Found July 03, 2012 on On the Duck Pond:
Free agency just begins on July 1.  It is not a one day affair.   Clubs are signing contracts with not only free agents, but also prospects of their own.  Anaheim is no different. The Ducks added more defensive depth by signing Jordan Hendry and Matt Smaby to one year contracts.  Smaby, 27, played in Syracuse last season (the Ducks former AHL affiliate).   He is a huge presence on the blue line at 6'6" and 227 pounds.  Hendry, 28, has appeared in 129 career NHL games with Chicago and was a member of their Stanley Cup winning team in 2010.   Hendry split time last season between Chicago's AHL affiliate and HC Lugano of the Swiss Elite League.The Ducks also inked last year's first round draft pick, Rickard Rakell, to a three year deal.  The entry level contract is a two way deal and worth $925,000 if he plays in the NHL.  It included a signing bonus of $92,500.   He will earn $70,000 if he is in the AHL.“It gives you a little push for the summer training,” said Rakell...

Anaheim Ducks re-sign D Smaby, ink Rakell

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Defenseman Matt Smaby has signed a one-year deal to return to the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal Monday. Anaheim also signed right wing Richard Rakell to a three-year deal. Smaby played 30 games for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Syracuse last season after a serious thumb injury sidelined him for three months, preventing him from competing...

Ducks sign Rakell, add to offensive prospects

While the United States, Canada, Sweden, Denmark and Russia are all represented at the Anaheim Ducks summer conditioning camp, it was Lincoln, Nebraska's Memorial Stadium that had captivated Lac Beauport, Quebec native and fourth round draft pick Kevin Roy. The reigning USHL Player of the Year and diminutive forward potted 54 goals amidst 104 points, 50 penalty minutes and three...

So What'll Take to Get Bobby Ryan?

To trade Bobby Ryan, the Ducks want a few pieces, including a 2nd line center.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 2, 2012 to wonder if Dubinsky or Anisimov are considered 2nd line centers by the Ducks. I would package either one of them with a couple of prospects (Miller and Thomas?) in a second for Ryan....if Stepan is the guy the Ducks are looking at. I think I'...

Early Look At 2013 UFAs

from Rory Barrs of the National Post, Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks could be on the market, and what team would not jump to acquire his rare combination of size and skill. Florida’s Stephen Weiss might be looking for a change of scenery after spending the entirety of his career with the Panthers. Mike Ribeiro, Andy McDonald, Mike Fisher, Derek Roy and Matt Cullen can also...

Souray, Staubitz and Allen Acquired by Ducks in Free Agency

The Ducks and their fans had to say goodbye to two players on the first day of free agency.  Both George Parros and Sheldon Brookbank will not be in Anaheim uniforms next season.Parros, who spent six seasons in Anaheim, took a two year contract with the Florida Panthers.  Parros goes from one sunny location to another and will be greatly missed by fans.  Florida fans better start...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.