6:15 PM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
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Paul Kariya Retirement Ceremony Information and Appreciation Thread

Paul Kariya Retirement Ceremony Information and Appreciation Thread

The 9 is being retired! Unless you have been living under a rock, then you would know that Paul Kariya’s number 9 will be hoisted to the rafters prior to Sunday’s game against the Sabres. With this being one of the most anticipated games and moments of the season, see below for the ceremony and game information! GAME INFORMATION Date: Sunday, October 21st Ceremony Start Time: The Ducks are telling fans to be in their seats by 3:15 PM with the doors to Honda Center opening at 2:00 PM. Game Start Time: 5 PM TV Broadcast Information: Fox Sports West, which will air the ceremony. Streaming...
6 hours ago
Another Day of Sun

Another Day of Sun

Anaheim Ducks’ Face-Off Fest offers fans more than just an autograph; it offers them a dream. In the opening scene in the iconic Southern California tribute movie La La Land, a traffic jam clogs the freeway. The drivers take the congestion in stride, and dance on the blacktop to “Another Day of Sun.” Stops and starts are a hallmark of the California driver’s reality, and we locals are nothing if not honest about our chances of getting anywhere on time. Our punctuality has become a running joke in the hockey world, as other teams’ fans poke fun at our late-filling seats. Twitter...
23 hours ago
Meanwhile On The Farm: Déjà vu?

Meanwhile On The Farm: Déjà vu?

Injured Regulars? Parent club gutting the incoming talent? Rushed veteran PTOs? Haven’t we done this before? Welcome to the new season of Meanwhile On The Farm - or MOTF for short. If the beginning of this season is feeling a tad like Groundhog Day but without the disheveled Bill Murray - you would be correct. The Gulls are missing the following eligible players to start the year: Kalle Kossila Kevin Roy Sam Steel Kiefer Sherwood Ben Street Korbinian Holzer In a rush to fill out the remaining empty forward spots we saw the return of Logan Shaw on a PTO as well as veteran Luke Gazdic...
Oct 18, 2018
Ducks vs Islanders MORNING RECAP: Keep Rollin’ (Rollin’ Rollin’)

Ducks vs Islanders MORNING RECAP: Keep Rollin’ (Rollin’ Rollin’)

The Ducks look dominant at home in a win over the Islanders The Anaheim Ducks looked to improve on their impressive 4-1-1 start to the season as they hosted the New York Islanders in a Wednesday night showdown at Honda Center. The Ducks started a bit slow, with both teams trading chances early in the game. However, it would be the Ducks that would break the ice first and get on the board just before the 1st intermission, with Ryan Kesler potting a power play goal, his 2nd goal of the season, with just six seconds remaining in the opening 20 minutes. He would add another in the 2nd period...
Oct 18, 2018
PODCAST: Ducks vs. Islanders, Nick Ritchie Re-Signs, Jake Dotchin to Anaheim

PODCAST: Ducks vs. Islanders, Nick Ritchie Re-Signs, Jake Dotchin to Anaheim

In this episode, Jake and Felix discuss a range of topics including: A full recap of the Wednesday night matchup between the Anaheim Ducks and New York Islanders. A statement game from Ryan Kesler. Continued production from Max Comtois. Thorough analysis of the new three-year deal for Nick Ritchie. The surprising addition of Jake Dotchin to the Ducks. Injury updates for Ondrej Kase and Jakob Silfverberg. And much more! If you’ve been enjoying the show, be sure to follow us on Soundcloud, or subscribe/leave a review on Apple Podcasts. For a live stream of the podcast, follow us at...
Oct 17, 2018
Nick Ritchie and the Ducks come to terms on a 3 Year Deal

Nick Ritchie and the Ducks come to terms on a 3 Year Deal

After a contract dispute that lasted until the third week of the season, Nick Ritchie and the Ducks have finally come to terms on a 3 year contract. After a long contract dispute, the Ducks and Nick Ritchie have come to terms on a 3 year deal that will leave Ritchie as a RFA with arbitration rights in the summer of 2021. The details of the contract As reported by The Athletic’s Eric Stephens: Total payout is $4.6M. 1.2M this season, 1.4M next, 2M in 2020-21. https://t.co/24nUZfFXHT— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) October 18, 2018 The cap hit will be around $1.583M per season (with...
Oct 17, 2018
Ducks vs Islanders GAMETHREAD: Peninsula > Island

Ducks vs Islanders GAMETHREAD: Peninsula > Island

The Ducks go for three wins in a row against New York/Brooklyn/Long Island Numbers for Nerds The Ducks and Islanders are nearly identical offensively this season. In goals per 60 minutes, the Ducks are 19th in the league at 2.19 while the Islanders are 20th at 2.17. Possession stats tell a similar story. The Islanders have a “commanding” lead at 40.7% while the Ducks sit at 39.49%. Both are the worst numbers in the league. Vegas betting lines are showing an Over/Under of 5 1⁄2 so I’d happily take the under. Anaheim Ducks Maxime Comtois - Adam Henrique - Jakob Silfverberg Andrew...
Oct 17, 2018
Ducks vs Islanders PREVIEW: Quick Stop At Home

Ducks vs Islanders PREVIEW: Quick Stop At Home

Anaheim looks to continue their success against the Islanders. Game 7 Date: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 Time: 7 PT / 10 ET Location: Honda Center TV: PRIME Radio: AM830 The Anaheim Ducks are back in action tonight as they take on the New York Islanders. After a quick two game road trip that saw some action against two second-tier Central Divisions teams, Anaheim is back at Honda Center for a quick one game home stand. The Ducks were able to pick up one of two possible wins on the road, which, at the end of the day, isn’t anything to be disappointed about. They earned two days off and...
Oct 17, 2018
Anaheim signing defenseman Jake Dotchin to 1-year contract

Anaheim signing defenseman Jake Dotchin to 1-year contract

The former Lightning blueliner will reportedly sign a one-way deal worth $800,000 The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman are reporting that the Ducks have signed former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin to a one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000. ANA has signed Jake Dotchin to a one-year contract. If he clears waivers tomorrow at noon ET, he can officially join them. @PierreVLeBrun caught what I missed in the waiver wire— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 17, 2018 The 24-year-old 6th round draft pick (161st overall) in 2012 had his...
Oct 16, 2018
A Quick Word On Minute Allocation

A Quick Word On Minute Allocation

The talk is that the Ducks are rolling 4 lines. Does the action match the hype? A lot of ink was spilt over the off-season about how the Ducks needed to change their system to play a faster game. It was hypothesized that the Ducks were too slow, but that it wasn't the players that were slow (with the exception of Corey Perry, whom it was in vogue to hate), it was the system they were trying to play. Since the new season has commenced, there have been words spoken about how the Ducks are rolling 4 lines this season when they haven't in the past (or at least in current coach Randy...
Oct 15, 2018
Anaheim Ducks Weekly Rankings Oct 3rd-Oct 8th: Retire The 9

Anaheim Ducks Weekly Rankings Oct 3rd-Oct 8th: Retire The 9

We did it!! The Ducks will be retiring Paul Kariya’s Jersey this Sunday. In honor of that, this weeks Rankings will be Paul Kariya Moments The weekly rankings are back!!!!! For those who missed this segment last season, this is a weekly series on Anaheim Calling to take a look at how various players on the team have fared. I will arbitrarily rank a random topic along on a scale of 1 to 5 stars and place different Ducks within the categories based on their performance over the past week. My reasoning for the rating of the Ducks will be based on stats, results, and probably some of my bias....
Oct 15, 2018
Ducks @ Blues MORNING RECAP: Back on Track

Ducks @ Blues MORNING RECAP: Back on Track

The Ducks bounce back from their loss to Dallas, and Ryan Miller backstops them to their 4th win on the season. The Anaheim Ducks completed their first back-to-back of the season last night with a 3-2 regulation win over the St. Louis Blues. Ryan Miller got his first start (and win) of the season and Andrew Cogliano scored the game winner to allow the Ducks to go 1-1-0 on their two game road trip. Both the Ducks and the Blues were playing back-to-backs, and both teams were coming off losses where they allowed 50 shots against. Which meant both teams were looking to respond well, and prove...
Oct 15, 2018
PODCAST: Ducks vs. Blues, Bounce Back Win, Silfverberg Injury

PODCAST: Ducks vs. Blues, Bounce Back Win, Silfverberg Injury

In this episode, Jake and Felix discuss a range of topics including: A full recap of the Sunday night matchup between the Anaheim Ducks and St Louis Blues. A bounce back effort from the Ducks. A strong game from Ryan Miller. Ben Street scoring his second NHL goal. Jakob Silfverberg leaving the game after the second period. The line of Isac Lundestrom, Sam Steel, and Kiefer Sherwood putting on an impressive performance. And much more! If you’ve been enjoying the show, be sure to follow us on Soundcloud, or subscribe/leave a review on Apple Podcasts. For a live stream of the podcast,...
Oct 14, 2018
Ducks @ Blues GAMETHREAD: Bouncing Back

Ducks @ Blues GAMETHREAD: Bouncing Back

With both teams playing on the second night of a back-to-back, can the Ducks bounce back faster from the previous nights loss. Numbers for Nerds: At even-strength, the Ducks had a total of 75 offensive zone entries in last nights game. A full 35 of these were either carried in by the skater or passed in front of a rushing skater, and 18 (of the 75) were brought in using the centre ice channel. Additionally, 15 of the 75 zone entries resulted in a shot on net within the first 5 seconds of zone time. Projected Lineups Anaheim Ducks Maxime Comtois - Adam Henrique - Jakob...
Oct 13, 2018
Ducks @ Stars GAMETHREAD: Keep Seguin Scoreless

Ducks @ Stars GAMETHREAD: Keep Seguin Scoreless

Game Preview Numbers for Nerds 0. That’s the number of goals Tyler Seguin has against the Anaheim Ducks. Projected Lineups Anaheim Maxime Comtois - Adam Henrique - Jakob Silfverberg Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Rickard Rakell Isac Lundestrom - Sam Steel - Kiefer Sherwood Ben Street - Carter Rowney - Brian Gibbons/Troy Terry Hampus Lindholm - Brandon Montour Cam Fowler - Josh Manson Marcus Pettersson - Luke Schenn John Gibson Ryan Miller DALLAS STARS Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Alexander Radulov Valeri Nichushkin - Jason Spezza - Brett Ritchie Matthias Janmark - Devin Shore - Blake...