Rakell’s Scoring Woes: Slump or Something Bigger?

Rickard Rakell was always projected to be good, but not necessarily great. Before being selected 30th overall, the young Swedish forward was seen as dependable, with strong hands. He was frequently overshadowed by countryman Gabriel Landeskog, who was drafted 28 spots ahead of him in the same year, 2011. Rakell was drafted as a center and most […]

Ducks Have Future Core With Maple Leafs Help

Good relationships can be hard to find in the NHL, but the Anaheim Ducks have struck gold with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite the fact that they couldn’t be any further apart geographically, the two teams have developed a warm relationship, warm enough to make 15 trades since 2010. While the Leafs have benefited, acquiring […]

Ducks Set to Battle Sharks in Round One

It’s been a roller-coaster journey, but the Anaheim Ducks managed to qualify for the postseason for the sixth consecutive year. They will even have home-ice advantage in the first round after that notion seemed like a pipe dream for the majority of the season, which saw an injury-ravaged team flirting with the possibility of missing […]