1. Ducks-Sharks: Is It All Just "Puck Luck"?

    Although it's reasonable to scream "fair-weather writer!" at me—since I haven't published an article since January—I figured I should contribute some playoff observations now that the Ducks have quacked their way into the NHL spotlight...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about over 5 years ago 305 reads 17 comments

  2. Counterpoint: NHL All-Star Voting is No Laughing Matter

    Having stumbled upon another article about the NHL's all-star voting, you might be wondering how many words will pass before the word "joke" is mentioned. In this case, the answer is 22...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about almost 6 years ago 264 reads 11 comments

  3. Anaheim Ducks New Year's Resolutions

    The above photograph is a great illustration of the Anaheim Ducks' season up to this point. Through 40 games, the Ducks have been shoved aside by weak opposition, and it's truly a miracle that they're still clinging to a playoff spot...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about almost 6 years ago 348 reads 0 comments

  4. With Teemu Selanne Injured, What Adjustments Will the Anaheim Ducks Make?

    While Teemu Selänne nurses a nasty injury inflicted by his own skate blade, Anaheim Ducks fans are collectively scratching their heads in anticipation of seeing the team's new line combinations...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about almost 6 years ago 198 reads 5 comments

  5. Is Chemistry Important on an NHL Line?

    I hear it from fans every time an NHL coach wants to reshuffle his lines."Don't split those guys up, they have great chemistry!""If we put him there, it will ruin the line's chemistry...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about almost 6 years ago 329 reads 2 comments

  6. Anaheim Ducks Weekly Recap: Blessings and Curses

    We open this week's review with a paradox: The Anaheim Ducks may finally be settling down now that they have a new general manager and two new players. The team only played two games this week, so this review will mainly cover the week's news items...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about almost 6 years ago 178 reads 3 comments

  7. Brian Burke and the Anaheim Ducks: Departure and Legacy

    Sometimes it's astonishing how quickly situations change. A year and a half ago, the Anaheim Ducks were sitting high and mighty. The team was poised for a promising future with a roster and organization that seemed likely to stay intact...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about almost 6 years ago 769 reads 0 comments

  8. Anaheim Ducks Weekly Recap: Stars and Panthers Derail Winning Streak

    The Anaheim Ducks put together an impressive winning streak last week, but it ended this weekend. Losses to the Stars and Panthers have left the Ducks frozen at fourth in the Western ...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about almost 6 years ago 228 reads 0 comments

  9. Anaheim Ducks Weekly Recap: Getting Back on Track

    The Anaheim Ducks have finally started to win some games after underachieving for the first two weeks of the season...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about almost 6 years ago 116 reads 5 comments

  10. Ducks-Red Wings: Anaheim Wins Fifth Straight Game

    The Anaheim Ducks have won five games in a row. Their play has been solid lately, and last night they were rewarded with an overtime victory over the best team in the NHL. The Ducks are finally getting contributions from their scoring lines...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about 6 years ago 292 reads 4 comments

  11. Bret Hedican Signs One-Year Deal; Anaheim Ducks Preparing for Major Overhaul?

    Another ex-Canuck has joined the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks have signed defenseman Bret Hedican to a one-year contract. Financial terms have not been officially disclosed, but the salary is said to be worth around $850,000...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about 6 years ago 675 reads 6 comments

  12. Ken Klee Placed On Waivers By Anaheim Ducks

    The Anaheim Ducks have placed Ken Klee on waivers as of 9:00 a.m. (PST) this morning. If Klee is not claimed by 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, the Ducks will reassign him to their AHL affiliate in Iowa...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about 6 years ago 211 reads 2 comments

  13. Ducks-Hurricanes Preview: Anaheim Needs Scoring Lines to Contribute

    Last season, the Anaheim Ducks relied too heavily on Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry to provide scoring. This season, they are the only two players who can't seem to find the back of the net...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about 6 years ago 419 reads 0 comments

  14. Anaheim Ducks Should Forget Travis Moen, Revive Rob Niedermayer

    Steve Reinprecht stared at the puck, chuckling at the opportunity that was handed to him. He flipped a pass over to Mikkel Boedker, who stared directly into J.S. Giguere's eyes as the puck crossed the line...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about 6 years ago 568 reads 8 comments

  15. Brian Burke: A Man Obsessed with Checking-Line Forwards

    Last week, the Anaheim Ducks sent Bobby Ryan down to their AHL affiliate in Iowa. Ryan, who is affectionately known as "the guy drafted right after Crosby," has only appeared in 23 NHL games...

    Bobby Russell Written by Bobby Russell about 6 years ago 642 reads 11 comments