breaking out the classic "Mighty Ducks" uniforms. If it were up to us, we'd be outfitting the team with these threads more often.
The Ducks started their season on the road and came back for a home opener filled with pomp and circumstance and sweet 6-0 victory over the New York Rangers.
Never mind that the Rangers are a struggling team right now, being outscored 15-2 in their past two efforts. A win is a win, and the Ducks were right to take advantage of every single error and advantage that was handed...
It will be homecoming weekend for Bobby Ryan.
While the Senators will play the San Jose Sharks Saturday night a lot of eyes will be on Ryan's Sunday return to Anaheim where he played the first six years of his career before being dealt to Ottawa in July.
"I looked up this date when the schedule came out in the summer" said Ryan Friday. "Probably for the reasons...
Hampus Lindholm wasn't born when the Mighty Ducks entered the NHL and wore the purple-and-jade uniforms that were replicated Sunday night to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the franchise's first victory.
But the 19-year-old Swedish defenseman chosen sixth by the Ducks in the 2012 entry draft was instrumental in making their future look bright on the night they celebrated...
For the fans at Honda Center who found sleep difficult the night before the Ducks’ season-opener at the Colorado Avalanche; sweat drenching their frames, nerves swarming their hockey minds, wondering who could possibly replace the points-production of Bobby Ryan, frantically reading the injury updates on absent defense-men Sheldon Souray and Lucas Sbisa; the day itself, October...
Paul MacLean stopped some drills Friday and raised his voice a couple of times.
If practice makes perfect he's still searching for that in the way the Senators are playing as they prepare to face the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center Saturday night.
MacLean isn't complaining his club has four of a six possible points through its first three games but he'd like to see...
Jason Spezza looked good Friday.
The better news is he skated without pain for the fourth straight day.
All signs point to his return to the Senators lineup Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center but he and coach Paul MacLean were both being cautious in giving a final thumbs up after a 45-minute skate.
After sitting Wednesday against the Los Angeles Kings...
Craig Anderson of the Senators makes a save in this picture from the OC Register.
The Anaheim Ducks used a franchise-record 56-shot barrage to down the Ottawa Senators 4-1. Corey Perry scored twice for the Ducks to give them all the offense they need. Nick Bonino and Ryan Getzlaf also scored for Anaheim while Bobby Ryan picked up the lone Ottawa goal. Hampus Lindholm had two assists...