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Anaheim Ducks Have Selected Hampus Lindholm With the No. 6 Selection


With the No. 6 overall selection in the 2012 NHL Draft, the Anaheim Ducks have selected Hampus Lindholm.

Lindholm (18 years old) is a 6'3, 196 pound defenseman out of the Swedish Elite League. Having played the 2012 season with Rogle Jr., Lindholm recorded 17 points (5 goals, 12 assists) in 28 games.

Although he might not be a major offensive threat, Lindholm's skating makes him a dangerous weapon in all three zones of the ice.

He has the ability to make it back to his own zone while quickly jumping free and starting the rush.

Most importantly, Lindholm possesses an overwhelming amount of hockey sense, allowing him to adjust to the play under a...

Target Acquired: Bobby Ryan

Bob McKenzie of TSN has reported via Twitter that "Bobby Ryan is 'available' again." Acquiring Ryan would immediately strengthen Detroit's offensive core and bring the size necessary to compete in the contemporary NHL.

Wings Preseason Lines Show Depth

The Detroit Red Wings announced their first two preseason game lineups today, and the depth of the Red Wings is apparent because both lineups -- which are totally different -- are capable of competing in the regular season:

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Jiri Hudler-Pavel Datsyuk-Danny Cleary
Fabian Brunn...

Anaheim Ducks 2011-2012 Preview


A few months after an impressive season (47-30-5) but a disappointing postseason, the Anaheim Ducks are poised to make another run at the Stanley Cup in the 2011-2012 season. With talent such as captain Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Bobby Ryan up front, defensive strength such as young Cam Fowler on the blue line, and strong goaltender Jonas Hiller back in net, the Ducks are a well-balanced team who don’t seem to have many obstacles between themselves and the ultimate goal. This article will take a look at the five main reasons why the Ducks will more than likely be playoff contenders at the end of the 2011-2012 season.

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We're All Islanders: Reasons For Voting Yes

I originally lived in Brooklyn, NY, which for those of you outside of New York is not very far from New York City, Madison Square Garden and the New York Rangers. I lived in Brooklyn as a kid for most of the 90's but couldn't tell you a damn thing about hockey. My closest friend and his father were die hard Rangers fans so every now and then I used to see a game on TV, especially when they were in the playoffs. But still, I couldn't say I knew much. Only when I went to my friends house would I pick up a plastic stick and fool around with a ball in his driveway, but other than that, the game of hockey was a complete unknown.

I moved to Long Island with my family in 1996. ...

After Rough Finish, Caps Not in a Free Agent Frenzy

By Scott Lowe

A wise man who happened to be a former boss of mine and a baseball hall of famer once provided me with a nugget of business and life advice that has served me well over the years (although I’m not always successful with the execution; kind of like the Capitals’ and their defensive system): Try to take the emotion out of everything you do.

At least attempting to follow that advice over the years has served me pretty well. I’m an extremely competitive person, so I’ve learned that when I’m embroiled in emotionally charged situations, a period of cooling off and analysis usually serves me well instead of a knee-jerk response. Over the ye...

Captain Getzlaf's First Year

On October 13th, 2010, the Anaheim Ducks announced that Ryan Getzlaf had been named Captain, replacing the great Scott Neidermayer, who had announced his retirement that past June. Getzlaf had 19 goals and 50 assists in 66 games during the 2009-2010 season, and a total of 107 goals and 232 assists in 363 games during his five seasons as a Duck. In his first season as captain, Getzlaf led his team to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but the Ducks ultimately fell short in their efforts and were eliminated in the first round. The tough way to end things aside, Getzlaf had himself a great season -- save for the injury he suffered back in December. Let’s take a look back on his first year weari...

Ducks-Predators face off in round 1--Oh Boy!

I feel like Jay-Z said it best on his hit single "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)": It's. About. To Go. Down! Yes, those words perfectly describe my excitement for the playoffs, more specifically the series between the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks. As I mentioned in my previous TCL post, the Ducks are a force to be reckoned with. With great offense, positive momentum and playoff experience (including a Stanley Cup win in 2007), Anaheim is a very serious contender this year. Don't let the hype fool you. though. Nashville is not a bad team by any stretch. True, they don't score as many goals. In fact, the Predators' lead scorer, Sergei Kostitsyn, has 23 goals on the seas...

Ducks rise from the pond and take 4th

When the season started the Ducks opened 0-3 and were outscored 1-13. It was very hard to not want to poke sharp objects into my eyes. Everyone, including me, wanted to kill Bob Murray for not doing anything about the Ducks defense. In the end he ended up looking like a genius. The Ducks were in 8th for most of the end of season but in capturing the 4th seed, The Ducks are really where this talented team should be. The team boasts three players in the top 13 in scoring, the only team in the league with three, the top goal scorer and the top scoring defenseman. The Ducks are so loaded that ageless wonder and future hall of famer Teemu Selanne can't crack the top line. No team would want...

The Anaheim Way

With the playoffs around the corner, most NHL fans have already placed their bets on who will be making it out of each conference. In the West, Vancouver handedly took the top spot, along with winning the President's Trophy for the season. Right behind them in the rankings are San Jose and Detroit, with a single point making all the difference. And closing out the top 4 is Los Angeles, who have managed to stay strong, even with the losses of Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. With 4 teams gaining entry into the post-season, two questions remain. 1. What 4 teams will make the final cut? That's easy: Nashville, Phoenix, Anaheim and Chicago AND... 2. What teams will make the...