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What’s wrong with the not-so-mighty Ducks?

Going into the season, the Anaheim Ducks were among the favorites to take home the Stanley Cup. They were certainly favored to win the Pacific Division for the fourth season in a row and generally expected to make a deep playoff run. Yet, here we sit nearly one-third of the way through the 2015-16 season, and the Ducks look like anything but a contender. They currently sit fifth...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler says the Ducks are “too good not to be in the playoffs”

Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler is a very confident man. He told Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times that his team is too good to not be in the playoffs. “If we keep playing like we are, we’re going to get in the playoffs. It’s only a matter of time,” he said told Elliott yesterday after the Ducks’ morning skate. “This team’s too good not to be in the playoffs...
Via Bloguin Best
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler says the Ducks are 'too good not to be in the playoffs'

Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler is a very confident man. He told Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times that his team is too good to not be in the playoffs. “If we keep playing like we are, we’re going to get in the playoffs. It’s only a matter of time,” he said told Elliott yesterday after the Ducks’ morning skate. “This team’s too good not to be in the playoffs...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The disappointments of the 2015 NHL season

As the NHL season surpasses the first-quarter mark, many people like to look back and point out the positives of the season so far. By doing this, it allows fans and NHL enthusiasts to decide what direction their team or favorite player is going. But with success, there have also been major disappointments that have gone unmentioned.  Most of the talk so far this season has been...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Undercover Duck: Anaheim center Ryan Kesler poses as fan, hilarity ensues

Ryan Kesler is a man of the people. During an Anaheim Ducks preseason game, several players not in the lineup assisted around Honda Center to give the fans a surprise. But not Kesler ... the center went undercover to check out the game as a fan. Needeless to say, funny things happen!
Via Fox Sports West
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Ducks flailing start shouldn’t be ignored, but it’s not crisis mode yet

The Anaheim Ducks are in a tough situation to start the year. A ghastly start has had the Ducks spinning their tires to a 1-5-1 record. With three points out of a possible 14, the Ducks have the worst record in the West and the second-lowest point total in the NHL. Only the lowly Blue Jackets have fewer points. The Ducks’ play are a far cry from the Pacific leading 109 points...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks open 5-game road trip at Nashville

The Anaheim Ducks put their dreadful offensive start to an end, but they're still waiting for a number of their top players to find the back of the net. Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler have had little trouble scoring against Nashville recently, however, and they hope that continues when they visit the Predators on Thursday night. Anaheim (1-3-1) had been shut out in three...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks host Avalanche Friday night

Less than a week into their season, the Anaheim Ducks are already frustrated. They'll try to avoid opening with four straight losses for the first time in seven years Friday night against the visiting Colorado Avalanche. A winner of three straight Pacific Division titles and owner of the Western Conference's best record the past two seasons, Anaheim (0-2-1) has reason to feel a little...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks season preview

Plus: The Anaheim Ducks have an incredible amount of depth at virtually every position. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry will once again find themselves among the league’s top scorers. Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Kesler and new arrival Carl Hagelin will provide the second-line scoring. Anaheim has several different players that can fit on virtually any of the four forward lines. The Ducks...
Via Fox Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 23, 2015  |  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
July 19, 2015  |  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
July 18, 2015  |  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
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Liam McGuire 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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

By Nicholas Gross 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...
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
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