| May 15, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The nerves, uncertainty and inconsistent play that caused the Ducks' Game 7 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings last May were used as motivation — by personnel men, coaches and players alike — to ensure this year would be different.
| May 19, 2014
| 7:18 PM
There were opportunities Monday during exit interviews for the Ducks to define their season as progress.
Ownership awarded General Manager Bob Murray a four-year contract extension and praised him for "meticulously [adding] youth, skill and depth" to...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi joined repeat nominees Bob Murray of the Ducks and Montreal’s Marc Bergevin as finalists for the NHL General Manager of the Year award, the league announced Friday.
Voting was conducted among all GMs and a panel...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Misery recognizes company.
The Kings were not the only ones to lose the first two games in the first round of the playoffs — they lost the first three — and then were forced to go to a seventh game in the second round.
This is also about...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:32 PM
The rotation of Ducks forwards who sit out a game includes nearly every player other than stars Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, and ironman Andrew Cogliano, who has played in 515 games in a row.
But 39-year-old center Saku Koivu is also among the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:47 PM
EDMONTON, Canada — Traded Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth left Anaheim on March 4 in 82-degree weather, arriving at his new team's home with the thermometer at minus-13. That's minus-25 Celsius up here.
"Here we go … ," Fasth said to himself,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Whether it's the opponent's top scorer or the Ducks' mood, defenseman Ben Lovejoy has proven in his breakout season he has a firm handle on it.
A confluence of greater maturity and an appreciation of the disparity between Lovejoy's prior NHL job and the...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:16 PM
Saku Koivu saw his retiring teammate, friend and Finnish countryman Teemu Selanne skate around the arena bathed in cheers last week in the Ducks' final regular-season home game.
Moved, of course, Koivu quickly set aside the moment that's so close to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Happiest place on earth, indeed.
Ducks defenseman Mark Fistric was at Disneyland with his son Wednesday when he finalized a $3.8-million, three-year contract extension.
“Pretty special day for my family,” Fistric said. “We really...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Owning the NHL's best record, the Ducks aren't feeling the pressure of Wednesday's trading deadline like others trying to get in the playoffs, climb toward Anaheim's lofty perch or rid themselves of a pending free agent.
Yet, a final piece that could...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The Ducks did not remain satisfied with possessing the NHL’s best record in the first week of March, trading forward Dustin Penner and goalie Viktor Fasth on Tuesday in exchange for veteran Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas and a pair of draft ...