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Why the Ryan Kesler extension was a bad move for Anaheim

It has been a couple of weeks since the Anaheim Ducks extended center Ryan Kesler to a new six-year, $41.25 million contract. The dust has had a chance to settle and we’ve all had an opportunity to think about just what this means for the Ducks long-term. The short version: it’s not good. Now, let’s ...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now: NHL Free Agency Part One

With every NHL offseason, comes the season of free agency and contract extensions. Just one month out of the Chicago Blackhawks' 2015 Stanley Cup Championship, we have already witnessed the NHL Draft and some major roster changes.  Let’s take a look at some of the biggest signings of the past week.Ryan Kesler signs major contract extension:On Wednesday, the Anaheim Ducks signed...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Ryan Kesler contract means for the Anaheim Ducks

On Wednesday, the Anaheim Ducks re-signed center Ryan Kesler to a six-year contract with an AAV of $6.875 million. Kesler is fresh off of his first season in Anaheim, in which he netted 20 goals and 47 points in 81 regular season games, as well as seven goals and 13 points in 16 playoff games. At first look, this seems like an interesting signing. The Ducks lock up a soon-to-be...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the league and thoughts on Rangers signings

‘Tis the season. It’s that time of year when teams look to lock up their free agents and it’s the time of year when a lot of long term deals get hammered out. The latest of those long term deals came this week as Ryan Kesler signed a 6 year pact with the Ducks for […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks go big with Kesler extension; Oilers do the right thing with Schultz

The Anaheim Ducks have locked up forward Ryan Kesler to a huge six-year $41.25 million deal. The agreement, which will begin starting 2016-17, will prevent the Michigan native from hitting the free agent market as he was scheduled to do after next season. The move is a lot of money ($6.875 million until 2021-22) for a player coming off of a 20-goal season and is already 30 years...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Anaheim Ducks go big with a Ryan Kesler extension, while Oilers do the right thing with Justin Schultz

The Anaheim Ducks have locked up forward Ryan Kesler to a huge six-year $41.25 million deal. The agreement, which will begin starting 2016-17, will prevent the Michigan native from hitting the free agent market as he was scheduled to do after next season. The move is a lot of money ($6.875 million until 2021-22) for a player coming off of a 20-goal season and is already 30 years...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler signs 6-year extension with Anaheim Ducks

Thirty-year-old NHL veteran, Ryan Kesler, inked a 6-year extension with the Anaheim Ducks worth $41.25 million ($6.875M per year). For the first five years of the extension, the contract strictly states a no-movement clause and a limited no-trade clause in the sixth year of the extension. Kesler notched 47 points in 81 games with the Ducks in the 2014-15 campaign after spending his...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks, Ryan Kesler Agree On Six-Year, $41.25 Million Contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Center Ryan Kesler has agreed to a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim announced the new deal Wednesday. Kesler had 20 goals, 27 assists and 75 penalty minutes last season in his first year with Anaheim after nine seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. The American veteran filled a key role as the Ducks’ second-line center...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks sign Ryan Kesler to six-year contract extension

Forward Ryan Kesler signed a six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks which runs through the 2021-22 season, the team announced. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the contract is worth $41.25 million and includes  a no-move clause for the first five years of the deal and a limited no-trade clause in the final year. Kesler, 30, is entering the final year of a...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kesler agrees to 6-year, $41 million deal with Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Center Ryan Kesler has agreed to a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim announced the new deal Wednesday. Kesler had 20 goals, 27 assists and 75 penalty minutes last season in his first year with Anaheim after nine seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. The American veteran filled a key role as the Ducks' second-line center while...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler gets hefty 6-year contract extension from Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Center Ryan Kesler has agreed to a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim announced the new deal Wednesday. Kesler had 20 goals, 27 assists and 75 penalty minutes last season in his first year with Anaheim after nine seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. The American veteran filled a key role as the Ducks' second-line center...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks sign center Ryan Kesler to six-year contract extension

Ryan Kesler will be in a Ducks uniform for many years to come. The team announced on Wednesday that Kesler has signed a six-year contract extension through the 2021-22 NHL season. During 81 regular-season games lwith Anaheim last season, his first with the Ducks , the center totaled 47 points (20 goals) and led the team in faceoff percentage (56.3) and faceoff wins (937). Kesler...
Via Fox Sports West
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks Trade D Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks

Kevin Bieksa warms up before the game. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)   After a year apart, Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Kesler are reunited on the Anaheim Ducks. The Vancouver Canucks have sent defenseman Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2016 second round draft pick. Bieksa, 34, is entering the final year of his contract that comes with a $4.6 million cap hit. With Francois...
Via The Sports Journal
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Game over

The Anaheim Ducks are done playing hockey for the 2014-2015 season. Their exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs played out like a movie scene Ducks fans had seen last year and the year before. Saturday night was Anaheim’s third straight Game 7 loss at home. The all too familiar Game 7 disappointment is a hard pill to swallow, and once again the Ducks will carry over their theme of...
Via isportsweb.com
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Ducks Game 7 preview: Key players, prediction

The Tampa Bay Lightning punched their ticket to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final on Friday night with a Game 7 win over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final. Tampa Bay’s opponent will be determined Saturday night when the Anaheim Ducks host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final. The Ducks had an opportunity to clinch Wednesday in Chicago...
Via NESN.com
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 7 Result Could Lead To ‘What-Ifs’ by Blackhawks, Ryan Kesler

Lost among the many storylines in this incredible Western Conference Final between the Ducks of Anaheim and the Chicago Blackhawks is the one where Ryan Kesler came close to donning the red and black this past offseason. Kesler, then 29, wanted out of Vancouver and limited the Canucks’ trade partners to Chicago and Anaheim; two teams both eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings last...
Via Sports Mockery
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Season on the line

Both players and fans of the Anaheim Ducks will be faced with a familiar feeling on Saturday night. For the third straight season, the Ducks will faceoff at home against a playoff opponent in a must-win Game 7. The past two seasons have resulted in devastating losses at Honda Center. In 2013, the Ducks lost to the Detroit Red Wings in the first round; in 2014, the Ducks fell to their...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks one win away from Stanley Cup

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals. When the Ducks' defensemen join the attack, it presents a big problem for the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ducks got four points from their defensemen in Monday night's 5-4 overtime win that moved them within one victory of the Stanley Cup finals. It...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: May 27th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than being the worlds biggest bandwagon fan. And I swear that’s not a fat joke.  I hate when New York is good at stuff. Hey Rex…who owned the Chiefs? THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – If you haven’t read it yet…here is our own on Jim Rutherford and how annoying he...
Via The Pensblog
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Emilio Estevez lead the Ducks to victory?

The Anaheim Ducks had one of the greatest fictional coaches ever cheering them on as they took on the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5. Emilio Estevez, who played Gordon Bombay, the head coach in the Mighty Duck movies, took to Twitter to inspire the Ducks to victory. Estevez started with an inspiring message before the game. It initially seemed to work. The Ducks jumped out to a 3-0...
Via Fox Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Beleskey is the Unsung Hero of Anaheim’s Playoff run

Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey is congratulated by center Ryan Kesler for scoring the game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the overtime period in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 NHL playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)   The Anaheim Ducks are a team stacked with some of the NHL’s most talked...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Signs Show Blackhawks Are Making The Ducks Desperate

Does anybody honestly think the strategy is anything new?  Keep delivering more and more hits and eventually the Chicago Blackhawks will crack.  They have to.  Any normal team would. At least that’s what Ryan Kesler of the Anaheim Ducks continues to believe. “No human can withstand that many hits.” Even the Los Angeles Times, almost in an effort to buck up fans after Chicago...
Via Sports Mockery
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Late comebacks haven’t been enough against Blackhawks

The Western Conference Finals have been one heck of a series to watch. The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks are tied with two wins apiece in a series that has been nothing short of thrilling. For the Ducks, the lesson to be learned is that their characteristic comeback won’t always be enough to win games. The Ducks and Blackhawks have each won a home game and a road game, and...
Via isportsweb.com
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kesler is key to Anaheim's victories

Where would the Anaheim Ducks be if it wasn't for Ryan Kesler?Probably not in a battle for the Western Conference Championship title.Kesler has stepped up his game to a whole different level. He's always among the league's most elite when it comes to defensive-minded forwards, but he has had to battle a whole different demon in Chicago.Kesler dominated the first two series of the...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Bruce Boudreau and the lack of playoff success

Bruce Boudreau is a coach who knows how to win. Boudreau has quite the coaching resume as he has coached for 24 seasons in the IHL, ECHL, AHL, and NHL. In only two seasons of Boudreau’s career did the team he coached have a points percentage below .500 (Fort Wayne Comets, IHL in 1994-1995 and the Lowell Lock Monsters, AHL in 1999-2000). In addition, in 19 of these 24 seasons Boudreau...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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