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Welcome to the "Locked On Ducks Podcast," your daily stop for Orange County's favorite hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks. Hosted by Jason "J.D." Hernandez, we enter a new era of Ducks hockey as Dallas Eakins enters the fray as the new head coach. Gain some insight into your Ducks with special guests, a weekly look into their minor league team, the San Diego Gulls, and much more while enjoying that beautiful SoCal weather. Locked On Ducks is part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

Mathematically Eliminated... Again. What Now?
For the 5th consecutive season, the Anaheim Ducks will not take part in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The last 4 years have been under the watch of head coach, Dallas Eakins. How did we get here, and where do we go now? JD Hernandez tries to make sense of what has happened with this team, and where the blame should go. Also, what needs to happen for the Ducks to get back to their once-winning ways?
24 min
Fun Hockey Took Place As Ducks Mathematically E...
In the latest "Battle For Bedard," the Anaheim Ducks were victorious over the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets. This game officially put Columbus out of contention, but JD Hernandez finds the immense amount of fun for Ducks fans in this game. Troy Terry continues to dazzle, Trevor Zegras gets the easiest goal of his young career... and Max Jones celebrates like nobody is watching!
23 min
The Gulls Have FINALLY Won 4 Games In A Row! (f...
For the first time in over a year, the San Diego Gulls won four consecutive games, including a pair of back-to-back wins against the reeling Silver Knights. JD Hernandez is joined by Sarah Avampato (Calder Farmstead). Why? Let's just say she made a funsies prediction of sorts. Also, they talk about goaltending in general, and how Gage Alexander relates to the discussion.
29 min
Mason McTavish... Future Captain?
On a follow-up episode from yesterday's podcast, JD Hernandez weighs in on the recent article about the leadership qualities that Mason McTavish is already exhibiting. We reinforce reasons why Mason could take the captain's spot for the Ducks for many years to come, and why he is already mature enough to take on that crucial role. Also, JD has a little fun and talks about one way the NHL is trying to appeal to young kids...
24 min
McTavish Giveth, and McTavish Learns In OT Loss
The Anaheim Ducks get another overtime point putting them further away from the #1 pick in the upcoming draft. JD Hernandez talks about the game, and the ebbs and flows of Mason McTavish, who scored two goals in the game. McTavish had a monster game, but still has some polishing to do in his overall game. Also, how close are we getting to getting mathematically eliminated?
30 min
John Gibson Sets A New Franchise Record In Calgary
Another road victory for the Ducks places them further away from possibly landing Connor Bedard. JD Hernandez tries to console those on the "Team Tank" train as much as possible. Also, John Gibson sets a Ducks record for most saves! Of course, this could come at a price as the Ducks are approaching another dubious record as a team.
24 min
Does Trevor Zegras Need To Calm Down?
With the Anaheim Ducks playing plenty of nationally televised games recently, JD Hernandez tackles the question that came up again last week. Does Trevor Zegras need to watch what he says and calm down? Zegras is clearly the scoring leader of the team and the pulse of this young team, but does he need to change (even a little bit) in order to become a truly elite player in the NHL?
24 min
Who Is Emerging As the Gulls' #1 Goalie Of the ...
We're back to talk about... the possible goaltender of the future! JD Hernandez talks about why it should be Gage Alexander, and not Olle Eriksson Ek as the potential #1 goaltender for the San Diego Gulls next season, and the parallels in how he was brought up through the ranks like Lukas Dostal. Alexander put on a pair of phenomenal performances against the Tucson Roadrunners, including a game where nobody helped Gage. Finally, who else can we possibly look forward to seeing next season? Special thanks to Sean O'Brien (Calder Farmstead) for his help!
27 min
Trade Deadline Day Madness?
It is trade deadline day, and the Anaheim Ducks FINALLY made some moves under the wire. JD Hernandez navigates the moves the Ducks have made so far including another trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for Dmitry Kulikov. Where could Brock McGinn fit in?
27 min
Ducks trade Dmitry Kulikov to the Pittsburgh Pe...
JD Hernandez joins Gil Martin to break down the Dmitry Kulikov trade.
5 min
Trades Happening... In San Diego
Less than 24 hours before the deadline, it's not the Ducks that are making trade noise. In fact, it's the San Diego Gulls that sent shockwaves across the AHL by shipping off the league's leading goal scorer, Rocco Grimaldi to the Midwest. JD Hernandez breaks down all the trades that took place, including a signing rights trade, and a secondary trade that brings everything together. Could Rocco see some significant playoff action next month? What does this mean for the Gulls, and did they get back anything of... decent value?
28 min
Battle For Bedard: Chicago's Depleted Lineup Do...
It was another battle of the worst teams in the Western Conference, and with the Blackhawks missing several key players, including a major player just getting traded, the Ducks had an easy time getting their 3rd consecutive victory. JD Hernandez breaks down the game, and also breaks down the BIG trade that involved now-former Blackhawk, Patrick Kane. As for John Klingberg, should the Ducks strike now while the iron is hot, or wait one more game?
23 min
Yet Another 50-Save Performance For John Gibson!
John Gibson is playing like he has something to prove. The defense in front of him is playing like they're ready to golf. JD Hernandez talks about the latest 50-save masterpiece put together by Gibby in a thrilling victory against the Carolina Hurricanes. He is approaching some record numbers that we haven't seen in decades. Also, the team is inching closer to another dubious record mere days before the trade deadline.
31 min
The Unfortunate Record the Ducks May Likely Break
With the Ducks about to wrap up another road trip, JD Hernandez looks at a couple records that will likely be broken by this season's Anaheim Ducks squad. Everybody take a shot... if you're playing the Ducks! How did we get here, and was there anything that would have possibly helped them this season?
24 min
Troy Terry Returns and Helps Ducks Beat the Caps
The Anaheim Ducks finally get their 8th regulation win of the season as Troy Terry finally returns from injury, and Alex Ovechkin returns from Russia. Some wacky puck luck went the Ducks' way, some unexpected scoring took place, and John Gibson showed that he's still capable of being a quality goalie in the league. Does that raise his trade value, and could this lead to success for Gibby?
26 min
San Diego Makes A Trade, and Rocco Needs Help!
The Gulls and the Rockford Icehogs made a trade! Josiah Slavin is sent to the San Diego Gulls in exchange for defenseman-turned-forward Hunter Drew. JD Hernandez bids a fond farewell to Hunter Drew, and we welcome the Blackhawks' 7th round pick to southern California. Also, Rocco Grimaldi tries to single-handedly beat the Ontario Reign, and we may have a complicated goalie situation brewing in San Diego soon.
22 min
Anaheim Ducks Struck Down By Lightning
It was a night of Lightning strikes in Tampa Bay as the Ducks allowed six unanswered goals in another road loss, 6-1. Lukas Dostal was the victim of poor defense once again. JD Hernandez points out which players were out of sorts on defense, and if Dostal really did everything he could in this laugher.
20 min
Panthers Prevail Over Plucky Ducks Team In Over...
Another game where the Ducks' defense couldn't help out John Gibson results in an overtime loss at Florida. JD Hernandez made the prediction nine days ago that the Panthers would put up 55 shots on the Ducks... but should it have been that many shots? Which Anaheim players had a decent outing, and what went right for the Ducks?
24 min
Robbed Of A Near Goalie Fight!
The latest edition of the "Freeway Faceoff" between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks was one for the books. It could have been legendary. JD Hernandez talks about the near fight that took place between goaltenders John Gibson and Pheonix Copley... and why a fight between the two would have been incredible. Also, the Ducks' defensive woes continue with another terrible loss where the Ducks allowed 40-plus shots... again.
26 min
A New Goalie Prospect Emerges In San Diego
The goalie carousel is not just possibly happening in Anaheim! JD Hernandez talks about the possible goalie changes in San Diego because of the ripple effect of losing Anthony Stolarz temporarily. Are Lukas Dostal's days numbered in San Diego as he ascends to the Ducks? Who is this new goalie prospect that had a strong start in his first outing? Is there any hope for a possible playoff run?
24 min
The Future of Ducks Goaltending, Time To Let Gi...
With the 2023 trade deadline approaching, the Anaheim Ducks have some tough decisions to make. One of those big questions has to do with their goaltending situation in the long term. JD Hernandez explains why it's actually Lukas Dostal who might be the cornerstone goaltender in Anaheim. If the Ducks do shop John Gibson around, where are some possible landing spots for Gibby that would benefit the Ducks, as well?
27 min
Vegas Smashes the Ducks On Super Sunday
Another multi-goal loss. Another game where John Gibson is hung out to dry thanks to a lack of defense. The Ducks get trounced by the Vegas Golden Knights despite being in the game for the first 40 minutes of the game. JD Hernandez breaks down what exactly happened, and why Gibson can't entirely be blamed for this loss, or several other losses this season.
26 min
Ducks Drowned By Penguins (feat. Hunter Hodies)
It appears the tank is back on in Anaheim as the Ducks got smoked by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3 at the Ponda. Hunter Hodies (Locked On Penguins) joins the program to dissect that blowout. John Gibson tried his best to keep the Ducks afloat, including setting a franchise record with 53 saves in one game. Also, Trevor Zegras got into it with Sidney Crosby... was it warranted? Does Zegras need to be a little careful moving forward? Finally, Hunter tries to make a deal with JD as the trade deadline approaches. What can the Penguins offer the Ducks for this year's trade deadline season?
40 min
Troy Terry Injured, and Trade Deadline Decision...
The Ducks come off the All-Star break having to deal with a couple injuries to Anthony Stolarz and Troy Terry, two important cogs of the team. JD Hernandez explains why it makes sense to have Olle Eriksson Ek get called up now instead of Lukas Dostal. Also, who should the Ducks be looking to shop around this trade deadline? What about the goalie situation of the future?
22 min
Dostal's MVP Brilliance at the AHL All-Star Game
The San Diego Gulls finished the unofficial first half of the season with a pair of games at Coachella Valley where JD Hernandez had a front-row view of Lukas Dostal trying to stop the top team in the AHL. The Firebirds pulled out a last-minute victory in game one, and game two was a slaughter. Dostal then flew out to Laval where he displayed his best stuff at the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic. He was named co-MVP of the All-Star Game, and finally got some much deserved accolades.
40 min