Penner working on new nickname, Ducks still best team in the NHL

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Coming out of the Ducks 6-2 thumping of the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Friday night, there’s much to digest.
Team captain Ryan Getzlaf started things off in the first period, recording his first career hat-trick. It was also only the second time in Ducks history that a player scored three goals in the opening period (last: Teemu […]

Ducks pass a test, as Lindolm scores and Penner leads NHL

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After a grueling road trip, the Anaheim Ducks returned home on Wednesday night and picked up right where they left off. With a 5-2 thumping of the Phoenix Coyotes, Bruce Boudreau’s club now sports a 13-3-1 record, producing a league-best 27 points.
The game had all the chatter of a playoff match-up coming in, with […]

Video explanation – Garubtt gets five game suspension for hit on Penner

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Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garubtt has been given a five game suspension for his hit on Dustin Penner. NHL Director of Player Safety, Brendan Shanahan, explains further…

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Fallout continues from the hit on Dustin Penner

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While Government employees have returned to work in the U.S. and are slowly ramping back up, things over at the NHL’s Department of Player Safety continue to operate at full speed. Already with a busy docket this week – as they’re scheduled to debate hits by Patrick Kaleta, Cody McLeod and Michael Grabner – now, […]

The Coaches: Ducks’ Bruce Boudreau vs Flames’ Bob Hartley

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Coming off a season that couldn’t have looked much different for two teams playing in the same league, early indicators are things could be different for the Ducks and Flames this time around. A year ago, Bruce Boudreau’s Anaheim club claimed the Pacific Division title and re-signed their captain to an eight-year contract. Meanwhile in […]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio – with Penner and Ryan

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Dustin Penner and Bobby Ryan guest on West Coast Bias.
Week three of the newest show on NHL Network Radio is on the air! Jonathan Davis and I are back with the latest edition of West Coast Bias, where we were joined by Dustin Penner of the Anaheim Ducks, Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators, a […]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – Rangers at Kings preview

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Earlier today I joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we took a look at several storylines heading into the Kings’ home opener against the visiting New […]

West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – our debut show

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Luc Robitaille, Bruce Boudreau, Doug Wilson and more guest on West Coast Bias.
Our brand new show is on the air! West Coast Bias debuted on NHL Network Radio over the weekend and featured a slew of guests from around the Pacific Division. Along with my co-host, Jonathan Davis, we caught up with LA […]

Doughty and Penner bring the jokes to outdoor game presser

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Upon entering Dodger Stadium for Thursday’s press conference to discuss the Kings-Ducks outdoor game, it was hard not to immediately think of Drew Doughty talking about the idea last spring.
“I don’t understand how that would work,” said the Kings top defenseman earlier this year.
And just like he often did on the ice, teammate Rob Scuderi […]

Ducks coach not high on Penner at the moment

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Raw quotes from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau following Monday’s on-ice action at training camp in Anaheim…
On if any concerns he had a few weeks ago have been alleviated now that camp is winding down:
“The biggest concern is that I’d like to see us all play together before the season starts. The great thing for me about having […]