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Duck's re-sign Vatanen to two-year contract

OC Register (By STEVE FRYER) — The Ducks signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract extension, the team announced today.Vatanen, 23, had six goals and 15 assists this past season, his rookie year, with a plus-9 rating in 48 games.He played for his native Finland in the...
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Ducks sign center Leblanc to one-year deal

OC Register (BY ERIC STEPHENS) — Center Louis Leblanc signed a one-year contract with the Ducks, the team announced Friday.Leblanc, 23, came to the Ducks as a restricted free agent in a June 14 trade with Montreal. The pivot played in eight games with the Canadiens last season but...
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Ducks sign former 50-goal scorer Heatley

OC Register (ERIC STEPHENS) — The Ducks and veteran winger Dany Heatley agreed Wednesday on a one-year contract worth $1 million, taking a low-risk flier on a former All-Star sniper and two-time 50-goal scorer.Heatley, 33, had his best seasons with Ottawa and played against the...
  • 14 days ago
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Miller: Kings' Cup triumph was bittersweet for Ducks coach

OC Register (BY JEFF MILLER) — ANAHEIM – Here it is, almost the Fourth of July, and we could be purchasing fireworks from one of those TNT stands, fireworks like the “Pyropalooza,” which promises 10-foot bursts of scorching sparks complemented by crackling sounds.Could...
  • 21 days ago
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Ducks sign rugged blue-liner Stoner

OC Register (BY ERIC STEPHENS) — Teams were throwing money around the NHL at seemingly all varieties of free-agent defensemen Tuesday, and the Ducks sent out their own wheelbarrow full of cash toward one Clayton Stoner.Clayton Stoner? He’s been an unheralded — and perhaps...
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Ducks, Kings expect relatively quiet free agency opening

OC Register (BY RICH HAMMOND AND ERIC STEPHENS) — The Ducks made their big move on draft day. The Kings tidied up business shortly after their Stanley Cup parades. It should be a quiet July 1 for the local NHL teams, amid the continent-wide free-agency frenzy.Starting Tuesday at 9 a.m.,...
  • 23 days ago
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Ducks will don fresh look next season

OC Register (BY SCOTT ALBERT) — The last time the Anaheim Ducks changed uniforms – during the 2006-07 season – they won the Stanley Cup.They are hoping for similar results next season.The Ducks unveiled new jerseys Friday, a slightly different black jersey and a new white...
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Miller: Ducks make a necessary move in acquiring Kesler

OC Register (BY JEFF MILLER) — Ryan Kesler fought three times last season, this latest Ducks’ addition once labeled as “ornery” by Brian Burke.A long-time NHL executive, Burke knows ornery since, faced with an opening for a head coach, he twice has hired Randy Carlyle....
  • 26 days ago
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Ducks finally get their man in Canucks center Kesler

OC Register (By ERIC STEPHENS) — The Ducks badly wanted Ryan Kesler back in the first week of March. They finally got their man in the final week of June.Wanting to match up better against the rival Kings and other fellow Western Conference powers, Kesler was the playoff-tested...
  • 26 days ago
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Ducks chase big targets in NHL draft

OC Register (BY ERIC STEPHENS) — There is being on the clock when you’re on the draft floor and being on the clock before you actually get to it.The NHL Entry Draft begins today and concludes Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Ducks have as many as...
  • 27 days ago
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NHL draft: Drive separates De Leo

OC Register (BY CHRIS BAYEE) — He’s slow, he’s chunky, he’s – worst of all – short. He’s heard that over and over throughout his hockey career.So La Mirada’s Chase De Leo did something about the first two, and the 5-foot-10 center has positioned himself to be...
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Ducks' Murray named NHL's GM of the year; Crosby is MVP

OC Register Ducks general manager Bob Murray was voted the NHL’s general manager of the year after building the Ducks into the two-time Pacific Division champions and the Western Conference’s top regular-season team.Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby...
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Ducks have need, means to pull off big acquisition

OC Register (BY ERIC STEPHENS) — The conditions might never be more ripe for a trade to land the critical big piece. Now it is up to the Ducks to pull it off.Fifty-four wins and 116 points set franchise standards but all the Ducks were left with were memories of an awful Game 7...
  • 30 days ago
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Three Ducks, including Koivu, will not be back

OC Register (BY ERIC STEPHENS) — The futures of Saku Koivu, Jonas Hiller and Daniel Winnik with the Ducks were cloudy in the best sense. The picture is now quite clear.None of them will return.Ducks general manager Bob Murray confirmed Thursday he won't offer contracts to Koivu,...
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Ducks cut ties with Koivu and Hiller, drop Winnik

OC Register (ERIC STEPHENS) — The futures of Saku Koivu, Jonas Hiller and Daniel Winnik with the Ducks were cloudy in the best sense. The picture is now quite clear.None of them will return.Ducks general manager Bob Murray confirmed Thursday that he won't offer contracts to...
  • 34 days ago
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