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February 27, 2009 | Helene Elliott
Determined to revive their deteriorating defense with an infusion of puck-moving skills, the Ducks on Thursday acquired Ryan Whitney from the Pittsburgh Penguins at the steep cost of gritty left wing Chris Kunitz and power-forward prospect Eric Tangradi. Although Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said the move was not a prelude to trading away veteran Chris Pronger, it clearly gave him that option.
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March 4, 2010 | By Helene Elliott and Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writers
Operating from an unusual position of strength before Wednesday's trade deadline, the Kings acquired secondary forwards Jeff Halpern from Tampa Bay and Fredrik Modin from Columbus to strengthen their hold on a playoff spot. The cost was modest: For Halpern they traded unproductive winger Teddy Purcell and a third-round draft pick, and they got Modin for a conditional pick in this year's draft. The Ducks, still chasing the top eight in the West, found much-needed reinforcements on defense.
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October 2, 2009 | Helene Elliott
1 The goaltending competition between Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Jonas Hiller will have a ripple effect. If Hiller prevails, the Ducks will have to ask Giguere to waive his no-trade clause because they can't take a $6-million salary cap hit this season and next for a backup. He could be attractive to teams whose goalies are hurt or struggling. 2 Their defense lost its meanness when they traded Chris Pronger and lost Francois Beauchemin to free agency. James Wisniewski can level people, but he can't be the only one. Luca Sbisa is an up-and-comer, but he's only 19 and has 39 games' NHL experience.
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February 22, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
When the NHL season resumes next week, there just might be some bragging done by the American Olympians in the Kings' and Ducks' locker rooms after Team USA's 5-3 victory over Canada on Sunday in their final preliminary game of the Olympic hockey tournament. The only Southern California player whose name turned up on the score sheet in a positive fashion was Bobby Ryan of the Ducks, who earned an assist on the Chris Drury goal that gave the Americans a 3-2 lead at 16:46 of the second period.
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February 15, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
Sitting before a crowd of reporters at a news conference Sunday, Brian Burke was his usual blustery self as he detailed why the U.S. men's hockey team, which opens play Tuesday against Switzerland, is an underdog here. But while speaking to a small group Burke, the general manager of Team USA, dropped his guard and acknowledged he had been shattered by the death of his youngest son, Brendan , in a car accident Feb. 5. Asked how he's handling his grief, a haggard-looking Burke tried to compose himself but couldn't keep his voice from cracking.
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March 4, 2010 | By Helene Elliott and Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writers
Operating from an unusual position of strength before Wednesday's trade deadline, the Kings acquired secondary forwards Jeff Halpern from Tampa Bay and Fredrik Modin from Columbus to strengthen their hold on a playoff spot. The cost was modest: For Halpern they traded unproductive winger Teddy Purcell and a third-round draft pick, and they got Modin for a conditional pick in this year's draft. The Ducks, still chasing the top eight in the West, found much-needed reinforcements on defense.
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February 22, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
When the NHL season resumes next week, there just might be some bragging done by the American Olympians in the Kings' and Ducks' locker rooms after Team USA's 5-3 victory over Canada on Sunday in their final preliminary game of the Olympic hockey tournament. The only Southern California player whose name turned up on the score sheet in a positive fashion was Bobby Ryan of the Ducks, who earned an assist on the Chris Drury goal that gave the Americans a 3-2 lead at 16:46 of the second period.
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November 22, 2009 | By Mark Medina
Optimistic and pessimistic feelings were present in the Ducks dressing room. It was optimistic because the Ducks played the San Jose Sharks, who entered Saturday's game with a league-leading 34 points, with an energy level that Anaheim Coach Randy Carlyle described as "high." It was pessimistic because the Ducks still lost, 3-2, at the Honda Center. "In our situation, we can't afford to make those mistakes because they seem to be going against us," Carlyle said. "We have to persevere."
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November 3, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT, ON THE NHL
Players roared and pumped their fists as the puck crossed the goal line, happily gathering at center ice to celebrate a hard-fought victory. Were the Pittsburgh Penguins reenacting the final moments of their Stanley Cup triumph last June? Hardly. The outburst was triggered by the outcome of a shootout drill Monday at Anaheim Ice. Clearly, Coach Dan Bylsma is having no difficulty motivating his players to maintain the drive and excellence that propelled them past the Detroit Red Wings in last spring's riveting finals.
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April 5, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Ryan Getzlaf insists he's not a hockey fan and isn't a student of the game. The Ducks' All-Star center doesn't need to be an expert in hockey history as long as he's making it -- and taking the Ducks along for an unexpected but intriguing ride. Getzlaf earned four assists Saturday to run his season total to a club-record 64 and power the Ducks to an impressive 5-2 victory over the league-leading Sharks at HP Pavilion.
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February 15, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
Sitting before a crowd of reporters at a news conference Sunday, Brian Burke was his usual blustery self as he detailed why the U.S. men's hockey team, which opens play Tuesday against Switzerland, is an underdog here. But while speaking to a small group Burke, the general manager of Team USA, dropped his guard and acknowledged he had been shattered by the death of his youngest son, Brendan , in a car accident Feb. 5. Asked how he's handling his grief, a haggard-looking Burke tried to compose himself but couldn't keep his voice from cracking.
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February 5, 2010 | By Robyn Norwood
Ducks defenseman Ryan Whitney was added to the U.S. Olympic team Thursday, giving the Ducks nine players on various Olympic teams -- more than any other NHL organization. One of the Ducks' representatives, Swiss defenseman Luca Sbisa , 20, is playing with a junior team this season, leaving the Ducks with eight NHL Olympians, a number matched by San Jose. Whitney and Tim Gleason of the Carolina Hurricanes were added to replace injured defensemen Paul Martin of the New Jersey Devils and Mike Komisarek of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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November 22, 2009 | By Mark Medina
Optimistic and pessimistic feelings were present in the Ducks dressing room. It was optimistic because the Ducks played the San Jose Sharks, who entered Saturday's game with a league-leading 34 points, with an energy level that Anaheim Coach Randy Carlyle described as "high." It was pessimistic because the Ducks still lost, 3-2, at the Honda Center. "In our situation, we can't afford to make those mistakes because they seem to be going against us," Carlyle said. "We have to persevere."
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November 3, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT, ON THE NHL
Players roared and pumped their fists as the puck crossed the goal line, happily gathering at center ice to celebrate a hard-fought victory. Were the Pittsburgh Penguins reenacting the final moments of their Stanley Cup triumph last June? Hardly. The outburst was triggered by the outcome of a shootout drill Monday at Anaheim Ice. Clearly, Coach Dan Bylsma is having no difficulty motivating his players to maintain the drive and excellence that propelled them past the Detroit Red Wings in last spring's riveting finals.
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October 2, 2009 | Helene Elliott
1 The goaltending competition between Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Jonas Hiller will have a ripple effect. If Hiller prevails, the Ducks will have to ask Giguere to waive his no-trade clause because they can't take a $6-million salary cap hit this season and next for a backup. He could be attractive to teams whose goalies are hurt or struggling. 2 Their defense lost its meanness when they traded Chris Pronger and lost Francois Beauchemin to free agency. James Wisniewski can level people, but he can't be the only one. Luca Sbisa is an up-and-comer, but he's only 19 and has 39 games' NHL experience.
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April 5, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Ryan Getzlaf insists he's not a hockey fan and isn't a student of the game. The Ducks' All-Star center doesn't need to be an expert in hockey history as long as he's making it -- and taking the Ducks along for an unexpected but intriguing ride. Getzlaf earned four assists Saturday to run his season total to a club-record 64 and power the Ducks to an impressive 5-2 victory over the league-leading Sharks at HP Pavilion.
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February 5, 2010 | By Robyn Norwood
Ducks defenseman Ryan Whitney was added to the U.S. Olympic team Thursday, giving the Ducks nine players on various Olympic teams -- more than any other NHL organization. One of the Ducks' representatives, Swiss defenseman Luca Sbisa , 20, is playing with a junior team this season, leaving the Ducks with eight NHL Olympians, a number matched by San Jose. Whitney and Tim Gleason of the Carolina Hurricanes were added to replace injured defensemen Paul Martin of the New Jersey Devils and Mike Komisarek of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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January 6, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Matt Cooke scored 84 seconds into overtime Friday night to lift the Vancouver Canucks to their season-high sixth consecutive victory, 3-2 over the Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver, Canada. Cooke, who has three goals in five games after netting only one in the previous 37, beat Dwayne Roloson with a one-timer. Vancouver is 7-0 in overtime. Edmonton is 1-3. The Oilers outshot the Canucks, 28-24.
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February 27, 2009 | Helene Elliott
Determined to revive their deteriorating defense with an infusion of puck-moving skills, the Ducks on Thursday acquired Ryan Whitney from the Pittsburgh Penguins at the steep cost of gritty left wing Chris Kunitz and power-forward prospect Eric Tangradi. Although Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said the move was not a prelude to trading away veteran Chris Pronger, it clearly gave him that option.
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