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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.

Ducks Acquire Cutter Gauthier In Big Trade (fea...
In a blockbuster trade, the Anaheim Ducks acquired Cutter Gauthier from the Flyers in exchange for... Jamie Drysdale! JD Hernandez is joined by Hadi Kalakeche (Locked On NHL Prospects) to break down this stunning deal. They discuss the reports that Gauthier wanted out of Philadelphia. Also, where exactly does Cutter fit in with the future of the Ducks and what does he bring to the table? Finally, why did the Ducks elect to trade away Jamie Drysdale instead of someone else?
35 min
What's Going On With the Defense and Bedard's I...
The Ducks' defense has certainly been inconsistent this season. JD Hernandez talks about some of the defensive lapses that have been taking place in their fourth consecutive loss. The Winnipeg Jets came in as the hottest team in the NHL, and they were good... for most of the game. Finally, JD gets "podcast bombed" to talk about some Ducks fandom, and the hit on Connor Bedard that has been the topic of much discussion around the league.
33 min
Vatrano Is An All-Star, Gulls Games Postponed
Frank Vatrano has been named an All-Star for the first time in his career and will represent the Ducks in Toronto. JD Hernandez is still in the dark, but shines a light on arguably the best forward on the team and why he's deserving. Also, the San Diego Gulls' postponed games might be a blessing in disguise for the last-place team. Can a water main break at Pechanga Arena be the hard reset the team needs? Also, Troy Terry is close to returning to action, and USA wins gold at the World Juniors!
22 min
Lukas Dostál Is NOT A No-Name Goalie
Lukas Dostál has a performance for the ages, it's time to put some respect on his name! JD Hernandez returns from Seattle with no power, but generates enough electricity to rant about why Lukas Dostál is not a "no-name" goalie according to one reporter. Also, a crushing loss in overtime to the Maple Leafs is enough to make every Ducks fan scream, especially after Dostál stopped 55 of 57 shots. Finally, Trevor Zegras has a game he would soon love to forget, but at least he held himself accountable in the end.
26 min
Oilers Overwhelm Ducks, Winter Classic Thoughts
The Ducks finish 2023... with a sputter. JD Hernandez is live from Seattle to talk about some of the fundamental problems the Ducks are having. How did John Gibson look overall against Edmonton? Finally, we talk about the premier event of the NHL season, the 2024 Winter Classic in Seattle. How much of a success was the event and how was it compared to other events during the season?
23 min
Looking Back On 2023 and Ducks New Year's Resol...
It's the final podcast of 2023, and it's the end of another year for the Anaheim Ducks. A year they would rather forget about. JD Hernandez goes through the highs and LOWS of the past 12 months of Ducks hockey. Rather, JD tries to find the silver linings in a pretty dismal year. However, there is reason for optimism as JD gives some resolutions that can, hopefully, steer the Ducks in the right direction and on the road to some pretty fun hockey. Happy New Year, Ducks fans!
25 min
Ducks Split Pair After the Christmas Break
The Ducks got a gift for Christmas... a big win over Vegas! However, they came crashing down with a bad loss against the Coyotes. JD Hernandez is back to talk about those pesky Coyotes, and how they got under the skin of the Ducks. Also, John Gibson is still shining for the Ducks, but it's not always enough.
29 min
Nearly Shut Out In Coachella Valley
The San Diego Gulls entered the holiday break with a dismal effort at home, and it continued with another game where the Gulls were overwhelmed at Acrisure Arena. JD Hernandez is also back from the Christmas break and talks about the current goaltending with the Gulls. Also, we look at the last couple games. Finally, the Gulls have immense problems against the Pacific Division... is there any hope on the horizon?
26 min
'Twas the Night Before Hockey Christmas 2023
Happy holidays to ALL hockey fans out there! JD Hernandez is back with another special bonus episode as he coninues the annual tradition of reciting a hockey-specific rendition of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." How did JD manage to fit in a last-minute replacement of "The Michigan" into the poem this year? Listen, enjoy, and happy holidays!
5 min
Trevor Zegras Adds Another Name To His List
The Anaheim Ducks played another close game against the Seattle Kraken, but all anyone can talk about is the amazing "Michigan" goal he pulled off... again! JD Hernandez talks about why him pulling off that goal was the best possible play and not just a gimmicky goal. Also, Joey Daccord adds his name to the "Z-List" which is starting to get pretty long.
18 min
Carlsson Injured As Ducks Are Shut Out (feat. A...
What was once looking like a bright night for the Ducks turned into a game of devastation and concern. JD Hernandez is joined by Auddie James (SDPN's Game Over: Calgary) to break everything down from this one. The major story is the unfortunate injury to Leo Carlsson who went down while going after a loose puck. What exactly happened to cause the injury, and how big a setback is this? Also, both goaltenders played an exceptional game, particularly Markstrom who joined an elite list. Finally, the bad penalties continue to pile up for the Ducks, including yet another too many men penalty.
35 min
Gulls Return Home and Split A Pair
The San Diego Gulls return home from their long Midwest road trip to take on the Silver Knights and... Rockford again? JD Hernandez talks about the defensive improvements the Gulls have made in the past month, and a big reason for their recent success. Also, the Gulls play a tough game against Henderson followed by a hard-hitting performance against the Rockford IceHogs. Which players have looked good lately, and who was the hero for the Gulls on Wednesday night?
24 min
Changes Coming Soon To the Ducks Roster
Some roster changes are looming for the Anaheim Ducks, and more changes will soon come. JD Hernandez talks about the latest roster move, and which player is coming back to the lineup... and what the defensive pairings COULD possibly look like soon. Also, with the holidays looming, JD explains the holiday freeze and why the Ducks needed to make a move. Finally, with the World Junior Championships beginning this weekend, we look at a couple Ducks prospects playing for Team Canada... and what the rosters may look like in a couple weeks.
27 min
Leaving the Motor City With A Big Win!
Despite every effort to try and give this game away, the Anaheim Ducks were victorious over the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3. JD Hernandez talks about the ins and outs of the game, including a sign that Mason McTavish could be back very soon. Also, penalties are really taking a toll on the Ducks and nearly cost Anaheim the game. Just how undisciplined is this team? Finally, it's safe to say that Troy Terry is back in his groove after another terrific performance on the road. Will he be able to keep this up, and what should be the plan moving forward?
31 min
Devils Demolished By Rico and the Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks put on a show in New Jersey, but not without some flair for the dramatic! JD Hernandez discusses the reason that John Gibson left the game (and arena) early. Don't worry, it's nothing trade related. Also, JD goes over the impressive 5-1 victory to break another long losing streak. Finally, Adam Henrique was brilliant against his old team and netted his first career hat trick. What did he have to say after the game, and what did he have to say about the team in general?
26 min
An Upsetting Loss In Long Island
In what can be described as probably the worst loss of the season, how do the depleted Ducks recover from an awful loss in Long Island? JD Hernandez tries to remain calm while talking about that awful loss, and how they could have come away with a lucky, but much needed win. Which key player has looked the most impressive recently? Finally, where can the Ducks find a win and right the ship?
26 min
Defense Is Key In Gulls' Shellacking Of the Ice...
Have the San Diego Gulls finally figured something out on this road trip? Is Chase De Leo the difference and which other players have been key in this run? JD Hernandez talks about which players have impressed the most and the surprising player that has stepped up since Pavol Regenda has been injured. Also, San Diego went into Rockford and put on an absolute clinic on both sides of the ice. Finally, a quick look around the Pacific Division and talks about the teams the Gulls are chasing in the standings.
22 min
Crossover Preview In Long Island! (feat. Gil Ma...
It's crossover time on the Locked On Network. This time, JD Hernandez has a preview episode with Gil Martin (Locked On Islanders) to talk about the state of both teams heading into their game in Long Island. The Ducks need to find offense any way they can, and they also need to stay out of the box. The Islanders look to get some depth scoring, and also continue riding their hot goalie. Finally, what do both hosts predict for this game, and what category are the Isles dead last in the league?
33 min
Mental Lapses Haunt the Ducks Against Winnipeg
The Anaheim Ducks' continued mental lapses and unnecessary penalties continue to plague them and contributed to another bad loss. JD Hernandez talks about the latest lapses and why certain penalties should easily be avoided. Also, a bad penalty led to a match penalty and more top-6 firepower lost for the game. Finally, the Ducks embark on a long journey to the Big Apple to try and right the ship against some tough teams.
31 min
Monday Mailbag Time From A New Studio!
JD Hernandez is back from a new studio, and what better way to kick off a new setting with a mailbag episode? Some of the questions asked had to do with which young players have made the best impression so far this season, which Ducks should have their jersey numbers retired... and what the value of John Gibson is right now.
31 min
Offense Missing In Chicago
Another brutal loss on the road has the Ducks inching closer to the bottom of the standings. JD Hernandez talks about the missing young players and how much they make a difference when on the ice. Chicago comes away with a 1-0 shutout... and the Ducks didn't help themselves at all. Finally, the troubles for Troy Terry are mounting...
28 min
Gulls Find Right Track On the Midwestern Road
The San Diego Gulls hit the road in the cold Midwest to try and find their winning ways without Pavol Regenda. JD Hernandez talks about who has needed to step up in the absence of the Gulls' leading goal scorer. Fortunately, the Gulls started off with a big win against the Chicago Wolves, and a bigger win in Milwaukee. However, there is one aspect of their game that HAS to improve if the Gulls want to continue piling up the wins.
31 min
The Importance Of the Veterans
Let the... adults play?!? In a departure from the usual compliments to the young Ducks, JD Hernandez focuses on the veteran players who have made a huge difference for the Ducks this season, and the main focus is on Frank Vatrano who is looking to have a career year. Also, JD explains why John Gibson is helping keep the Ducks afloat and that he still has something to prove. Finally, the importance of Cam Fowler goes beyond the box score...
24 min
Comeback Falls Short In Colorado
Once again, the Ducks spot their opponent's an early multi-goal lead. Once again, their comeback attempt comes up just short of sending the game into overtime. JD Hernandez talks about the early-game struggles (including Tuesday night's game in Colorado), and if they're any better than the late-game struggles from previous Ducks teams. Also, who might need to step up for the Ducks and what troubles could the Ducks see the rest of the month?
24 min
Ducks End 8-Game Losing Streak, But Lose McTavish
The Ducks finally ended their long losing streak... but it came at a price. JD Hernandez is back to break down the Ducks' thrilling shootout victory against the Colorado Avalanche, but now Mason McTavish is out for the upcoming road trip. Fortunately, Leo Carlsson was able to step up big time! Also, the kids are not only doing great, they are thriving in their newly expanded roles on the team.
27 min