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.
No Lottery, No Draft... Would a Modified Playof...
JD Hernandez discusses the feasibility (or lack thereof) of a modified playoff for the #1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Let's Talk About Prospects!
JD Hernandez goes over a couple of the possible prospects the Ducks could go after in the upcoming NHL Draft.
Gulls Talk: Short-Handed Glory
JD finally talks about the Gulls last four games before the AHL pause, and what worked for them in the penalty kill.
The Spanish Flu and Hockey (Part 3 of 3)
The final part of this special 3-part series explores the end of the 1919 Stanley Cup Final, some future rules changes, and the tragic conclusion of the series where the final game was never played. Finally, what should we take away from all this?
The Spanish Flu and Hockey (Part 2 of 3)
Part 2 of a special 3-part series about the Spanish Flu and how it affected hockey. Next, the second wave of influenza had just hit, but was the flu actually over? Also, the NHL goes through a very strange and shortened 1919 season leading up to the playoffs and the Cup Final...
The Spanish Flu and Hockey (Part 1 of 3)
Part 1 of a special 3-part series about the Spanish Flu and how it affected hockey. First, the newly named NHL crowns its first Stanley Cup champion, but the spread of Spanish Flu is only beginning over a century ago...
Sherwood Waived, and More On COVID-19
Kiefer Sherwood got waived? Also, more updates on how the Coronavirus is affecting hockey.
Ducks Sing the Blues, and More Corona Virus Fal...
The St. Louis Blues return to Honda Center exactly one month after the Jay Bouwmeester episode. Plus, more on the reaction from the COVID-19 pandemic.
SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19 Pauses Hockey, and a S...
A special report on the effect of the Corona Virus on the NHL, and the surreal atmosphere inside the Honda Center.... as the NBA cancelled their games on Thursday before puck drop.
A Naturally Supreme Hat Trick for Nic
Nicolas Deslauriers breaks a Ducks record netting his first NHL hat trick. How unexpected was this result against Ottawa? Also, the Blues are back in Anaheim to complete the postponed game from exactly one month ago.
Injury Updates, the Sens are in Town, and a Cor...
Who is on the Senators? How will the crowd welcome back Bobby Ryan tonight?
Some Wild Games in Anaheim
The Ducks split a pair of games over the weekend o earn three points... the end of this marathon season is near...
Losing some D in Chicago & Denver
The Ducks split their 2-game road trip, but lose two more defense-men during the roadie. Who got called up? How did the former Gulls do in Colorado? Also, JD addresses the passing of Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard.
SD's NHL-experienced Roster Makes a Playoff Push
The Gulls' playoff push is in full swing now... but how are the Ducks mounting injuries affecting the AHL team? Can that NHL experience help San Diego this season?
College Hockey Tournaments Are Coming...
The Frozen Four is coming... how do teams featuring Ducks prospects stack up? When will they be playing?
A Tornado, a Virus, and a Preview
JD Hernandez addresses the horrific situation in Smashville, and how the Corona Virus may affect hockey games in general into next season.
John Gibson: A Man with Attitude
The Ducks win a shocker against the Penguins, and then get shut out... by New Jersey? Also, John Gibson showing his rougher side on Sunday...
A Former Duck Makes a Comeback
The Ducks have a meeting with the Penguins coming up, and an inspiring story out of Ottawa as Bobby Ryan returns to hockey after dealing with alcohol abuse.
The Gulls' Playoff Push Is On!
The San Diego Gulls won 2 of 3 games over the last week. Also, how exactly did the recent flurry of trades affect the Gulls? Will it help them in the long run?
Sonny-Side Up without Hampus Lindholm
The Ducks' new additions immediately show their worth with a thrilling overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Just how good is Sonny Milano? Can he keep this up?
A Deeper Dive Into All Seven Trades, and a Wild...
The Vegas Golden Knights nearly blow a late lead... only for the Ducks to come within a post of winning. Plus, JD Hernandez breaks down the trades further, the money changing hands, and how the new players slot into the lineup.
BONUS: Post-Trade Deadline Breakdown
Recorded just after the NHL's trade deadline, JD Hernandez breaks down all the important trades that went down, and how this affects both the Ducks... and the San Diego Gulls
Episode 100: Hockey Jeopardy! (feat. Laura Saba...
It's the 100th official episode of "Locked On Ducks," and it's the latest installment of "Hockey Jeopardy!" JD Hernandez hosts this especially hilarious show with Laura Saba (Canadiens), Justin Morissette (Canucks, SN650), and Jared Ellis (Hurricanes) all playing for charity.
Ondrej Kase Traded... During the Canes Crossove...
It's a crossover episode, and it's a big one because during the podcast (around the 18 minute mark), the news broke that Ondrej Kase was traded to Boston. How does this overall trade look? Who does Anaheim get in return? Was this a good deal? Join JD Hernandez, Jared Ellis, and Walker Barrow (both from Locked On Hurricanes) for this wild episode!
The Gulls Start a New Point Streak...
San Diego splits a pair of games in Iowa, and the Gulls try to cool off the Heat. How does the playoff picture look, and who can we expect to see on the Gulls' playoff roster?
Mid-Week Mailbag, College Hockey, and the Strug...
It's Wednesday, it's a mailbag episode! JD Hernandez previews the game against Florida, takes a quick peek at the Ducks collegiate prospects, and he answered some questions from the mailbag.
Ducks Flame Out Again, and Other Disappointment...
The Ducks give up 6 goals to the Calgary Flames... again. Also, the final portion of JD's interview with Justin Morissette (Canucks, SportsNet) as they talk about the rivalry, or lack thereof, between Vancouver and Anaheim.
Another Ducks Victory Over Vancouver (feat. Jus...
Justin Morissette (SportsNet 650) joins the podcast to talk about the Ducks' 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The Ducks bounced back from their "letdown game" Thursday night. Was this the "letdown game" for the Canucks?
A Bad Loss, A Look Ahead, and An Update on Bouw...
The Anaheim Ducks suffered their worst loss of the season two days after Jay Bouwmeester collapsed in Honda Center. Where do the Ducks go from here as the trade deadline approaches? Plus, a final update on Jay Bouwmeester.
An Update On Jay Bouwmeester, and the Gulls Con...
Jay Bouwmeester continues his recovery in SoCal, and the San Diego Gulls extend their point streak to 7 games.
A Scary Situation at the Ponda
On Tuesday night's game at Honda Center between the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks, Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac event postponing the game. JD Hernandez describes what occurred during that tragic event.
Beanpots, Penalties, and Trades
A short preview of tonight's game against the Blues, Trevor Zegras is pissed off after the Beanpot Championship Game, and talking about the Jason Zucker trade.
A Successful Ducks Road Trip with Ryan Miller's...
The Ducks finish their 5-game road trip with 8 points. What is going on? Plus, Ryan Miller is still adored in Buffalo, and Ovi approaching the 700-goal milestone. How amazing are his numbers?
The Price Isn't Right in Montreal, Plus the Sta...
The Ducks lose a tough one at Centre Bell in overtime, and more of JD's interview with Sarah Avampato (Locked on Kings) talking mostly about the state of women's hockey, and could a women's NHL work?
Kiefer's Unusual Hat Trick, and the Gulls Conti...
The San Diego Gulls continue to accumulate standings points, and Kiefer Sherwood had a rare hat trick against the Barracuda. Also included are some post game quotes from Sherwood on the weekly variant covering the Gulls!
Flying High in Ottawa, Mailbag Questions, and a...
The Ducks win against the Sens, JD opens up the mailbag, and an interview with Laura Saba (Canadiens) to preview Thursday night's game at Centre Bell.
Beanpots and the Upcoming Canada Trip
The Ducks embark on a chilly road trip through Canada, and the Beanpot Tournament started off with a bang! Trevor Zegras works his magic... again.
Crossover Across Katella (Feat. Taylor Blake Ward)
JD Hernandez and Taylor Blake Ward crossover for a fun time talking Angels, Ducks, plenty of hockey, and our Super Bowl review.
An Emotional Pre-Game To Supreme Victory
With the region still reeling from the death of Kobe Bryant, the Ducks pay tribute and get a victory over the Coyotes.
The Gulls Enter the Break on a High Note
JD talks about the Gulls' recent road trip to Grand Rapids, and previews "Hockey Day SoCal"
Shark Bitten, A New Baby, Bell Let's Talk, and ...
The Ducks welcome a new baby to the hockey family, they get bitten by the Sharks in San Jose, and it's Bell Let's Talk Day. Plus, more of the interview with Sarah Avampato as we talk about mascots!
AHL All-Star Special! (Feat. Sarah Avampato)
Sarah Avampato (Locked On LA Kings) joins live to talk about some aspects of the AHL All-Star Classic in Ontario, California.
A Frk'ing Hard Shot, and Kobe's Impact to the N...
The AHL Skills Competition kicked off the events in Ontario, and Martin Frk did not disappoint. Also, JD addresses the tragic news of Kobe Bryant's passing, and his impact on the NHL community.
Live From Ontario, It's Your AHL All-Star Preview!
JD Hernandez is live at Toyota Arena, the home of the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic to preview the upcoming events in Ontario. Rosters are also revealed in this special weekend episode!
Larry Walker, Ducks Talk, and More! (Feat. Just...
It's a dual interview episode! Justin Morissette (SN 650) comes by again to talk about the Ducks and minors, and Taylor Blake Ward (Angels) talks about the newly-minted baseball HOF'er, Larry Walker... the possible hockey goalie?
Gulls Streak Snapped at Five, and a Commentary
The San Diego Gulls had five straight victories before Adin Hill had a spectacular performance. Plus, JD addresses the Brandon Manning racial slur incident.
Jeopardy! Special, Pt. 3 (Feat. Justin Morisset...
In this latest installment of "Hockey Jeopardy," three more Locked On hosts will play for charity. JD hosts with Justin Morissette (Canucks), Harrison Lee (Jets), and Taylor Blake Ward (Angels baseball). Hilarity ensues once again!
An Interview with S. Preston
Just a few blocks away from the Honda Center lies an amazing sports art gallery featuring several NHL mascots. JD Hernandez is joined by S. Preston from his art gallery in Anaheim to talk about the upcoming All-Star Fan Fest, some of his pieces, and hockey in general.
Possible Draftees, and the Pacific Division (Fe...
JD looks at two possible draft picks for Anaheim in the 2020 NHL Draft, and a look at the Pacific Division with Justin Morissette (Locked On Canucks).
The Ducks... On a Winning Streak?!?
It's a Special Saturday edition of "Locked On Ducks" as JD talks about the Ducks previous two games heading into the break, and why the AHL should include third jerseys in the AHL Skills Competition.
The Gulls Flying High in January (Feat. Sarah A...
JD joins from Toyota Arena to discuss the Gulls' winning streak, those awesome 80s jerseys with Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings, Jewels From the Crown), and some fun quotes.
A Smorgasbord of Topics... and a Firing
The next two games are previewed, a coaching shuffle in Vegas, and JD goes on a rant about SoCal sports... in a sense...
Ducks Sing the Blues
The losses keep piling up... the last one coming in embarrassing fashion in St. Louis. Also, Jeopardy! GOAT talk.
A Not-So-Nice Performance in Chicago Makes Coac...
The Ducks lose another road game, and the losses pile up to the point that Dallas Eakins is getting angry with his young squad.
The Return of Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano
The Dallas Stars came to town, which meant the return of Perry and Cogs to the Ponda. Also, a rant on this year's NHL All-Star jerseys.
Gulls Go Down... Thrice.
Three games. Three losses. Three home losses. JD Hernandez breaks down the games in depth.
Off-side Or Not Off-Side? That is the question.
Can one call really change the entire scope of the game? JD talks about that call with some quotes, and an update on Jakob Silfverberg,
Disney Day, Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament, and Some...
JD previews the Ducks/Jackets game with a story from 2016, Disney Day, and the Jeopardy! "Greatest of All Time" tournament by comparing the 3 greatest Jeopardy players to the 3 greatest hockey players of all time.
Ducks' Mid-season Report Cards
The Ducks won in a shootout over the Preds... but would that help their mid-season report card?
Getting Bounced Everywhere
Prospects bounced, Ducks bounced. JD discusses the WJC one final time, the Ducks' loss in Arizona, and some NHL All-Star news.
Team USA Stopped, and the Gulls Finish to 2019
The amazing run for Trevor Zegras comes to an end at the WJC, and the Gulls finish 2019 with a whimper...
All-Decade Ducks Team, and More Prospects!
The last episode of 2019 features the "Locked on Ducks" All-Decade team, some memorable moments from the past 10 years, and more about prospects.
A Wild Zegras, Power Plays, and Crimson
The Ducks gain three standings points on the weekend, and JD talks about the WJC, and a bit about the SoCal Clash in Irvine featuring two Ducks prospects from Harvard.
Re-writing Hockey From A to Zegras
Rachel Donner joins JD to preview Sunday's Flyers/Ducks game, and talk about Trevor Zegras and the World Junior Championships.
Another Gulls Shootout, and the World Junior Ch...
Prospects are the main focus of this episode, not only for the Gulls, but for the Ducks' prospects in the 2020 WJC.
'Twas the Night Before Hockey Christmas
JD Hernandez recites his own hockey take of the classic Christmas poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
Jeopardy! Special, Pt. 2 (Feat. Kyle Demetrius,...
In this special episode, it's the 2nd installment of "Hockey Jeopardy!" Today's featured Locked On hosts are Kyle Demetrius (Sharks), Gil Martin (Islanders), and Julia Kender (Devils). Together, they are helping raise money for charity, and a worthy cause.
Sunday Special In New York (Feat. Jon Chik)
The Ducks played two day games in New York over the holiday weekend, and JD is joined by Jon Chik from "Locked on NY Rangers" (NBC Sports/Rotoworld) to talk about the Ducks day at Madison Square Garden.
A New York State of Mind, and Looking Ahead to ...
The mailbag opens up, and I look into a possible player the Ducks should pick up in the NHL Draft. Also, a preview of this weekend's games in New York
Injuries Begin The Road Trip
The Ducks begin the 4-game road trip on a bad note... how will the injuries affect them moving forward? Who should be called up?
Gulls' Full Slate of Games!
The San Diego Gulls played FOUR games in six days?!?
A Shootout, A Preview, and A Trade
Ducks win against the Rangers, a preview of the next two against the Flyers and Devils... and speaking of the Devils, they made a pretty significant trade...
Kings, Fights, and More! (feat. Sarah Avampato)
Sarah Avampato (Locked on Kings, Jewels From the Crown) returns to break down Thursday's loss to the Kings... and it gets very silly. Also, a first on this show! Oh *bleep*
Max Comtois To the Rescue!
The Ducks get a shootout win in Minnesota, and a short preview of Kings/Ducks Round 2.
Gulls Squeak By Colorado, and a Look Back at Ga...
The Gulls won an OT thriller over the weekend, and now they have FOUR games coming up. Also, JD reminisces about the first AHL season in San Diego.
The Caps Come To Town (feat. Nikki Giordano)
Nikki Giordano (Locked On Caps, PUCKerUp Sports) swings on by to talk about the Capitals, any lingering effects after the spitting incident, and have a little fun at the end.
Holiday Gift Ideas For the Hockey Fan
After chuckling about one of Alex Dostie's favorite films, JD gives you some ideas for hockey-related gifts if you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet...
The Gulls Weekend That Was... and Food, Gloriou...
It's "Locked On Gulls" day, and JD talks about the two Gulls games over Thanksgiving weekend, and the incredible food and atmosphere at Pechanga Arena.
A Supremely... Swift Victory
The Ducks and Kings renewed their Bad Blood at the Ponda. How did Anaheim manage to shake off the Kings? Also, JD recalls a prediction he made the previous day about his most underrated Ducks player.
Kings vs Ducks... Round 1 Preview (feat. Sarah ...
Sarah Avampato (Locked on Ducks, Jewels From the Crown) joins JD to preview the first meeting of the two SoCal rivals, and take a deep look into the LA Kings.
Pre-Thanksgiving Point, and Down On the Farm
Both the Ducks and Gulls gain a single point on Wednesday, and JD looks at a couple college prospects in the farm system.
Thanksgiving Eve Special
It's the day before American Thanksgiving, what should Ducks fans be thankful for? Also, Jason gives his thanks all around. Thank YOU all for listening!
A Streak Is Snapped on Hockey Fights Cancer Night
The Ducks come back home to shut out the Isles. JD talks about the game, and also talks about "Hockey Fights Cancer" on this episode.
The Ducks left Florida with only 1 point... after blowing a 4-goal lead on Thursday.
Some Lost Barns of Hockey
Long Beach Arena, Orleans Arena, and the Cow Palace are among old arenas that no longer host hockey. JD shares memories of some old barns to close the week.
A Special (Teams) Turnaround, and a Reign Sweep
The Gulls swept the Ontario Reign last weekend, and have won 7 of their last 8 games. How have they done it? JD breaks down some stats to back up their turnaround in November.
Baby Names, Canucks, Guilty Pleasures, and More...
Coming in from across Katella, Taylor Blake Ward joins in to talk about... a plethora of topics including Derek Grant's possibilities for baby names, the Canucks, and who our guilty pleasure music and TV shows are.
A Spittake In D.C. (feat. Nikki Giordano)
Tempers flared in our nation's capital, and Nikki Giordano (Locked on Caps, PUCKerUp) joins JD to talk about the melee that took place, including the spit from Garnet Hathaway.
Granting a Hat Trick
Derek Grant nets his first NHL hat trick in St Louis... with a little help from his friends.
A Powerless Play In Anaheim
The Ducks finish their home stand with a couple losses... and an abysmal power play.
The Gulls Sink the Barracuda... Twice
On this edition of "Locked on Gulls," San Diego gets 3 wins in six days, including two against the San Jose Barracuda, and a record breaking night in San Diego.
Jeopardy! Special (Feat. Laura Saba, Kyle Demet...
In this special episode, JD hosts a round of "Hockey Jeopardy!" featuring three Locked On hosts as contestants. Together, they are helping raise money towards cancer research. #WeLoveYouAlex
Red Wings, Disney Plus, and Jeopardy!
JD has a short preview of the game versus Detroit, a talk about the Mighty Ducks series, and Alex Trebek and Jeopardy!
McDavid Mastery in Anaheim, and Don Cherry Fired
Connor McDavid and the Oilers top line came into Anaheim and destroyed the Ducks. Also, some thoughts on the termination of Don Cherry.
TGiF: Powerless Plays and Top Scoring Lines
JD closes out the week looking over some power play notes, and where scoring can come from...
Gulls Sweeping the Eagles for the Military
In this week's "Locked on Gulls" show, San Diego finally gets a W, and then another one. Have they turned a corner?
Hispanics and Hockey, and Not So Wild
The Ducks lose a tough one against Minnesota, and JD Hernandez puts out a commentary piece on how hockey can expand into the largely untapped Hispanic market.
Celebrating Getzlaf's 1000th Game
Looking back at the incredible career of Ducks' captain, Ryan Getzlaf.
¡Dia del Capitan! (feat. Jesus Zarate)
Special guest, Jesus Zarate, was the color commentator for the Ducks' memorable "Dia de los Muertos" OT win against the Canucks. He joins JD for a segment on this special episode, as he also discusses both games over the weekend.