Looking at hockey's past has become a regular activity for fans in the midst of a lockout which is starting to look like it will cost at least half a season's worth of the game we love. With the Anaheim Ducks on the sidelines with the rest of the league, it's a good time to take a look at their young lifespan and rank the 10 most memorable moments in franchise history.
The Ducks' timeline can broadly be broken up into two segments: The first being the era before the 2004-2005 lockout and the second being the years that followed. An oversimplification of both time frames essentially shows that the Ducks were far more successful in the post-lockout era than they were during the pre-lockout years dating back to their inaugural season.
During those pre-2005 years, The Ducks missed the playoffs their first three seasons and made a nasty habit of getting dumped by the Detroit Red Wings when they did make the playoffs. Their first Stanley Cup didn't come until after the lockout in 2006-2007.
However, a close look at the Ducks' history shows us that there were plenty of memorable moments prior to the 2006-2007 season and even prior to 2005. The list I've compiled is certainly subject to opinion, though I've tried to make my selection not just on the emotional caliber of the events themselves but on the lasting impact it has had on the direction of franchise.
These are the 10 most memorable moments in Ducks hockey history.