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Miller: Max Jones' mother goes into protection mode

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — He knocked one opponent out of a game and onto a stretcher.And that was earlier in the season, before the playoff hit that took Max Jones from the relative obscurity of the Ontario Hockey League all the way to ESPN, a network that rarely even talks...
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Draft's second day sees Ducks continue to load up on forwards

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — Stocking up a system that started to run low on impact forward prospects, the Ducks finished off their selection at the NHL draft Saturday by taking three more out of their four remaining picks.After taking winger Max Jones and center Sam Steel in...
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Ducks first-rounder Sam Steel looks to overcome size issue

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — The proceedings were about to end Friday night at Buffalo's First Niagara Center but Sam Steel still held out hope.It is always an anxious time for a draft hopeful, especially so for one sitting in the stands with their family and friends. And as...
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Ducks select big winger Max Jones with 24th pick of first round in NHL draft

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — It was a low moment for Max Jones, one that the big winger learned from and one that didn’t scare away Ducks general manager Bob Murray.A blindside hit to the head of Owen Sound’s Justin Brack in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs this spring...
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Miller: First-round pick Max Jones should bring some nastiness to Ducks, but can he deliver in Game 7s?

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — The Ducks used their first-round draft choice Friday on a player who, according to various scouting reports, is “extremely physical,” “plays with an edge” and “displays separation speed.”Now, I’m no authority when it comes to accessing...
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Ducks select big winger Max Jones with 24th pick of first round in NHL draft

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — The Ducks selected London Knights left wing Max Jones with the 24th pick of the first round in Friday night’s NHL entry draft at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center.Jones, 18, won the Memorial Cup with the Ontario Hockey League’s Knights this...
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Expansion draft likely a losing proposition for Ducks

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — You can’t keep everyone.Not that NHL teams necessarily want to but even the Stanley Cup champions for each season can’t keep their teams completely intact. It can’t happen in the era of the hard salary cap, even as it has crept up to $73...
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Ducks' Cam Fowler could be on trading block before Friday's NHL draft

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — Forget about the hoopla that surrounds the annual trade deadline. Bob Murray has been active at that in recent years, but the general manager’s real reconstructing of the Ducks occurs at the NHL entry draft. Murray is with all the other GMs...
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Ducks extend three minor leaguers for another season

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — The Ducks re-signed defenseman Andrew O’Brien and centers Michael Sgarbossa and Joseph Cramarossa to one-year contract extensions.All were restricted free agents that played for the San Diego Gulls, the Ducks’ American Hockey League affiliate,...
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Ducks release 2016-17 schedule, Bruce Boudreau comes back Jan. 8

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — Bruce Boudreau didn’t play for the Ducks. He didn’t rack up a bunch of goals for the team or get the critical score that won them a playoff series or a Stanley Cup. Nor did he make a bunch of saves or stole games for the club.So the coach’s...
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Whicker: Cost was key in trade of Frederik Andersen, but will it be a net loss for Ducks?

OC Register (By MARK WHICKER) — What the Anaheim Ducks did Monday is based on assumptions. One is that goaltenders, generally, are overpriced. The other is that Frederik Andersen and John Gibson, who shared the Jennings Trophy for goals-against this season, are equals. So Anaheim...
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Ducks trade goalie Frederik Andersen to Maple Leafs for two high draft picks

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — The Ducks traded goalie Frederik Andersen to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday for a first-round selection in this weekend's NHL draft and a second-round choice in 2017.The trade not only decides who will be the Ducks' undisputed No. 1 goalie –...
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Ducks open up 2016-17 at Dallas, Kings start season at San Jose

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — The Ducks will begin Randy Carlyle’s second stint as their coach by opening the 2016-17 season with four games on the road, start with their season opener Oct. 13 at Dallas against the Stars.Teams were allowed on Monday to announce dates for their...
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Ducks sign defenseman Sami Vatanen to four-year, $19.5-million extension

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — The Ducks have the contracts of several key restricted free agents to address but they can no longer worry about one.Sami Vatanen is set with the team for the foreseeable future as the Ducks signed him Saturday to a four-year contract extension...
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New Ducks coach Randy Carlyle leaning toward retaining assistants Paul MacLean, Trent Yawney

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — One of the first things Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said he would do upon taking over team was quickly assemble his staff. And it means he might not do anything.Paul MacLean and Trent Yawney are still the two top assistants and Carlyle indicated in an...
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