June 1, 2003 |
Desperate Mighty Duck fans were waving their giveaway towels in a furious fashion early and often Saturday night, imploring their team to turn its fortunes in the Stanley Cup finals while transforming the Pond into a swirling sea of white. Except for one seat -- in section 206, Row R. Dalia Gomez stood defiantly and pulled out her own rally rag, a red number emblazoned with the New Jersey logo, and went to work when her son, Devil center Scott Gomez, took the ice.
May 13, 2003 |
The Mighty Ducks may have found their power play ... hiding among their penalty killers. The Minnesota Wild was left looking for new weapons ... after the verbal stinger it tossed at goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, contending his pads were illegal, was no more effective than any of its shots. The Ducks won by more than one goal for the first time in the playoffs ... inching closer to their first Stanley Cup final.
February 22, 1997 |
The Mighty Ducks have been trying to earn a playoff spot with a defense that isn't quite major league, so General Manager Jack Ferreira moved to shore it up Friday by acquiring veteran defenseman J.J. Daigneault from Pittsburgh for winger Garry Valk. The Ducks have played with only two veteran defensemen and as many as three rookies after recent injuries to Dave Karpa and Ken Baumgartner--and their defense was shallow to begin with.
April 15, 1995 |
Tom Kurvers has worn the uniforms of seven NHL teams, but now he spends most game nights in different attire--a coat and tie. He has played in only two games in the past month, and Mighty Duck Coach Ron Wilson has scratched the defenseman from the lineup 10 times in the last 11 games. After nearly 11 seasons in the NHL, Kurvers, 32, is out of the picture with the Ducks.
December 11, 2003 |
The deal is done. Only it isn't. The Mighty Ducks have agreed to the terms of a trade that would bring Edmonton forward Mike Comrie to Anaheim. Duck General Manager Bryan Murray has worked out a contract with the unsigned Comrie. Yet Comrie is not a Duck. As a condition of the trade, Edmonton General Manager Kevin Lowe added a demand of $2.5 million, to be paid by Comrie, a source familiar with the negotiations said.
June 16, 2006 |
Fans attended NHL games in record numbers this season after many teams cut ticket prices in the wake of the lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season. Now it appears many of those fans will pay more for such loyalty. Flush with the knowledge that their sport wasn't abandoned, some teams -- including the Mighty Ducks -- are seeking to recoup some of the revenue lost to the lockout by raising ticket prices or with other fee hikes.
October 6, 1993 |
The Mighty Ducks' opening-night extravaganza Friday at the Anaheim Arena is going to be just that--extravagant. With a price tag sources say is higher than $450,000--more expensive than the halftime shows at many New Year's Day bowl games--the 15-minute Disney theatrical production will be punctuated by dazzling indoor fireworks, a flying entrance by the team's new mascot and a grand finale with 100 costumed and uniformed skaters on the ice.
May 8, 2003 |
The city was a joke long before it was fitted with mouse ears, getting its first national call-out in a skit on Jack Benny's old radio show, featuring a Union Station conductor announcing the departure of a train headed for the hinterlands of "Anaheim, Azusa and Cuc-a-monga!" That had them rolling in the aisles back in 1945, 10 years before Goofy came to town and 50 before Georgia left.