Bob Murray seems to be on the outs with Anaheim Ducks fans. However, with the available candidates, keeping Murray around could be the better option. Times have been tough at the Pond the past couple of years.
In the latest edition of Anaheim Ducks News & Rumors, I’ll look at where the Ducks prospect system was ranked by The Athletic‘s Corey Pronman, loan deals for both Hunter Drew & Axel Andersson, and Henry Thrun’s move to the USHL for the 2020-21 season.
Alexis Lafreniere is the consensus first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Do the Anaheim Ducks have a chance to make a play for him? At the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Rangers are set to select the coveted Alexis Lafreniere with the first overall selection.
Scott Burnside of The Athletic says Anaheim needs to add some skill to its blue line. The NHL offseason will get started next month, and Anaheim Ducks’ general manager Bob Murray has plenty to do if he wants to try and turn the team around.
The Anaheim Ducks are in desperate need of help. Could free-agent Taylor Hall be a solution to their offensive woes? It’s been a very long time since the Anaheim Ducks have been in the mix for one of the premium free-agents on offer.
Corey Pronman’s annual prospect rankings have been released, and the Anaheim Ducks rank rather low. It’s the time of year that Corey Pronman releases his annual rankings of each team’s prospects aged 22-years old and under.
Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Corey Pronman released his annual rankings and has Anaheim seven spots lower than he did in 2019. After being a force in the NHL since the turn of the century, the Anaheim Ducks are looking to re-tool their roster as the team transitions from the Ryan Getzlaf era.
The opening round of the playoffs has cemented a depressing realization; the Anaheim Ducks are not even close to being a playoff team. Having not seen Ducks hockey since March, it’s been hard not to measure the Ducks against the teams currently playing to find the closest comparison and convince oneself that they aren’t that far off.
The Anaheim Ducks have had several iconic sweater numbers throughout their 26-year history. At the top of that list are Paul Kariya, Teemu Selanne and Scott Niedermayer, with their numbers, 8, 9 and 27 respectively, retired by the franchise.
The Arizona Coyotes draft woes could open the door for Anaheim Ducks General Manager, Bob Murray to pull off a smart trade. The National Hockey League has finally brought down the hammer on the Arizona Coyotes for their draft breach of putting junior prospects through physical workouts prior to the draft.
Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun says the two teams had some discussions about a trade, but the asking price was too rich for general manager Bob Murray’s blood.
Should Jamie Drysdale still be available at 6th overall, the Anaheim Ducks should avoid drafting him. In just a few short months, Anaheim Ducks General Manager, Bob Murray, will step up to the podium at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft and select what could potentially be another franchise superstar with their 6th overall pick.
Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images There are some veteran options available to bolster Anaheim’s blue line. As the NHL playoffs go full-steam ahead in the two bubbles, the eliminated teams are preparing for what should be a short, but busy offseason.
Still young enough to improve there is still plenty of time for Larsson to live up to his first-round billing, but this relatively inexpensive contract reflects his inconsistent performance to this point.
The NHL salary cap rising within the next three seasons doesn't sound so promising amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the league and players' association are working to get a deal done that would extend the current CBA.