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Welcome to the "Locked On Anaheim Ducks Podcast," your daily stop for Orange County's favorite hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks. Hosted by Jason "J.D." Hernandez, we are seeing a new age of Ducks hockey with Greg Cronin as the new coach, and a slew of talented prospects ready to take the hockey world by storm. Follow along with special guests, a weekly look into the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls, and much more while enjoying some beautiful SoCal weather... and excellent food. Locked On Ducks is part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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