“My dad always said: ‘a centreman’s job is to disperse the puck, share it…’”
High school physics teachers usually deploy the word ‘dispersion’ in reference to refracting light through a prism, where a single beam scatters into multicolored spurts. The process projects a rainbow because dispersion shows the individual wavelengths swirling within the single white light so they gleam and glitter on their own. Continue reading →
“Domi flips it high… Selanne goes after it! Teemu Selanne breaks in, he scores!”
Listen closely to fuzzy replays of that goal from March 2, 1993, and you just might hear the sound of gunshots. Winnipeg Jets phenom Teemu Selanne burns past two paralyzed Quebec Nordiques defencemen, flips a loose puck over a lunging Stephane Fiset and pick, pack, pock; three distinct cracks ring out to suit the equally thunderous occasion. After all, Selanne just netted his 54th goal to surpass Mike Bossy’s previous rookie goal-scoring record.
Next up in our “Blast from the Past” series is a Hall of Fame defenseman. Graceful, intelligent, smooth-skating, soft-spoken, and a heck of a hockey player. These are just some of the many words used to describe NHL legend and Hall-of-Fame defenseman, Scott Niedermayer. Continue reading →
Anaheim, California. Although certainly not a traditional hockey hot-bed, Lord Stanley was raised here during the 2006-07 season. Fast forward nearly 14 seasons later, and that Ducks team without question looks much different. That so-called “Death Valley”, California road trip, has a whole new persona behind it with the drop in the play of the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, and Anaheim Ducks. Continue reading →
We have hit 2020 and with the turn of the new decade, we here at The Scorecrow are putting together our All-Decade teams for each franchise. So who made the All-Decade team for the Anaheim Ducks? Let’s take a look.
The All-Decade team consists of a full team of skaters; four forward lines, three defensive lines, and two goaltenders. My criteria for choosing who made the team is a mixture of historical significance and statistical performance. Continue reading →
Happy New Year to all! With the new year and new decade here and the season just about halfway over, let’s take a look at what each team is wishing for in the new year as the second half of the season commences. Continue reading →
Ten game slates are sometimes hard to decipher. There are many matchups to consider and numbers to sort through. The most important thing is to not play too many lineups because you can’t decide between lines to play or narrow your overall player pool. Continue reading →
Here were are on a nice Tuesday night, and we have a solid eight-game slate to tackle. For now, I will note that NHL scheduling makes it so Monday, Wednesday, and often Friday are only going to have two to four games on the slate at most. For the time being, we will make sure we have content out for the big slates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I have mentioned in my last few Prospect Highlight articles the increase in offensive play in the NHL. While goals and assists are definitely aspects of the game to pay attention to, that is not the only offensive aspect to be cognizant of; play away from the puck and drawing the defensive eye away is also key. With that in mind, I will be looking at Trevor Zegras. Continue reading →
On April 23rd, 1988, the dream of hoisting a Stanley Cup in St. Louis became closer to reality, but nobody knew it. This was the day Pat Maroon was born. In the time before Maroon could play hockey, the Blues were met with success as well as failure. Let’s break down how Pat Maroon and his St. Louis Blues brought the cup home, looking from the Blues and then Maroon’s perspective.
After much speculation of what the Ducks would do at the Trade Deadline, they answered at least one question yesterday as it has been reported that they have signed Jakob Silfverberg to a five-year extension. The reported extension will pay Silfverberg $5.25 million per year, totaling $26.25 million according to Elliotte Friedman. The contract will start next year and keeps Silfverberg from entering free agency.
The Chicago Blackhawks have made a trade with the New York Rangers. While it may seem like an interesting one, Darren Raddysh was traded from the AHL Rockford IceHogs to the Hartford Wolf Pack for Peter Holland.
The Anaheim Ducks have finally made THE decision. After losing 18 of their last 20 games and dropping all to way to the bottom of the Western Conference, the Ducks fired their head coach Randy Carlyle. That’s the first step, but what about the other steps?
Something had to give eventually, and Anaheim has finally found their fall-guy. Head coach Randy Carlyle has been relieved of his duties after starting the season 21-26-9 (51 points), which is tied for the worst in the Pacific Division.
The Minnesota Wild had a rough night Thursday. Firstly, the Wild traded away forward Nino Niederreiter and afterward lost a game against the Anaheim Ducks, who finally broke their 12-game losing streak. Minnesota seemed to disappoint with moving Niederreiter and then got booed after not scoring a single goal in a loss against the Ducks.
We have the first big deal of this calendar year. Yesterday, the Anaheim Ducks, currently on an 11-game losing skid, swapped forwards with the Dallas Stars. Andrew Cogliano is headed to Dallas and Devin Shore has headed the other direction to California. The deal is a one-for-one (sorry if you are an Oilers fan reading this and we brought you bad memories with that quote).
Happy weekend everyone. Saturday will have a nice helping of games, for tonight we have four games on the docket to choose from. Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames could provide offensive fireworks for us, this game, as well as Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets, have a combined team total of 6.5 goals. The other game I have my eye on is the Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks with a 6 goal implied total attached.
As the calendar flips over to 2019, the NHL season is heating up, and the division races are getting closer. One division that is tightly contested as we head into the new year is the Pacific Division. In our analysis of each division, it’s time to take a look at the Pacific Division.