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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.

Sens Stun the Ducks (feat. Brandon Piller & Ros...
As JD Hernandez is still recovering from having nearly no voice, he brings in the Sens guys! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan (Locked On Senators) talk a bit about the Ducks' Black Friday loss to Ottawa at the Ponda. Which Sens players stood out the most in the blowout game, and where did it all go south for the struggling Ducks? They also talk about the Ducks' top line, Brady Tkachuk having his way with Ryan Strome and the rest of the team. Finally, has time FINALLY run out on coach Dallas Eakins?
36 min
Giving Thanks For A Streak Ending! (feat. Sarah...
It's a special Thanksgiving episode, and despite barely having any voice left, JD Hernandez is going to give it a go! Oh, but he's got help on this one. Sarah Avampato (Calder Farmstead) joins once again to talk about the Ducks FINALLY ending their streak of not winning any regulation games. They talk about the brilliance of Troy Terry, and just how many points he could possibly get this season. Finally, JD and Sarah share what Ducks fans should be thankful for... and what they each are thankful for!
28 min
The Trade Winds Are Approaching Like the Santa ...
Now that we're at the quarter-post of the NHL season, JD Hernandez talks about the trade rumors already swirling around the last-place Ducks. JD Hernandez (and later Sarah Avampato) talk about some of the names addressed in the trade rumors, and who would be most likely to be headed out the door. What could teams gain from those expiring contracts, and who are some teams that could go after the Ducks' trade targets?
26 min
A Pair Of Losses in St. Louis Extends A Bad Str...
It's still a bagel under the "Regulation Wins" category for the Anaheim Ducks... 19 games in. The Ducks are approaching an NHL record after a pair of losses in the Gateway City. One game saw the Ducks get pulverized early on, and the other saw the Ducks give up an initial goal only 11 seconds into the game. JD Hernandez tries to make sense of it at first, but then enlists the help of Sarah Avampato (Calder Farmstead) to break down how bad the Ducks (and their affiliate) are doing right now. Is there ANY hope in the near future?
36 min
A Peek Into Gulls Analytics, Who Should Get Cal...
In this special bonus edition of "Locked On Anaheim Ducks," JD Hernandez is joined by Sean O'Brien (The Calder Farmstead) to talk about some of the analytics featured on his website. First, they cover the Gulls' forward lines, and talk at length about Rocco Grimaldi who could be a late call-up for the Ducks. They also bring up which defensemen have had the greatest impacts on both sides of the ice. Finally, is Lukas Dostal ready to be a full-time back-up in the NHL? All of those topics and more are included in this super-sized podcast!
44 min
A Last Minute Loss Continues A Bad Streak
The Anaheim Ducks' bad fortunes continued in Winnipeg as they allowed a late goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 victory. Kyle Connor scored a hat trick and single-handedly willed the Jets to a crushing victory. JD Hernandez breaks down how Connor even scored with all five Ducks players surrounding him, and what went wrong in this game. Also, with that loss... the Ducks put themselves in the record books amongst worst starts in NHL history. Finally, the Ducks have a penchant for blowing games late in the 3rd period... is this a horrible pattern?
28 min
Lukas Dostal, Your AHL Player of the Week!
The San Diego Gulls entered the week on a high after shutting out the Silver Knights... and the hot goaltending continued against the Bakersfield Condors and Ontario Reign. Lukas Dostal provided the Gulls with stellar goaltending as he was named the AHL's Player of the Week! However, the Gulls couldn't keep up their winning ways due to getting shut out twice in the last week. What is going on with the Gulls lack of offense, and their spotty-at-times defense? JD Hernandez tries to make sense of the last week of Gulls hockey.
26 min
A Thrilling Overtime Victory on Hockey Fights C...
What a game! The Anaheim Ducks pulled a rabbit out of their hat with a come-from-behind victory against the Detroit Red Wings in overtime. JD Hernandez breaks down all the action, including another failed penalty kill, the return of Sam Carrick, and the last few minutes of the game. John Klingberg is finally on the board... could this be a good sign for the soon-to-be free agent? Also, the brilliance of Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry.
29 min
Defensive Troubles & Hall of Fame Talk
To say the least, the Ducks have had some big troubles on the defensive end. As the losses continue to mount, JD Hernandez looks at which players are showing up the bottom of analytics lists. Also, JD talks about the 2022 Hockey Hall of Fame class and their importance in the sport of hockey.
29 min
Injuries, and Another Ticked Off Incoming Oppon...
JD Hernandez is finally back from the East Coast and ready to talk some Ducks hockey... and we begin with more roster movement. Which defenseman got the call-up, and who should get a call-up soon? Also, JD takes a look around the league and how that may affect the Ducks' upcoming game over the weekend.
25 min
A Lacrosse Goal That Doesn't Count, and Mighty ...
It's a bonus Thursday night episode (from 35,000 feet) and JD Hernandez breaks down the Trevor Zegras "Michigan" goal that wasn't. Trevor Zegras performs his insane sorcery once again... but who's to blame for the insane goal being waved off? Speaking of Zegras, he joins Troy Terry and Max Jones on the set of "Mighty Ducks: Game Changers" and show off their acting chops! Finally, JD reluctantly talks about the previous game against Minnesota.
22 min
Admirals Gives the Gulls Fits With Sam Carrick ...
Gulls Thursday is here as we look back at the previous three games back in SoCal. The Milwaukee Admirals came into San Diego... and had their way with the Gulls despite the return of former Gulls captain, Sam Carrick. However, a quick turnaround helped out the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Henderson to right the ship. Finally, JD Hernandez takes a look around the league for the first time this season and talks about this season's playoff structure.
24 min
Defense Optional Over the Weekend, and Marathon...
The Ducks' previous two games over the weekend were not ideal defensively as Anaheim continues to allow too many shots and rely on their goaltending way too much. JD Hernandez talks about the victory over the Sharks and which players made a difference. Also, Dallas Eakins has deployed some lines that left fans scratching their heads. Finally, JD reflects on completing a grueling New York City Marathon course, and how hockey brings people together.
26 min
Vancouver Deals the Ducks Another Bad Loss
The Ducks' defensive woes continue as they allow a whopping 8 goals in Vancouver. JD Hernandez tries to break down the game without breaking down, including another turning point in the game that is caused by another close goaltender interference call. Also, John Gibson's struggles are growing... what should be the plan for Gibby?
25 min
Gulls Travel to BC and Bako, Who Deserves a Cal...
The San Diego Gulls had a 3-game road trip last week beginning in Abbotsford, BC and finishing in Bakersfield. We saw some brilliance from the Gulls in a long game on Saturday, and a concerning start for Lukas Dostal. JD Hernandez and John Broadbent (Defend the Nest) explain how those poor starts were not all Dostal's fault. They also go deep into which players should get called up to the Ducks, and who will ultimately get sent down. Finally, JD talks about a weird game in Bako.
39 min
Crazy Times in the Shark Tank Leads to a Shooto...
The Ducks had a crazy performance at the SAP Center in San Jose winning in a late-night shootout. The top-6 was at it once again putting up multiple goals and providing pretty much all the offense. Which players were the most impressive, and did the Ducks just commit the biggest blunder of the season?
23 min
Drysdale Injured, and Rosters Shuffling
20 min
Trevor Zegras Gives the Ducks A Sigh of Re-Leaf
The stellar play of Trevor Zegras forces Toronto to Leaf Anaheim with only 1 point. JD Hernandez breaks down the Dia de los Muertos special, including how the refs may have helped out Toronto, and how the Leafs couldn't take advantage of the multiple opportunities given to them. JD also breaks down the now-iconic game-winning goal from Zegras, and how he has grown over the past 3 years. Also, how does this game impact both the Leaf Blowers and the Patos? Finally, JD waxes poetic about the importance of having more Spanish-language broadcasts from Anaheim.
35 min
Unlucky 7 Losses In A Row
The Anaheim Ducks leave Las Vegas with another loss. This time, it's a 4-0 shutout at the hands of... Logan Thompson? Dallas Eakins winds up going 11/7, the special teams are still struggling, and lines were shuffled around so much that it was hard to keep up. JD Hernandez tries to make sense of the latest loss... can this team somehow turn it around?
25 min
A Couple of Reign-y Games, A Long Replay, and a...
It's Gulls Thursday, and JD Hernandez brings you up to date on the happenings with the Ducks' AHL affiliate. First, a goalie duel takes place at Pechanga Arena against Ontario. Then the scene shifts up to the Inland Empire where a long replay changed the entire scope of the game... a game where the Gulls had all the momentum. Finally, JD breaks down the Gulls' victory against the Colorado Eagles, the impossible angle goal from Jacob Perreault, and the kindness of the San Diego Gulls fans, who are amongst the best in the AHL.
40 min
Six Straight Losses for the Anaheim Ducks...
The Ducks return home after going 0-fer on their East Coast road trip... only to lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Anaheim has now lost 6 games in a row, and they are left asking several questions. Which players have looked less than stellar, and who can support the top line featuring Troy Terry and Trevor Zegras? Also, JD talks about the possible lineup shakeups, and another rookie getting benched by Dallas Eakins.
23 min
Let's Be Honest About Where This Team Is
It's time to sit down and think about how the Ducks ended up with this horrible start, and if there is any hope for this team on the near horizon. JD Hernandez breaks down where the Anaheim Ducks are currently at and how they got here. What has contributed to this bad start? Will the schedule help out the Ducks at all? Where are the Ducks going? Finally, JD looks at action across the league, and where the Ducks sit in the standings. (Hint: It's not good)
25 min
Let's Talk About the 0-fer Road Trip
The Anaheim Ducks went winless on a 5-game road trip that once showed some promise... and JD Hernandez isn't going to mince words about it. After a lopsided loss to the Detroit Red Wings, the Ducks are left to answer a plethora of questions, and needing to work on several aspects of their game. JD goes over some troubling trends on the defensive end, and especially on the special teams. Finally, which players have underperformed so far in this young season?
35 min
Some Honest Thoughts on TLOPN
JD Hernandez gives his thoughts on the recent video from a different show on the Locked On Podcast Network, and why every opinion matters. JD also gives some shoutouts not only to the rest of the NHL colleagues, but the fantastic Ducks podcasts across the internet. Also, some thoughts on the program going forward and what to expect.
28 min
Reverse Retro 2.0 Jersey Talk!
The Anaheim Ducks, along with the rest of the NHL, revealed their Reverse Retro 2.0 jerseys. Anaheim went back to the 90s... but with a twist! JD Hernandez talks about the newest jersey set to debut in early November. Is this a top jersey in the league, and should it go into the regular mix of Ducks primary jerseys? Also, which teams has the best and worst Reverse Retro jerseys this season?
30 min
Gulls Thursday Returns! San Diego Splits a Pair...
It's Thursday... and that means it's time for Gulls Thursday on "Locked On Ducks!" JD Hernandez talks about opening weekend on the road for the Ducks' AHL affiliate. San Diego routs the Griffins in the season opener, but the tables are quickly turned in the 2nd game of the set. Also, JD examines some troubling trends from Lukas Dostal, and looks ahead at the upcoming schedule.
25 min
The Devils Down the Defenseless Ducks (feat. Tr...
The Anaheim Ducks lose their 3rd consecutive game on the road, this time to the lowly New Jersey Devils who also has a coach currently in the hot seat. Trey Matthews (Locked On Devils) joins in on the discussion of the latest game and talks about how the Devils mounted a comeback. Also, JD Hernandez talks about the lack of defense the Ducks are displaying right now with some horrifying stats.
41 min
Troubling Trends to Start the East Coast Road Trip
The Anaheim Ducks' first two road games of the season have been less than ideal. After losses to both New York teams, JD Hernandez breaks down exactly what went wrong, and which players are most responsible for the poor defense to start the season, particularly on the penalty kill. Although it's a small sample size, where does the shot differential rank in the NHL so far?
25 min
All About the 21st Duck
26 min
Let's Meet Your 2022-23 San Diego Gulls
The 2022-23 AHL season is officially underway, and JD Hernandez has the latest on the opening night roster for the Ducks' AHL affiliate, San Diego Gulls! Lukas Dostal & Olle Eriksson Ek are back as the goalie tandem, but how will they share the net this season? Also, a SoCal native makes a return to the team while another SoCal native is sadly left off the team. Who were a couple of the players that were on the brink of making the team that surprised JD?
26 min
An Opening Night Comeback Led By Troy Terry!
The Anaheim Ducks pull off a 3rd period come-from-behind victory against the Seattle Kraken who proved that a 2-goal lead is the most dangerous lead in hockey. Troy Terry was magnificent bookending a pair of goals in the beginning and end of a 5-4 triumph. The two young superstars, Trevor Zegras and Mason McTavish, also had terrific games helping out the Ducks. Finally, JD Hernandez reminds folks that the season is a marathon... and not a sprint, while at the same time sharing how this relates to a personal goal.
34 min
Let's Meet Your 2022-23 Anaheim Ducks!
With the new season approaching, it's time to meet the opening night roster for the 22-23 Anaheim Ducks! JD Hernandez breaks down the roster for each position, and how they might line up once the first regular season puck drop happens. Also, who got cut and where may they end up? Who could be some key players for the Ducks in this new campaign? It's time to start fresh... now these games count.
31 min
The End of the Ducks' Preseason, and Impression...
The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks finished their pre-season series with a crazy game at the building formerly known as Staples. There is some concern for John Gibson, and the bottom-6 for the Ducks have stepped up in a huge way. Which players in the 7 games that don't matter impressed the most? Finally, JD Hernandez addresses the allegations surrounding hockey as a whole right now.
31 min
Injury Updates, and More Hughes/Zegras Bromance...
Ahead of the final pre-season game, some good news on the Ducks' roster as Trevor Zegras is practicing and making his return! Also, JD Hernandez and Trey Matthews (Locked On Devils) continue their conversation about Zegras and Jack Hughes.
28 min
The Battle of the Bromance: Zegras vs Hughes
JD Hernandez is joined by Trey Matthews (Locked On NJ Devils) to bring some brevity to the podcast and discuss which of the two young stars is better right now: Trevor Zegras or Jack Hughes. Which young star is already proving himself, and who is ready to possibly 1-up his bestie as far as contract money goes?
28 min
The Ducks Battle the Kings in a High-Scoring Pr...
Tuesday night was a wild night at the Ponda between the Kings and Ducks... as usual. Believe it or not, it was the prospective 4th line that did most of the damage against the crosstown rivals. Which Ducks were the most impressive, and which guys have played their way to an opening night roster spot? Who could be on the outside looking in after this week? JD Hernandez breaks down the game, and how the roster could shape up in a few days.
26 min
600th Episode of "Locked On Ducks!" Injuries, I...
The injury bug continues to hit the Ducks in the pre-season as Urho Vaakanainen suffers a scary injury at the Pond. Also, an update on the Trevor Zegras injury is finally given. Also, Rocco Grimaldi continues to impress during this pre-season. Did he earn himself a roster spot during this PTO? Finally, JD Hernandez celebrates the 600th episode at the end of the podcast. What are some of his favorite episodes?
28 min
Further Cuts, and the Gulls Team Taking Shape
The Anaheim Ducks make 11 more cuts on the training camp roster. Which names were cut from the team? Also, the San Diego Gulls roster is beginning to form. Who else could make the final cut, and who will likely wind up in San Diego... for now?
25 min
Trevor Zegras Injured Against Phoenix...
The Phoenix Coyotes strike again. This time, it is the Tucson Roadrunners' Jan Jenik who just made the list. Jenik laid out a massive hit towards the head of Trevor Zegras, and now the Ducks' budding superstar is undergoing further tests and may miss some time. Was the hit dirty? What about the history between these two teams? JD Hernandez goes through every possible angle.
23 min
Crunching Some Cap Numbers for the Future
The first round of cuts are made, and 4 players are sent back to juniors, including Sasha Pastujov. What would it take for those guys to make the Ducks next season and beyond? Also, JD Hernandez crunches some numbers and looks at how to salary cap increases could affect the Ducks... and how much should they pay their young core starting next season?
26 min
Predictions For the Upcoming 2022-23 Season
JD Hernandez is back with his canine companion, and he is ready to make some predictions for this season. How much improvement can we see from last year's breakout star, Troy Terry? What will the fate for Dallas Eakins be? Finally, who could possibly be the most improved player for the Ducks this season?
27 min
Season 4 Debut, Exhibition Games Begin, and a T...
JD Hernandez welcomes everyone to season 4 of "Locked On Ducks," thus beginning a new season of hope and excitement. First, the Ducks begin their pre-season schedule with a stop in Tucson to play the not-quite-Coyotes at the home of the Roadrunners. After some talk about which players have shown some strides at training camp and the first game, JD gives his thanks to everyone over the past week.
29 min
Quick Reaction to the Ducks' Rookie Faceoff
The Anaheim Ducks go 1-2 in the Rookie Faceoff at San Jose's new home for the Barracuda. JD Hernandez breaks down the 3 games and who was impressive the most. Which defensemen are more likely to make the big squad outright? What should be the plan moving forward? Who will wind up being a depth piece for the Gulls?
24 min
More Anaheim Rookie Impressions
JD Hernandez finishes off the 3rd season of the "Locked On Anaheim Ducks" podcast with some more thoughts on the Ducks' rookie practice from Great Park Ice. Which other players are ready to take a step forward? Finally, a quick-hit reaction on the Ducks' first rookie faceoff game, and some reflections on the last year of the podcast.
24 min
The Ducks' Rookie Camp Begins, McTavish Shines,...
The unofficial start of training camp took place at Great Park Ice in Irvine, and there was one player that stood out among the rest. Mason McTavish was impressive as always, and Olen Zellweger showed off his incredible skating ability. How are they going to be used in the short term, and how SHOULD they be utilized moving forward? Also, which player's favorite snack food is gummy bears?
25 min
The Early Favorite To Win the Calder... Mason M...
The BetOnline pre-season odds are out, and look who is the early favorite to win the Calder Trophy? That's the Anaheim Ducks' Mason McTavish at the top of the list! JD Hernandez explains why he thinks McTavish could win the NHL's rookie of the year trophy. What other two rookies could give him some decent competition for the award? Also... Sonny Milano is still out there as a free agent. What are the Ducks waiting for?
22 min
It's September 10th! A Double Ducks Birthday Day!
On this special weekend edition of the podcast, JD Hernandez celebrates the best day of the year... Troy Terry's birthday! That's right, the fellow Virgo starts his 25th year around the Sun, and it could be his best year yet. JD predicts how many goals he thinks Terry will score this season, and why we haven't seen the best from him yet. Also, why does Troy wear #19? Finally, we also celebrate the birthday of Olen Zellweger! What... TWO birthdays in the same day on the Ducks organization? How rare is that? Not as rare as you might think...
28 min
The Anaheim Ducks' Rookie Camp Roster Is Out, a...
It's that time of year. The rosters for the Rookie Showcase in San Jose are out, and JD Hernandez breaks down the roster, as well as the rosters for some of the opponents. Also, the Ducks will appear on national TV a whopping 14 times, and the hockey world is better off for it. Finally, JD looks at who is left in the free agency market with weeks to go until the season begins.
23 min
Getting To Know Our Rivals to the North (feat. ...
JD Hernandez and JD Young (Locked On Sharks) have a little fun as we get to know our division rivals for the upcoming season! What are some of the biggest changes coming to San Jose? JD North wastes no time hyping up William Eklund, hyping up their jerseys, and even hyping up the Barracuda. Of course, that doesn't mean anything for the current Sharks. Where does JD see the Sharks (and Ducks) finishing in the Pacific Division?
35 min
A Possibly Haunted Podcast? Ducks and Wild Trad...
JD Hernandez returns from vacation after getting severely delayed, but now it's time to talk about point projections. Is the betting odds for the Ducks' points way too low? Are they in the same vicinity as the Sharks? Also, Minnesota and Anaheim swap some players... how will this alter the Ducks on the blue line?
24 min
Trevor Zegras, An NHL 23 Cover Athlete
Trevor Zegras is one of the cover athletes on EA Sports' NHL 23, and joining him is Sarah Nurse, the first women's player to hold that distinction. JD Hernandez talks about the video game cover athletes, as well as the new jersey numbers for both Jamie Drysdale & Zegras. Who were the last players to wear #6 and #11, and what do they have in common? Finally, JD takes care of some odds and ends including the Phil Kessel signing, the World Cup of Hockey, and Arte Moreno possibly selling the Angels?
28 min
The Road to Mason McTavish Winning the WJC MVP ...
The 2022 World Juniors are FINALLY over, and Mason McTavish is is tournament MVP! His scoring prowess made the record books... but it was his incredible defensive gem that SAVED the team, broke the internet, and directly lead to the Golden Goal moments later. JD Hernandez goes through his long road over the past 12 months, the stellar play, and his overall great play. Finally, Sarah Avampato joins the podcast to talk more about McTavish, and how he nearly tied a former LA Kings player in the record books!
30 min
Where Does the Rest of the Pacific Division Sta...
In this special bonus weekend edition of the podcast, JD Hernandez is joined by Jess Belmosto (Locked On Flames) once again. They continue their discussion from the previous day by talking about some of the other teams in the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights could have the biggest freefall out of all the teams in the division, and goaltending isn't their only issue. Also, where do both rank their respective teams? Finally, JD has some fun and asks some music questions as they relate to hockey. Swifties will want to stick around for this one...
29 min
Plusses & Minuses with the Ducks and Flames (fe...
It's the first part of a fun crossover with Jess Belmosto (Locked On Flames) to talk about some of the additions from both the Anaheim Ducks and the Calgary Flames. Also, which players could make a huge impact for the team, and how in the world is Jonathan Huberdeau going to fit in with this team?
30 min
Mason McTavish Continues His Dominance at the WJC
The 2022 World Junior Championships are now in the knockout stages, and Mason McTavish continues to lead Canada towards a medal. How does he compare to the rest of the players at this tournament? How many dimensions does this phenom have? Is there anything he can't do?
27 min
A Friendly Freeway Faceoff Rivals Chat (feat. E...
It's a special crossover episode with the new host of Locked On Los Angeles Kings, Eddie Garcia! First, JD and Eddie talk about rivalries. Who is the Ducks' biggest rival, and who are some other teams that we love to hate? Also, where does the Ducks fall in the Pacific Division standings? Finally, we've got some more jersey talk... just because.
34 min
McTavish Shines at World Juniors... and Ducks T...
Mason McTavish has a monster game at the WJC Tournament in Edmonton. The 6-point, 4-goal performance is just another stellar performance for the incredible Ducks prospect. Also, JD Hernandez gets a message from a loyal listener... asking for Ducks tattoo suggestions!
22 min
More Reverse Retro Leaks, and WJC Talk...
23 min
More Jersey Talk with Sarah Avampato
In a continuation of the last podcast, Sarah Avampato and JD Hernandez continue their talk about NHL jerseys, and show off a bit of their collection. What jersey does Sarah show off that will make jerseyheads jealous? What jersey in the Eastern Conference NEEDS to make a comeback for Reverse Retro 2.0?
32 min
Vin Scully Tribute, Reverse Retro 2.0 Jersey Ta...
Special guest, Sarah Avampato, joins the podcast to talk about jerseys and complete a discussion from a previous podcast. First, JD Hernandez and Sarah talk a little bit about Vin Scully's legacy and his connection to hockey. Then, they discuss what both the Kings and Ducks SHOULD do on the next round of Reverse Retro jerseys. Finally, they talk about the announcement that Adidas will no longer be the official manufacturer of NHL jerseys and who should take over.
28 min
Some Juniors/Gulls News, and a Tribute to Vin S...
It's time to catch up with some odds and ends around the Ducks organization including the upcoming World Juniors tournament. Three Ducks prospects are on Team Canada, and Mason McTavish will captain that team. Also, the San Diego Gulls hired their two new assistant coaches with some great resumes. Finally, JD Hernandez pays tribute to longtime Southern California broadcaster, Vin Scully.
27 min
Ducks/Stars Crossover Time! (feat. Dane Lewis)
It's a crossover special with Dane Lewis (Locked On Stars) to talk about a slew of topics including the John Klingberg signing, and the Ducks' EBUG, Tom Hodges. JD Hernandez and Dane discuss how this signing will impact the Ducks for the coming season, and how huge a hole it leaves for the Stars. Who might Klingberg end up on a line with? What does this one-year signing really signify for the Ducks in this rebuild?
29 min
Statues in Southern California!
Just up the 5 freeway, Dustin Brown is getting a statue in front of I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not Staples Center. The LA Kings are retiring his number AND giving him a statue. Why couldn't Ryan Getzlaf get the exact same treatment? JD Hernandez explains why Getzy should absolutely be the first Anaheim Duck to get a statue in front of the Ponda.
16 min
John Klingberg Is An Anaheim Duck!
The big news of the day dropped Friday morning as the Anaheim Ducks signed free agent, John Klingberg, to a one year contract. JD Hernandez talks about how Klingberg ended up with only a one-year deal, and how the Ducks could make the most of it win or lose. Also, where does he fit into this young, dynamic Ducks roster? How does the addition of Klingberg take some of the pressure off the young guys? John Klingberg won't be wearing those Dallas Stars blackout jerseys, but he brought the blackout to this podcast!
25 min
More Signings, and a Personal Story After Heari...
A slew of signings happen with the Anaheim Ducks, including pending RFA Isac Lundeström who got a 2-year deal. Finally, JD Hernandez talks about the recent relapse of Bobby Ryan and shares a very personal story that connects with it.
28 min
More Names Off the Free Agent Board, and Addres...
With Nino Niederreiter now off the boards, who else is left for the Ducks to try and pluck from the free agent list? Finally, JD Hernandez talks about the recent controversies taking place in the hockey world, including the most recent Hockey Canada allegations. (Note: This was recorded Thursday evening before the latest news about the 2003 Canada WJC team was revealed)
32 min
The AHL Schedule Is Released, Gulls See Some Ne...
It's AHL schedule release day! The league put out its complete schedule for the 2022-23 season with a few changes. JD Hernandez first breaks down the San Diego Gulls' portion of the schedule, and some key dates to look forward to, as well as some opponents from the Central Division. Also, the AHL playoff format has an interesting look to it... but it comes at a disadvantage for the crowded Pacific Division. Finally, JD looks at who might be in the Gulls top 6 for now.
27 min
Minor League Signings, and the Compassion of Da...
Last week and over the weekend, the Anaheim Ducks made a plethora of signings that will highly impact the San Diego Gulls. One fan favorite makes his return to SoCal after a brief stint in Utica, and a couple of bruisers from Stockton join the organization... but where will they end up? Finally, JD Hernandez talks about the humanity of Dallas Eakins, including a recent development camp story where Will Francis overcame leukemia, and a tragedy that shook the hockey world.
27 min
Two New York Rangers Join the Ducks! (feat. Jon...
With the signings of Frank Vatrano & Ryan Strome, why not have the host of "Locked On NY Rangers" join the podcast? Jon Chik discusses both players, their impact on the Rangers' stellar playoff run last season, and the kind of impact they can have on a rebuilding Ducks roster. Finally, JD Hernandez looks at some of the recently departed Ducks players, and the contracts they received.
29 min
Frank Vatrano Signs With the Ducks! (feat. Arma...
The first free agent signing for the Anaheim Ducks was Frank Vatrano from the New York Rangers. However, he has spent most of his career with the Florida Panthers, so it only made sense to bring on Armando Velez (Locked On Panthers) to the podcast. JD and Armando discuss his past few seasons in Florida, his fun nickname as a member of the Panthers, and one of his iconic goals from two seasons ago. Also, where could he fit into this revamped Ducks roster? Finally, JD talks about the remaining free agents left on the board.
31 min
The Anaheim Ducks Snag Two Former Rangers From ...
Day one of the off-season free agent frenzy has concluded, and the Anaheim Ducks signed two former forwards from the Eastern Conference. First, the Ducks signed Frank Vatrano on a 3-year deal. Then, much later in the evening, the Ducks picked up Ryan Strome on a 5-year deal. What do both of these players bring to the Ducks, and how much did Anaheim spend so far? JD Hernandez further explains that the Ducks are not done shopping yet, and is keyed in on one player the Ducks absolutely need to go after. Also, JD looks at other free agent signings around the league, including a big one in Columbus.
29 min
New Coaches In the Ducks Organization, and Why ...
The Anaheim Ducks organization made two new coaching hires in their system. First, the San Diego Gulls formally introduced Roy Sommer as their new head coach. This is the 3rd coach in 3 years for the Gulls. Could he make an impact on one of the best prospect pools in the league? Also, Craig Johnson is plucked from the Ontario Reign to become the newest assistant coach for the Ducks. JD Hernandez explains how this hire could further bolster an improving power play. Also, JD rants about free agency and why keeping players with one franchise is important.
29 min
Anaheim Ducks Qualifying Offers Cause a Stir...
The Anaheim Ducks made 4 qualifying offers, and not one of those went to Sonny Milano. Why did the Ducks not offer him a QO, and does that mean his time in Anaheim is done? Also, who is getting an offer, and is that the right move?
26 min
Anaheim Ducks Draft Day #2 Breakdown (feat. Joh...
John Broadbent (Defend the Nest) joins the program with JD Hernandez to break down all the Ducks picks from day 2 of the 2022 NHL Draft. Which picks can make an impact in San Diego now? This super-sized episode goes through EVERY pick, as well as some Gulls coaching news.
55 min
Anaheim Ducks Round 1 Draft Breakdown, and a Wi...
The Ducks had TWO picks in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft. JD Hernandez breaks down both the Pavel Mintyukov and Nathan Gaucher picks and how they might fit in with the Ducks in the future. Also, what the heck was going on during the draft in general? Shane Wright falling, and general draft craziness!
32 min
The Anaheim Ducks 2022-23 Schedule Is Released,...
The entire NHL schedule was released on Wednesday, and JD Hernandez breaks down some key dates to watch out for, including when a couple former Ducks will be back in town, and when the Ducks SHOULD retire Ryan Getzlaf's #15 to the rafters. Also, who is most likely to land at #10 for the Ducks?
29 min
Should the Ducks Go After the Best Scorers In t...
There are some offensive threats in the 2022 NHL Draft. If the Ducks wanted to stock up on pure goal scorers, who should they go after, and who could potentially fall into their lap with either first round pick? JD Hernandez looks at three more names that could land in Anaheim with those picks.
28 min
Mason McTavish Concludes His Junior Hockey Seas...
The Memorial Cup Championship took place in Saint John, New Brunswick, and Mason McTavish nearly led the Hamilton Bulldogs to the ultimate prize in junior hockey. The Ducks prospects finished his season in a big way; JD Hernandez explains why he's ready to contribute to the NHL in a big way now. Also, the LA Kings made a splashy trade... maybe the Ducks could take a page from their crosstown rivals and start making some moves?
27 min
Free Agency Time Begins Soon... and Big Decisio...
Now that the NHL season is OFFICIALLY over, it's time to look at the off-season! Some big dates are coming up very soon, and it's time to look at the Summer plans for the Ducks. Who should Anaheim bring back this off-season? Which minor league guys are important for the Ducks to bring back? Also, JD Hernandez once again explains why the Ducks shouldn't spend ALL of their money this summer.
26 min
Cogliano and Manson Win Their First Cup, Is Cor...
The 2022 NHL season has come to an end, and the Colorado Avalanche dethroned the two-time defending champion, Tampa Bay Lightning. How close was this series actually? Also, Josh Manson and Andrew Cogliano finally got to raise the Stanley Cup. This victory was especially sweet for Cogliano who waited 15 years to win it all. Finally, Corey Perry makes dubious history with another Stanley Cup Final loss.
29 min
Three More Draft-Eligible Names That Could Land...
The NHL entry draft is now less than two weeks away. The Anaheim Ducks have two 1st round selections in the draft. On the heels of yesterday's Locked On NHL Mock Draft, JD Hernandez looks at three names... that were not called in the mock draft that the Ducks could go after with either pick, if they are available. Surprisingly, one of those names not called was Marco Kasper. Would it be wise for the Ducks to take a chance on him if he's available?
25 min
Locked On NHL Mock Draft 1.0 (feat. The NHL hos...
With the NHL Draft just two weeks away, the Locked On NHL hosts have put together their first version of the mock draft. The #1 is no surprise at all, but who did the other hosts pick after that? JD Hernandez comes in with the #10 pick, and a name that fans may have heard a bit about recently. Also, who has the BEST name in this year's draft?
28 min
The NHL Awards, Zegras Makes the All-Rookie Team!
It's NHL Awards season, and Trevor Zegras is up for the Calder Trophy. Did the right player win the award? At least Zegras brought home some hardware by making the All-Rookie team, so that's a plus. Also, JD Hernandez looks at the other major awards won that evening, and Kenan Thompson has the last laugh!
22 min
Former Duck On Former Duck Crime, and A Look at...
Four former Ducks are battling --literally-- for the right to hoist the Stanley Cup. Which players have made a difference so far in this series? Also, Corey Perry makes more NHL history with his goal on Monday night. Pat Maroon might also have provided the goal that could be a turning point in this series. Finally, JD Hernandez takes a look at Jonathan Lekkerimaki as a possible target in this year's NHL Draft.
28 min
Possible Off-Season Trade Targets For the Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks might look to the off-season trade market to replenish their now-depleted lineup for the next year. Who are some possible trade targets out there? The Ducks could look to take on a 1-year deal to help the rebuild along. Finally, which long-term contracts could the Ducks be willing to take a look at, and which team should they target?
25 min
Mason McTavish Raises a Cup! An OHL Cup, That I...
Juniors hockey is winding down, and Mason McTavish is a star in the OHL Final series! JD Hernandez goes over his masterful game 7 performance, and where he has made improvements in the last two months... and how he nearly got a hat trick. Plus, how good can McTavish be for the Ducks? Finally, a quick look at Mason's road to completing his likely final junior season with the ultimate prize.
23 min
Gibby Doesn't Want Out of Anaheim, Which Former...
The latest John Gibson rumors indicate that he doesn't want to leave the Anaheim Ducks. What do the Ducks need to do to keep him happy? Also, it's time for the Stanley Cup Final! JD Hernandez talks about the FOUR former Ducks in the battle between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche. Which former Ducks would you rather see lift the Cup?
28 min
John Gibson Rumors Swirling Around...
Conflicting reports revolving around John Gibson has everyone buzzing. JD Hernandez goes over what reports came out, and what Gibby's agent had to say about the rumors. Also, should the Ducks want to keep him around, and would John Gibson want to go through another rebuilding season? Finally, hockey Twitter went wild with some drama involving Connor McDavid.
28 min
A Frustrated John Gibson, and Frustrated Fans
Is John Gibson ready to move on from the Anaheim Ducks? Are the Ducks ready to move on from him? JD Hernandez talks about the latest Gibby rumors and where he could land. Also, a scary incident took place in New York involving some fans. Finally, JD looks back on some Calder Cup memories and the connections with the Ducks and Stanley Cup FInal.
24 min
Memories of Stockton, and Juniors Finals Updates!
JD Hernandez catches everyone up on the AHL conference finals from both sides, and waxes poetic about Stockton losing their hockey team for good. He looks back on some of the memories, and gives thanks. Also, a look at the WHL and OHL Finals, including Mason McTavish continuing to dominate for the Hamilton Bulldogs. Finally, there is one name the Ducks SHOULD aggressively look at during the off-season...
29 min
Building a Foundation For the Future?
Are the Anaheim Ducks ready to make the playoffs now, or are they willing to wait a year? JD Hernandez looks at what the Ducks should do with their defense, and follows with some of the rumors that the Ducks might look to a different direction in goal. Finally, what to do about the budding young stars?
23 min
Letting the Truth Out
What does the recent firing of the Anaheim Angels' manager have to do with the Ducks? Also, the Bruins axed their head coach... a coach that the Ducks COULD have gone after this summer. Finally, JD Hernandez lets off some steam...
31 min
Another Playoffs Check-In, and Goalies Flopping...
It's another playoff check-in, but this time with reinforcements! Sarah Avampato (Locked On LA Kings) joins the program to talk about playoffs and how the Western Conference Finals have gone completely in favor of the Avalanche. Can they ride this momentum to a Cup? Also, JD and Sarah have differing views on the East Finals. Who thinks the Lightning still have a chance in this series? Also, the Rangers goalie wins an award for flopping thanks to a former Duck. Finally, a quick look at the AHL and OHL playoffs!
37 min
Catching Up With Some Old Friends
Which former Ducks are still making an impact in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs? JD Hernandez goes over the four players left in the playoffs, including Josh Manson who has looked fantastic as of late, and Corey Perry... who is tied for the team lead in playoff goals?? Finally, which former Duck would you rather see hoist Lord Stanley's trophy?
25 min
Which Ducks Prospects Are Playing Into June?
It's all about the prospects as JD Hernandez delves into the OHL and WHL Finals. Mason McTavish continues to guide the Hamilton Bulldogs in an unprecedented playoff streak. JD also looks at the unfortunate final outing for Gage Alexander, and some possible prospects the Ducks should be looking to pick up this summer.
26 min
A Depth Signing For the Ducks/Gulls, Looking Fo...
Pavol Regenda signs an ELC with the Anaheim Ducks. How does this depth move ultimately help the franchise, and what it likely means for the Gulls. Also, which pending RFAs should the Ducks ultimately re-sign? Finally, with Bryan Rust out of the free agent picture, who should the Ducks aggressively go after now?
27 min
Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself, and Ducks Clai...
Welcome to the first simulcast of "Locked On Ducks." JD Hernandez introduces himself for the YouTube crowd, and gives a little background on his life growing up as a young sports fan in SoCal. Next, McDavid leads the Oilers to the Western Conference Finals... and this helps out the Ducks! What are some names Anaheim should be looking at with that 22nd pick?
31 min
Top 3 Gulls Moments of 2021-22, and Goodbye, St...
It's the final "Locked On Gulls" podcast of the season, and JD Hernandez looks back at his top 3 Gulls moments of the season. We had eye-popping goals, heart-warming moments and more! Also, JD talks about the confirmed news that the Stockton Heat will be no more after this postseason. Also, does this mean another Canadian NHL team might make a similar move?
40 min
Here We Go Again, and Corey Perry Thoughts
JD Hernandez opens the show with another message to everyone in regards to the horrific events in Texas. Also, how is Corey Perry still producing in the twilight of his career? Finally, how in the world is Perry possibly going to the Cup Final for the 3rd year in a row?
27 min
We Need to Talk About It Again
JD Hernandez addresses the huge elephant in the hockey room. Racism rears its ugly head once again, but this time during an important Western Conference playoff series. Could this all have been prevented, and who was the most out of line?
31 min