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Author: Chance Kosinski

Anaheim Ducks Third Line: Blessing Or Too Little Too Late?

Is the Anaheim Ducks third line going to be the blessing the team needs to make it into the postseason or is it too little too late? Anaheim Ducks Third Line: Blessing Or Curse The Ducks third line has been carrying the team the past few games. Wingers Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie and centerman Adam Henrique have combined for 17 points in the last six games. Those points include all three in the victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night and the game-tying goal and shootout winner in Minnesota. Ondrej Kase Ondrej Kase is having a breakthrough season....

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Calgary Flames Extend Mikael Backlund For Six Years

The Calgary Flames announced that they have signed pending unrestricted free agent forward Mikael Backlund to a six-year contract extension worth $32.1 million. This breaks down to an AAV or cap hit of $5.35 million per season. The contract begins next year and carries him through the end of the 2023-2024 season. .@CortexBusiness Transaction Alert: The #Flames have signed @mbacklund11 to a six-year extension! — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 17, 2018 Mikael Backlund Signs Extension With Calgary Flames Backlund has ten goals and 34 points in 58 games with the Flames this season. He also has a 55.2%...

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Jaromir Jagr: A Story to Tell

VANCOUVER, BC – OCTOBER 14: Calgary Flames Right Wing Jaromir Jagr (68) watches the play during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on October 14, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Calgary won 5-2. (Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Jaromir Jagr announced his departure from the Calgary Flames and the NHL to return to the Czech Republic and play for the HC Kladno this week. It’s not the departure from the NHL he was hoping for, nor the fans who have watched him since 1990. 28 years, 24 seasons, 22 individual awards, 21 NHL records,...

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Inconsistency In The NHL Department Of Player Safety Is Nothing New

NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 18: Andrew Cogliano #7 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Ducks 5-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Inconsistency in the Department of Player Safety is nothing new. In the job that no one wants it seems at times that the department, headed by former enforcer Geroge Parros, shows favoritism. At other times they seem to hit the nail right on the head. For instance, Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano was handed a 2 game suspension...

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New Jersey Devils Marcus Johansson Sidelined due to Concussion

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 23: New Jersey Devils winger Marcus Johansson (90) looks to pass as he gains the blue line during a game between the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils on January 23, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The New Jersey Devils announced that left wing Marcus Johansson is sidelined for at least a week with a head injury. He has been placed on injured reserve. New Jersey has placed F Marcus Johansson (concussion, suffered 1/23 at Boston) on...

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Rickard Rakell’s first trip to the NHL All-Star Game

NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 21: Rickard Rakell #67 of the Anaheim Ducks skates with the puck against the Nashville Predators during a NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on April 21, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/NHL/Getty Images) This weekend is the NHL’s annual All-Star Weekend. For Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell it is also his first trip to the All-Star game. Rakell had a breakthrough season in 2015-16 and hasn’t looked back since. The Ducks drafted Rakell in the first round of the 2011 NHL Draft, 30th overall. Its taken some time to develop, but Rakell earned his spot as...

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