March 8, 2001 |
There would be no final cheers for Guy Hebert from thousands of fans Wednesday at the Arrowhead Pond. No final salute to the crowd with his stick raised high in thanks. Certainly no parade at Disneyland. Hebert arrived at the Pond about noon as the newest member of the New York Rangers. He had only a few minutes to collect his gear, shake a few hands and say a bittersweet goodbye to the franchise he helped start.
December 24, 1999 |
Goaltender Guy Hebert did not practice Thursday, but instead had treatments for the neck spasms that forced him from the Ducks' 8-2 loss Wednesday to the Phoenix Coyotes. Hebert hasn't ruled out playing in Sunday's game against the Sharks at San Jose. But the Ducks are taking no chances and recalled goaltender Gregg Naumenko from Cincinnati of the American Hockey League.
December 8, 1999 |
Blame it on T.K. After all, he's the role model for his five children. Naturally, it would be his fault. T.K., short for Tetsuhiko Kariya, played rugby at the University of British Columbia, for club teams and for Canada in international competitions. It's difficult to imagine him not getting crunched by bigger players in the often violent scrums. As a young man, T.K. was fast and shrewd and, well, nobody really could catch him.
February 22, 2004 |
The remolding of the Mighty Ducks -- or is that retrofitting? -- continued Saturday as they acquired offensive-minded defenseman Martin Skoula from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for steady defenseman Kurt Sauer. Also included in the deal is the Ducks' fourth-round choice in the 2005 NHL entry draft. The Ducks were looking for more offensive punch from the blue line, someone (other than the injured Sandis Ozolinsh) with the puck-movement skills to get it ahead to their forwards.
January 22, 1995 |
Mighty Duck defenseman Don McSween's season is probably over after he was severely cut on his right wrist by a skate blade in a bloody incident Saturday night during the Ducks' 4-3 victory over Winnipeg. McSween has lacerated tendons and appeared to have also cut his ulnar nerve and was to undergo surgery Saturday night at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center, said Chris Bourdon, the emergency room physician who treated him.
January 31, 2000 |
Coach Craig Hartsburg gave the Ducks a day off from practice Sunday to watch the Super Bowl, a reward for their 7-1 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Penguins. There was a catch, however. He expects the Ducks to continue their razor-sharp concentration tonight against the Boston Bruins, the second game on a four-game trip. "We don't have the luxury of sitting back and enjoying a big win at this point," Hartsburg said. "We've got lots of big games left."
December 10, 1993 |
I am making an appeal today to my brothers and sisters in journalism. It isn't much to ask. It has to do with restraint. It has to do with humor. It has to do with running a stale joke into the ground. It has to do with Ducks. Please, on behalf of our reading and listening public, I am asking for an immediate halt to all unfunny lines that have to do with Ducks, Mighty Ducks, Mighty this, Mighty that, Duck this and Duck that.
March 16, 2000 |
The hitting was ferocious along the boards and in open ice. The goaltending was superb from start to finish. The scoring chances were a bit one-sided, but the goals were dead even after 65 minutes of frantic, playoff-like hockey Wednesday at the Arrowhead Pond. Even the crowd was good for a change. A sellout of 17,174 watched the speedy Mighty Ducks wheel and deal, but fail to shed the patient, persistent Kings in a 2-2 tie. So, which team is going to the Stanley Cup playoffs?
November 14, 1995 |
Steve Rucchin steamed toward the net with the puck, then seemed to be skating uphill and a potential scoring chance went south. Patrik Carnback had an open net, but couldn't have missed by more if he tried. Oleg Tverdovsky nailed the right post. Pucks dribbled off sticks and missed intended targets. Rebounds bounced free but were left to be collected by the opposition. The Mighty Ducks' 4-2 loss to the Kings Monday at The Pond was one to file away and forget.
January 2, 1994 |
They wear some of the ugliest uniforms ever seen outside the Hot Dog On A Stick stand at your local mall--an unsightly, unholy union between a California Raisin and a pair of Donald Duck pajamas. They have a team name that makes grown men blush, a team name that was borrowed from a patently unoriginal kids movie that should have been subtitled, "The Bad News Bears Go Skating." They exist, first and foremost, as a marketing tool for the Walt Disney Co.