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A healthy Anaheim defense, Horcoff suspended

Jake Roth / USA TODAY Sports Anaheim’s defense has not been healthy since the beginning of this season. Coming into this year, the Ducks’ top six was expected to be Cam Fowler, Simon Despres, Hampus Lindholm, Kevin Bieksa, Sami Vatanen, and Clayton Stoner. After playing 28 games last year and a strong training camp this year, Josh Manson made Anaheim’s roster and earned a...
Via The Hockey Guys
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Simon Despres rejoins Ducks after 42-game concussion absence

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Simon Despres has returned to the Anaheim Ducks after missing 42 games with a concussion. The Ducks recalled Despres on Monday from his long-term injury conditioning loan to their AHL affiliate in San Diego. Despres hasn't played since Oct. 16, when he left the Ducks' fourth game of the season after a shoulder-to-head hit from Tyson Barrie. The...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' GM Jim Rutherford 'sick' over team's start

The expectations for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season were enormous following the offseason acquisition of sniper Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs. He joined an impressive core of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Marc-Andre Fleury and Olli Maatta. Through 32 games, the Penguins haven’t lived up to the hype, stumbling their way to a 15-14-3 record, putting...
Via The Comeback
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Love for the Reverend

It ranks among the most unpopular—and controversial—deals in recent Penguins history. To the extent that GM Jim Rutherford felt compelled to absolve himself of sole responsibility, stating that a push for the trade came from above. An organizational decision. Heck, JR stopped just short of calling the swap a mistake. Yes, I’m referring to Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy. Before...
Via PenguinPoop
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyson Barrie suspended 3 games

  Even if Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres wasn’t placed on injured-reserve early Saturday, Tyson Barrie was likely getting suspended. The fact that Barrie put him there only made it a matter of how long. On Friday night, Barrie left his feet to deliver a high hit to the much bigger Despres that knocked him out of the game. Following that, the Department of Player Safety...
Via Sports-Glory
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche's Barrie suspended three games by NHL

NEW YORK — Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie was suspended three games without pay by the NHL on Saturday night for charging and interference on Anaheim's Simon Despres the previous night. Barrie was punished for a check on Despres when he jumped and used his shoulder to hit the Ducks' defenseman in the head with 8 1/2 minutes remaining in the second period of the Avalanche's 3...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche D Barrie suspended 3 games by NHL

NEW YORK (AP) Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie was suspended three games without pay by the NHL on Saturday night for charging and interference on Anaheim's Simon Despres the previous night. Barrie was punished for a check on Despres when he jumped and used his shoulder to hit the Ducks' defenseman in the head with 8 1/2 minutes remaining in the second period of the Avalanche's...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie suspended three games

  The NHL announced tonight Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie has been suspended three games for his hit on Simon Despres in the second period of Colorado’s game in Anaheim on Friday night. The hit is officially classified as charging and interference. This is the first suspension of Barrie’s career. This likely clears the way for the Avalanche to take a look at Brandon...
Via BSN Denver
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks recall star prospect Shea Theodore

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks recalled star prospect Shea Theodore and fellow defenseman Korbinian Holzer from San Diego of the American Hockey League on Saturday and placed defensemen Simon Despres and Clayton Stoner on injured reserve. The 20-year-old Theodore, selected 26th overall in the 2013 draft, had an assist in two games for San Diego this season. He was the Western...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks look to prevent third straight loss to open season

While the Arizona Coyotes are cautiously optimistic about their early success, the Anaheim Ducks don't seem too concerned with a slow start.In danger of opening with three straight losses for the first time in five seasons, the Ducks try to prevent the visiting Coyotes from their first 3-0-0 start in more than a decade Wednesday night.Coming off a miserable 56-point season, the Coyotes...
Via Fox Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Simon Despres gets 5-year, $18.5 M extension from Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Defenseman Simon Despres agreed to a five-year, $18.5 million contract extension with Anaheim on Friday, punctuating his remarkable six-month rise with the Ducks. Despres has been an outstanding contributor to the Ducks' lineup since the club acquired him in a trade with Pittsburgh on March 2. Despres would have been a restricted free agent next summer, but...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks sign Simon Despres to five-year, $18.5 M extension

  Defenseman Simon Despres has agreed to a five-year, $18.5 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal Friday, a day before their season opener at San Jose. Despres has made an impressive rise with the Ducks since they acquired him in a trade with Pittsburgh on March 2. He immediately won a regular spot in Anaheim's lineup with physical two-way...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Simon Despres gets 5-year, $18.5 M extension from Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Simon Despres has agreed to a five-year, $18.5 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal Friday, a day before their season opener at San Jose. Despres has made an impressive rise with the Ducks since they acquired him in a trade with Pittsburgh on March 2. He immediately won a regular spot in Anaheim's lineup...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks sign D Simon Despres to five-year contract extension through 2020-21

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Via Fox Sports
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Finally Make Some Wise Moves

View image | gettyimages.com To be honest, I was dreading the NHL draft and free agent signing season. The Penguins latest trades were, for the most part, not so good. And the practice of bankrupting our pool of young talent to purchase aging veterans does not sit well with me. Trading away our two top hitters, Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo, was a classic blunder of unparalleled...
Via TopSportsReport
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Andersen, Despres help Ducks take 2-1 series lead over Blackhawks

  Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Defenseman Simon Despres scored his first career playoff goal in the second period as top-seeded Anaheim bounced back quite nicely from a triple-overtime loss at home in Game 2. Patrick Maroon...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Proving They Are More Than Their Superstars

Anaheim Ducks’ Simon Despres, from left, Patrick Maroon, Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin celebrate their 4-2 win during the third period of Game 4 in an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT The Anaheim Ducks took a commanding 3-1 lead over the...
Via The Sports Journal
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Winner of the NHL Trade Deadline?

March 2015. The final full month of the regular season that signifies the push to the Stanley Cup playoffs. It also includes the infamous NHL Trade Deadline. Teams can make a strong push to solidifying their chances of a deep playoff run or sell players to rebuild for the future. When it comes to the Western Conference, no team made as big of a statement as the Anaheim Ducks. As...
Via isportsweb.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday 64: West Coast Swing Continues, Pens face the league-leading Ducks.

Pittsburgh Penguins (36-18-9) at Anaheim Ducks (42-17-7) 10:00 PM – ROOT Sports Honda Center, Anaheim, California The Pens couldn’t pull out a victory against the lowly Avalanche and now their road trip rolls through Anaheim and the league-leading Ducks. Anaheim has strung together four consecutive wins and have also taken seven of their last eight.  They have allowed just...
Via The Pensblog
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 63 Between the Penguins and Avalanche

By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) The NHL trade deadline has officially passed as we can now move on. This is the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins team we will see this postseason, whether you like it or not. The Penguins acquired defensemen Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy while giving up Simon Despres to Anaheim and Robert Bortuzzo to St. Louis. A seventh-round pick was also sent to the...
Via The PensNation
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Can We Start Calling the Penguins an Elite Defensive Hockey Team?

The Penguins struggles in the month of February are a great case study in what an ailing special teams unit can do to a hockey team. It’s no secret that the Penguins ability to score power-play goals has coincided with a recent four game win streak. One thing that hasn’t changed is their ability to put up sound results at even-strength defensively. Heading into the stretch-run...
Via The Pensblog
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Trade Deadline – Pens get deeper on defense

By: Meesh Shanmugam It’s all over. The trade deadline has come and gone with Jim Rutherford making two trades: 1) Robert Bortuzzo and a 7th round pick in 2016 to St. Louis for Ian Cole and 2) Simon Despres to Anaheim for Ben Lovejoy. Before we get into the trades, here’s a copy/paste from last night’s thoughts post about how I viewed the roster going into the trade deadline...
Via The PensNation
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Deadline Deal: Pens trades Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy

Well, things were going so well… The Penguins traded Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy, and well, it feels like a bad deal. @jmarshfof  points this out though… Ben Lovejoy is 2nd on the Ducks in Scoring Chances against per 60 minutes of even-strength TOI. Behind only Sami Vatanen. — Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) March 2, 2015 We counter with: Ben Lovejoy getting abused in every...
Via The Pensblog
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 59 – New lines, new result, Pens beat Blues, 4-2

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Pens 4  Blues 2 Record: 33-17-9 Goals Comeau (13), unassisted Hornqvist (16) (PP), from Crosby, Letang Comeau (14) from Despres, Malkin Sutter (12) from Comeau, Perron Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Pouliot (tripping) – Overly aggressive...
Via The PensNation
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 52 – Pens put together a complete effort in 4-0 win over Flames

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Pens 4  Flames 0 Record: 30-14-8 Goals Perron (13) from Crosby, Kunitz Sutter (11) from Despres, Scuderi Crosby (16) from Kunitz, Perron Crosby (17) from Kunitz, Letang Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Downie (tripping) – Careless...
Via The PensNation
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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