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Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (61) / 4/19/1956
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200

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The Anaheim Ducks aren't putting a lot of stock in the fact that they won the division or their superior seed to their first round opponent, the Calgary Flames.
"Especially the playoffs," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "How many times have you seen a lower seed take out a top seed? Numerous. It happens all the time." There might be some gamesmanship in Carlyle's words as it's common for teams to build their opponent up prior to a series, but the Ducks certainly do have a lot to prove. This is the fifth season in a row that they've won their division, but in many of those previous years they didn't enjoy a lot of success in the playoffs, with the notable exception being in 2015 when they reached the Western Conference Final. Thus they know all too well that regular season success doesn't always lead to deep playoff runs. Apr 11 - 8:51 AM

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The Anaheim Ducks are struggling on the power play with only four goals in their last 63 opportunities.

The drought continued on Friday when the Ducks were unable to score on three chances. They currently have not scored in their last 15 attempts as well and that has to concern coach Randy Carlyle. "We’re in a kind of a dark area with the power play right now," Carlyle said. "The one encouraging point from a coaching staff is that we have been directing and getting pucks to the net and creating more with a shooting mentality. We have to continue to shoot it." That makes sense. They should shoot the puck more.
Mar 26 - 6:21 AM

Randy Carlyle earned his 400th career victory on Sunday.

Carlyle became the 36th coach to ever reach that milestone. The bulk of those wins - 309 of them - have come while serving as the Ducks' bench boss during his two stints with the team. "I didn’t really recognize it until the other night," Carlyle said. "It’s always nice but it’s a team accomplishment. I’m just very fortunate to be able to work that long in the league and to have coached some great players and good teams along the way."
Mar 14 - 8:01 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have now gone nine games without scoring on the power play.

A problem is that the Ducks have had two or less chances in six of the nine games. "If we continually accept being on the outside, we’re not going to draw as many penalties," Carlyle said. "That’s one of the issues for us. We’ve got to get inside and get into that battle area. Play more inside the critical area in the offensive zone."
Mar 6 - 6:50 AM

Ducks GM Bob Murray might be done making moves after acquiring Patrick Eaves on Friday.

The Ducks could afford to part ways with a young defenseman to further bolster their offense if they wanted to, but that doesn't mean that they will at this time. "I don’t feel I have to make another move, first of all," Murray said. "Yes, we have depth on defense. We have good young defensemen coming. I don’t have to do anything at this point in time with my defense. I don’t have to do a thing. I may have to address some situations at the expansion draft time (in June), but we’ll know more at that point in time." Anaheim is competing for the Pacific Division title with its 32-20-10 record. San Jose currently has a three-point lead in that battle and has played in two fewer games.
Feb 25 - 4:13 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are second in the league in minor penalties.

Anaheim has accumulated 213 minors, which puts the Ducks behind just the Calgary Flames' 236. The silver lining is that the Ducks also have the fifth best penalty killing percentage at 84.3, but this is still an area they'll want to address. "Obviously there’s long (line) changes and discipline, which have been two issues that we’ve raised and talked to," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "And we will continue because we can’t afford to have stretches in games and more specifically on the road and have success."
Feb 7 - 4:09 AM

Monday's game was Randy Carlyle's 300th win the Ducks franchise.

Of course, Carlyle hasn't done that over one stint with the team. He first became the Ducks' bench boss back in 2005, but was fired during the 2011-12 campaign. From there he spent parts of four seasons with the Maple Leafs. Anaheim hired him again over the summer. His total record with Anaheim is 300-196-70.
Jan 24 - 9:45 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have gone five straight games without a power-play goal.

This is a new problem for the Ducks as they have been very effective with the man advantage this season. Even taking their recent drought into consideration, the Ducks rank fifth with a 22.2% conversion rate. Still, it's something Anaheim needs to address sooner rather than later as the power play has been a big part of the squad's offense. In terms of five-on-five play, the Ducks are a middle of the road team with 71 goals in 42 games.
Jan 10 - 4:06 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are 0-7 in overtime this season.

That's not including shootouts where the Ducks are 1-1. All those overtime losses are adding up to a lot of missed points for Anaheim. If they had claimed four of those seven overtime games then Anaheim would be leading the Pacific Division right now. "You’re going to look back at some point and say the points are really going to cost you," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "They don’t cost you right now because (we got) three out of four points on the road. It’s been a big month for us, from a standpoint of lots of road games. Yes, the overtime is a real big downer. But we can’t dwell on that right now. We’re going to continue to try to find ways to change that. Obviously that’s our job as a coaching staff."
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:03:00 AM

Randy Carlyle will return to the Air Canada Centre for the first time since he was fired as the Maple Leafs coach on January 6, 2015.

Carlyle was hired over the summer by Anaheim and we are sure he marked this game down in his calendar when the schedule came out. "I’d be a fool to say it wouldn’t mean something special," Carlyle said. "But the bottom line is it’s what the Anaheim Ducks need. It’s not what Randy Carlyle needs. Team in front of individuals is always going to be. Is it sweeter? Yeah, it’s sweeter but it’s not the focal point in my preparation of our team. It’s what our team needs that’s most important." It should be a good one.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 07:59:00 AM

The Anaheim Ducks hired Sudarshan Maharaj to be their new goalie coach.

Maharaj replaces Dwayne Roloson, who stepped down from the organization earlier this off-season. Maharaj was hired by the Ducks in 2013-14 as a consultant for their AHL affiliate. He also spent eight years as a goalie coach and goalie consultant with the New York Islanders. The team also announced that Jean-Francois Labbe will serve as the goalie coach in AHL San Diego.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 04:54:00 PM

The Anaheim Ducks were the only team not to do anything during free agent frenzy Friday.

The Ducks failed to ink one player or even re-sign their RFAs. There are still plenty of players on the market so perhaps the Ducks are looking for bargains. They currently are $15.6 million under the cap but need some to re-sign Rickard Rakell and Hampus Lindholm and they will not max out to the cap. Stay tuned as the Ducks currently have fallen behind many teams in the Western Conference.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 06:30:00 AM

The Anaheim Ducks went after forwards during the draft after picking defensemen the last few years.

The Ducks thought that there was a lack of depth up front and while their philosophy is to take the best player available, they certainly tried to add to their forward group. "Our depth at the forward prospects is not as strong as it is on defense," director of amateur scouting Martin Madden said. "Last year, a few defensemen fell to us and we just could not pass on them. This year, at almost every pick, we felt there was more value with the forward group." The Ducks had two first round picks and selected Max Jones and Sam Steel, both forwards.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 06:42:00 AM

Recently appointed Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle is leaning towards retaining Paul MacLean and Trent Yawney has his assistants.

With MacLean and Yawney's help, the Ducks led the NHL on both the power play and penalty kill in 2015-16. "Am I going to make a change with two people that had that kind of success in the previous year, and their good hockey men and they’re good people and they work hard," Carlyle said. "That’s the way I evaluate people on what they do and how they present themselves day in day out." The future of the Ducks' third assistant, Rich Preston, is less clear.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 08:00:00 AM

Randy Carlyle has officially been named the new head coach of the Anaheim Ducks.

Carlyle has the most wins (273) and most games coached (516) in Ducks history. He also won the Stanley Cup as the bench boss of Anaheim in 2007. "A proven winner and motivator, Randy has expertly managed the bench throughout his coaching career," said Ducks GM Bob Murray. "Our expectations are extremely high, and I believe Randy is the coach who can lead us to playoff success and our ultimate goal, the Stanley Cup." Carlyle added that he is happy to be back with the organization and he believes this team "can win immediately."
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 12:25:00 PM

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C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Logan Shaw
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Ryan Garbutt
5Chris Wagner
6Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Brandon Montour
7Clayton Stoner
8Korbinian Holzer
9Josh Manson
10Shea Theodore
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier