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Anaheim Calling Jul 15, 2015

Duck Tales: 6 More Years Edition

Not too much going on with Anaheim's hockey club--that is until this morning! Guess this is the move that we waited for! DUCKS NEWS BREAKING: Ducks sign Ryan Kesler to a 6-year extension. [Ducks] Ducks Sign Chris Stewart to 1-year Contract. [Ducks] Player Review: Kevin Bieksa. [Ducks] Sorry folks, for all you non-fans, Clayton Stoner seems to be here to stay, purchasing a $2 million Newport Beach abode. [LA Times] AROUND THE NHL Where is the Stanley Cup today? [ESPN] Enhanced stats can be used at arbitration this 2015 off-season. [TSN] Rangers agree to terms with forwards...
The Province Jul 7, 2015
Botchford: Easy street is over for the Canucks

Botchford: Easy street is over for the Canucks

It hasn’t necessarily seemed this way, mostly due to some clunky execution, but the Canucks player personnel decisions this offseason were the easy part. With younger right-shot, waiver-eligible defencemen on the come, the declining, right-shot, third-pairing blueliner was expendable. Trading Kevin Bieksa was a no-brainer.
Artic Ice Hockey Jul 4, 2015

Cole's Notes From Around the League: 7/1/15-7/3/15

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL. Part two for this week. Anaheim Ducks Anaheim signed goaltender Matt Hackett. They signed winger Chris Mueller. They signed defenceman Joe Piskula. They re-signed defenceman Korbinian Holzer. They signed defenceman Kevin Bieksa to a extension. They signed centre Shawn Horcoff. They signed winger Harry Zolnierczyk. Arizona Coyotes Arizona acquired centre Boyd Gordon from Edmonton. They signed winger Craig Cunningham. They signed forward Brad Richardson. They signed centre Dustin Jeffrey. They signed winger Steve Downie. They signed...
Ducks extend Kevin Bieksa, add Shawn Horcoff; lose Beauchemin and Beleskey

Ducks extend Kevin Bieksa, add Shawn Horcoff; lose Beauchemin and Beleskey

The Ducks moved quickly to trade for defenseman Kevin Bieksa on Tuesday and they didn’t waste any time in extending his potential stay in their organization. Bieksa and the Ducks agreed on a two-year contract extension worth $8 million on Wednesday...
Anaheim Calling Jul 1, 2015

Duck Tales: YOU ALL GET TRADES Edition

By the time you read this, a dozen more earth-shattering trades probably have occurred. DUCKS NEWS Ducks name Paul MacLean Assistant Coach. [Ducks] Ducks acquire Kevin Bieksa from the Vancouver Canucks for a 2nd round 2016 draft pick. Quack Quack Mr. Bieksa. [Ducks] Ducks ink Bieksa to a 2-year extension. [ProHockeyTalk] Pacific Division stunner--welcome to Anaheim Bieksa. F-- you SJS. [Puck Daddy] Goodbye Francois Beauchemin...he has reportedly signed with the Colorado Avalanche. [NHL] Ducks make qualifying offers to four impending restricted free agents: Jakob Silfverberg,...
Nucks Misconduct Jul 1, 2015

Canucks vs Free Agent Frenzy

The Canucks are (probably) in a pickle this season. The Canucks are in a pickle. Ownership wants to make the playoffs, management wants to develop a new young core. The Canucks traded Eddie Lack away, signalling that management does not believe the core as it stands can make an impact in the playoffs. Assuming they make the playoffs the next two seasons. The trade of Kevin Bieksa also underlines this fact. While he has struggled with injuries and inconsistency in the past few seasons, Bieksa is a valuable voice in the locker room after having experienced a Stanley Cup run. Despite these...

Bieksa signs two-year, $8-million extension with Ducks

The Ducks moved quickly to trade for defenseman Kevin Bieksa on Tuesday and they didn't waste any time in extending his potential stay in their organization. Bieksa and the Ducks agreed on a two-year contract extension worth $8 million on Wednesday...
Nucks Misconduct Jul 1, 2015

Canucks targeting defenceman in free agency; who should they go after?

Jim Benning mentioned to the media following the Kevin Bieksa trade they he'll be active on July 1st trying to land a defenceman after clearing out $4.5 million in cap space; the Canucks head into free agency with approximately $8.3mill to play with. Here's a look at 7 potential defenceman that the Canucks could afford to sign in free agency. Jim Benning freed up a sizeable amount of cap space by moving veteran defenceman Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2016 draft on Tuesday. The Vancouver Canucks head into the NHL free agent frenzy on...

Wednesday Morning Skate: Turning the tide?

A good Bruins trade?!?! And free agency starts today. Are things starting to turn around in the Don Sweeney Era? Yesterday's Martin Jones trade means the haul for pending UFA Milan Lucic is now two first-round picks and two prospects. Not bad. (Though the retaining salary part still stings.) Kevin Bieksa got traded last night, to Anaheim. The Brandon Saad-to-Columbus trade was pretty shocking too. Seems like the Blackhawks chose guys like Sharp and Seabrook over a young star in the making. Say, where have I seen that before...? Also, it's July 1: Happy Overpayment Day! Free agency begins...
Nucks Misconduct Jun 30, 2015

Vancouver's Guide To 2015 Free Agency

You've learned to not expect much correct? Good, you won't be disappointed. A quick recap of the past week for Vancouver heading into the start of the silly season: 1. Traded Eddie Lack for picks and didn't trade Kevin Bieksa to San Jose because Doug Wilson is a fraud, making him a Duck instead earlier today. 2. Re-signed Linden Vey (here), Jacob Markstrom (here) & Alex Biega (yo). In fact, signing Biega to a $600,000 deal on the same day they dealt a ten year veteran because of his $4.6 million dollar deal may tip you off on the priorities at the moment. 3. Extended qualifying offers...
The Province Jun 30, 2015
Jamieson: Bieksa traded to Ducks, joins Kesler on contending team

Jamieson: Bieksa traded to Ducks, joins Kesler on contending team

Kevin Bieksa is joining Ryan Kesler in Anaheim. The Canucks announced on Tuesday afternoon that Bieksa has been traded to the Ducks in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL draft.
Anaheim Calling Jun 30, 2015

Ducks Acquire Kevin Bieksa From Vancouver For 2016 2nd Round Draft Pick

Anaheim continues the offseason alterations, adding additional snarl and a buddy of Ryan Kesler on the back end. After much discussion leading in to the draft that the Vancouver Canucks would be sending Kevin Bieksa to northern California, undone by San Jose's unwillingness to trade a 2015 second round pick for him, the defenseman will have a southern California home instead. Kevin Bieksa traded to #ducks for second-rounder. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 30, 2015 As initially reported by senior Sportsnet hockey insider Chris Johnston, the Anaheim Ducks acquired the...
Vancouver Sun Jun 30, 2015
Photos: Bieksa bye-bye, by Canucks

Photos: Bieksa bye-bye, by Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks traded long-time fan favourite and veteran blue-liner Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, the eve of NHL Free Agency Day, for a second-round draft pick in 2016. Here are some of Bieksa's best moments — and imagined moments — in Vancouver.
Ducks trade for Canucks' Kevin Bieksa to replace Francois Beauchemin

Ducks trade for Canucks' Kevin Bieksa to replace Francois Beauchemin

With talks on a contract extension for Francois Beauchemin hitting a snag Tuesday, the Ducks traded a 2016 second-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks for veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa. The move is a likely sign that the Ducks are preparing to move...
Nucks Misconduct Jun 30, 2015

Kevin Bieksa Traded To Anaheim For, Naturally, A Second Round Pick

Once again the Canucks move a lifer to Southern California because you're vexed so just get used to it already. For the second time in consecutive summers, we'll have to get used to one of our own looking out of place in a Ducks uniform. After Doug Wilson pulled out of the deal to move #3 to San Jose, Benning finally found his second round pick and made Kevin Bieksa a Duck in the process. And, now, a quick Twitter break to test your intestinal fortitude: Quack quack @kbieksa3 — Ryan Kesler (@Ryan_Kesler) June 30, 2015 Unlike Ryan Kesler's expedited exit out of town, Bieksa's exit is...

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