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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.

Are the Calgary Flames Finally For Real? (feat....
JD Hernandez is joined by Jess Belmosto (Locked On Flames) to talk about the Ducks' emergence this season, and what has been the difference. Also, does the Tyler Toffoli trade make the Flames a legit Cup contender? FInally, JD and Jess preview Wednesday night's game at the Saddledome and make their predictions!
33 min
Why No All-Star Game in Anaheim?
With Las Vegas having recently hosted the NHL All-Star Game, JD Hernandez explores the reasons why certain cities, including Anaheim, won't lost the event any time soon, and what it would take for the Pond to host such an event. Also, what's happening in Phoenix is quickly becoming a black eye for the league... JD talks about the new "temporary" solution the Coyotes are attempting, and why it won't work.
31 min
New Hires & the Future of the Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks made three new hires over the past week, including the hiring of Pat Verbeek to the vacant GM position. What do these hires mean for the Ducks short-term, and possibly long term?
19 min
Some Bad Habits Lead to a Disappointing Ducks D...
After a long break for the team (and this podcast), the Anaheim Ducks finally return to action against the last-place Seattle Kraken... and lose in disappointing fashion with a classic late-game breakdown. JD Hernandez breaks down the game, and notices some similarities to some bad habits the Ducks exhibited early in the season.
27 min
Looking at the Big Picture After a Grueling Roa...
After a tough-luck overtime loss against the Detroit Red WIngs, the Ducks find themselves right in the middle of an intense playoff race. JD Hernandez looks back on the road trip, and gives some stats as to why the Ducks were lucky to get 8 out of a possible 10 points on this road trip. Finally, a look at the big picture of the Ducks this season.
21 min
Three Stellar Stars, and a Rookie Matchup Previ...
JD Hernandez begins the episode giving out his 3 Anaheim Ducks stars for the past week. John Gibson was spectacular, Troy Terry was in All-Star form, and the 3rd star may surprise everyone! Finally, JD is joined by Brian Fisher and Scott Bentley (Locked On Red Wings) to talk about the Calder race. Who will likely win the Calder, and how great is Trevor Zegras for the league? Also, they give their previews and predictions for the game in Detroit.
34 min
John Gibson Steals 2 Points In Ottawa!
A special bonus weekend edition of the show brings us to Ottawa! JD Hernandez breaks down the Ducks road victory against the Ottawa Senators, and this was a game that was largely dominated by the Sens... yet the Ducks escaped with two points. JD breaks down the stats, and then he gives some love to All-Star goaltender, John Gibson... and quieted some critics.
23 min
Trevor Zegras Broke the Internet Again
The Anaheim Ducks continue their winning ways on the road, and that included a wild shootout in Toronto, and a crazy game in Montreal that saw Trevor Zegras pull off "The Michigan" against the Montreal Canadiens. JD Hernandez breaks down both of those games, and then talks about what makes Trevor Zegras so great, and how he could continue his excellence with the puck and helping the Ducks win.
27 min
Second Periods Are BAD for the Gulls, Furtherin...
The San Diego Gulls have a bad week of games, and the 2nd period has been their undoing every time. Plus, JD Hernandez gives his final thoughts on the unfortunate incidents around the minor leagues.
28 min
A Significant Date, No Fans in Toronto, and Tra...
JD Hernandez first talks about the significance of this date in history and how it's affected sports in SoCal. Then, Mikey DiStefano (Locked On Maple Leafs) comes on to talk about a homecoming of sorts for Ducks assistant coach, Mike Stothers. Finally, JD and Mikey talk about some of the trade rumors swirling around in Toronto, and the type of player they are looking for. What would Anaheim ask for in return?
30 min
Addressing the Racism In the Current Hockey Atm...
JD Hernandez addresses the recent acts of racism on the ice in both the AHL and ECHL. Unfortunately, these are not isolated incidents, and JD goes over some of the other past incidents and the lack of action that has taken place to prevent more acts of racism from happening.
30 min
Duukks Make Tuukka Look Silly, and 3 Stars!
The Anaheim Ducks put up a 5-spot on the Boston Bruins whose goalie wasn't looking sharp. Derek Grant continues his torrid scoring pace, and Troy Terry is back in the lineup, and he continues where he left off: scoring goals. Finally, JD Hernandez gives his 3 stars of the week, and it's an elite list of stars! What are the reasons for putting the blazing-hot Derek Grant on that list?
25 min
Mailbag Time! Possible Trade & GM Targets?
It's time to open up the mailbag once again with JD Hernandez on this special weekend edition. JD answers questions about Trevor Zegras, Mike Stothers, possible player & GM free agents... and 90s kid's game shows?
20 min
The Supporting Cast Lifts the Ducks Over the Ch...
A late Friday recording turns into a Saturday morning episode drop... and what a game to finish the homestand! JD Hernandez breaks down the Anaheim Ducks' 5-1 victory over the back-to-back defending champion, Tampa Bay Lightning. It was the 3rd and 4th liners that did the dirty work in this game, but John Gibson stole the show! JD also talks about which players made a difference on special teams, and how the coach-for-the-evening makes an impact on those special teams.
29 min
New Faces Help the San Diego Gulls Jump Start a...
In this "Gulls" edition of the show, JD Hernandez looks at the last week of games for the Gulls, and how their winning streak started. Which prospect is continuing to show his promise and could be an impact player? Finally, JD highlights TWO new additions to the Gulls roster who have made a big difference in the Gulls recent winning ways.
30 min
Anaheim Ducks' Midseason Report Cards!
The short-handed Anaheim Ducks lose a tough game against the high-octane Colorado Avalanche, but the Ducks made them work for it. JD Hernandez quickly goes through the highlights, and gives some interesting facts about late-round draft picks. Finally, it's mid-season report card time! JD gives out grades in a number of categories including special teams, Kevin Shattenkirk, and the... social media team?
29 min
The Importance of All-Star, Troy Terry
Troy Terry is an All-Star! JD Hernandez talks about who made the All-Star team on the "Last Man In" votes for each division. Also, how important is Troy Terry to the team, and why did his absence magnify his worth to the team? Finally, there is another Duck that will be joining John Gibson and Troy Terry in Las Vegas... Trevor Zegras??
20 min
John Gibson Is An All-Star, Troy Terry is Snubb...
JD Hernandez congratulates John Gibson on making another All-Star team! Then Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) joins the party to talk about the rest of the division ASG rosters, snubs, and who probably isn't All-Star caliber. Finally, they both make the case for Troy Terry making the All-Star Game as the "last man in."
28 min
The Gulls Are Short-Handed, and League-Wide Att...
Gulls Thursday returns after a one-week break, and JD Hernandez breaks down their victory over the first-place Stockton Heat. Then, Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) joins the program to talk about that bizarre game versus the Reign. Finally, they have a lengthy discussion about attendance in the AHL, what's driving the below average numbers, and which teams are in danger.
39 min
Jeff and Geno's Conquest in Anaheim (feat. Sara...
JD Hernandez and Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings) talk about the Pittsburgh Penguins' dominance over the Anaheim Ducks... that began even before the game started. The return of Evgeni Malkin was surprising. Also, noted Ducks killer, Jeff Carter, played a vital role in last night's game at the Ponda. Another topic of discussion was the questionable coaching stylings of Dallas Eakins. Finally, they discuss the most talked about event in the NHL on Tuesday night.
27 min
Three Stars of the Week Includes a Hat Tricker!
JD Hernandez gives his 3 Ducks stars of the previous week, and one of them is, of course, the man who got the Ducks' first hat trick of the season. Can he possibly keep up this torrid pace that he's on? Also, we have a newcomer on the 3 stars list... and that 3rd star is tough to choose...
24 min
Three Kids Make Their Ducks' Debuts Including L...
The Anaheim Ducks played a pair of games over the weekend which featured the NHL debuts of Jacob Perreault, Brayden Tracey, and Lukas Dostal. JD Hernandez talks about both games over the weekend before bringing in John Broadbent (Defend the Nest) to talk about the Sunday game. They discuss the emergence and great play from Lukas Dostal who notched his first NHL victory in a dramatic shootout. Also, they talk about jersey numbers!
34 min
A New Kid Line Approaches, Mailbag Friday!
It's Jacob Perreault time in Anaheim as he makes his NHL debut with Zegras and Milano. However, JD Hernandez explains that this line is already pretty familiar with each other. Also, it's the return of the mailbag segment! You had questions... JD answered all of them, even the one about "Troyvechkin."
24 min
Locked On Anaheim Crossover For Angels Night! (...
On this special crossover edition, Steve Granado (Locked On Angels) joins the podcast after JD Hernandez talks briefly about the Gulls upcoming schedule... assuming those games get played. Steve talks about "Angels Night" at the Pond, and also discusses how good Troy Terry has been with the Ducks. They also compare which Angels players are like some of the current Ducks roster, including an interesting John Gibson comparison.
30 min
A Hat Trick For Troy Terry, and Why He Is a Fut...
Anaheim looked to end a losing streak, and Troy Terry took it upon himself to get the Ducks back on the win column with a hat trick! JD Hernandez breaks down the game action and explains why Terry is a future leader for the Ducks. Could a letter be in his future?
24 min
Who Are the Ducks Flying With Entering 2022?
The Anaheim Ducks begin 2022 with some players entering COVID protocol, including star rookie, Trevor Zegras. However, he's not alone in that list as the Ducks begin a long home stand. Who should we expect to see the rest of the week, and which Gulls players deserve a call-up right now?
23 min
A New Year's Eve Special! (feat. Sarah Avampato)
It's the final podcast of 2021! JD Hernandez and Sarah Avampato talk about the Ducks' final game against Vegas. It wasn't good. We look back at the Ducks highlights of 2021, have fun with stats, and give our resolutions for both SoCal teams. Finally, we give thanks to all the fans at the end. Thank you!
39 min
The Former Gulls Captain Scoring in Anaheim!
In a slight departure from usual Thursday podcasts, JD Hernandez talks about the former San Diego Gulls captain that made a difference in the Ducks' last game against the Vancouver Canucks. Also, we give credit to Andy Zilch who took over the PBP duties for the Ducks temporarily. Finally, Michael Liu (FPH Hockey, Canucks) comes on the podcast to try to make sense of what happened at the Ponda, and which Vancouver players impacted the game in a big way.
31 min
Ducks/Canucks Preview... Who's Left to Play? WJ...
With three players on the COVID protocol list, the Anaheim Ducks appear to be short-handed, but here comes some taxi squad players to the rescue! JD Hernandez examines what the lines will look like in their upcoming games, and when Trevor Zegras should return to the lineup. Finally, JD talks about the sad announcement that the WJC has been cancelled.
26 min
Trevor Zegras Now on the Protocol List...
Is now the Winter of the Ducks' discontent with Trevor Zegras on the COVID list? JD Hernandez goes over the latest news, who else joins Trevor on the list, and who will have to step up. Also, which players are also likely to step up in the next week? Plus, a look at the World Juniors tournament in Alberta, and how team USA is now also affected by the pandemic.
24 min
'Twas the Night Before Hockey Christmas 2021 (f...
Happy holidays to all! JD Hernandez and Sarah Avampato are back again with a very special bonus episode for this year's hockey edition of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." How in the world did they manage to get all those rhymes in, and how did Sarah stop Jason in his tracks?? Find out... and enjoy!
4 min
At Least Teddy Bears Were Tossed In San Diego
The previous week of Gulls hockey saw two goals... in two games. But, at least one of those goals sent teddy bears flying for a great cause! JD Hernandez talks about that, as well as more postponements in the AHL, and some WJC talk! Which player might be the standout star of World Juniors, and will Canada reign supreme this time around?
24 min
The Ducks Are Having Fun This Season!
In the midst of all this sad NHL news, the Anaheim Ducks are managing to bring smiles to everyone's faces with their creative and hilarious videos. JD Hernandez talks about how the social media team has been killing it since the schedule was revealed months ago... including making fun of the Vegas Dorks!
20 min
A Three Stars List That Is... Elite!
The NHL announces more postponements in light of the latest COVID outbreak afflicting the league. JD Hernandez goes over the latest news before giving out his 3 Ducks Stars of the Week, including a surprise entry from the #Elite1C, Derek Grant!
24 min
COVID Affecting the Ducks Schedule and the NHL ...
With the NHL imposing restrictions on cross-country travel, the Ducks find themselves not playing any games this week. How did the team and Dallas Eakins respond to the news? Also, how is COVID affecting not only the rest of the NHL, but the Olympics?
26 min
First Visit For the Seattle Kraken Leads to Ano...
The Anaheim Ducks took care of business against the Seattle Kraken in their first visit to Honda Center. Also, this is the best start for the Ducks in six season... how does this team compare to those from nearly a decade ago? Also, catching up on the latest news including a postponed road game for Anaheim.
30 min
Could Some Ducks Return to San Diego Soon?
The San Diego Gulls have a rough go over the past week with some key players up with the Ducks. But who could be coming back soon? Also, JD Hernandez takes a look at the prospects playing in the World Junior Championships later this month.
24 min
How COVID-19 is affecting the NHL now, and the ...
Amid a plethora of COVID cases in the NHL, the league has to reconsider its current protocols. Will we have to see more stringent testing again? Also, how does this affect the Winter Olympics, and should the players go? JD Hernandez gives his thoughts on that. Plus, where should Max Comtois slot in when he returns?
28 min
Ducks' Three Stars of Last Week Includes a Back...
JD Hernandez gives his 3 stars from the Anaheim Ducks' last week of games, and it was a tough call! Trevor Zegras is no surprise on this list, but JD gives his reasons why Anthony Stolarz deserved some props last week.
26 min
Troy Terry Is More Than Very Good At Hockey
The Anaheim Ducks finish their sprint of a road trip on a high note in St. Louis. After a tough-luck loss in Pittsburgh, the Ducks showed character by coming back and beating the Blues in impressive fashion, and Troy Terry led the way as he has all season long. Also, the Ducks will remain in first place this week as JD Hernandez catches up on some NHL news.
25 min
Waving Goodbye to Columbus, and a Weekend Previ...
The Anaheim Ducks' point streak reaches six games as they beat the Blue Jackets in a thrilling shootout. JD Hernandez recaps all the fun, and then he gets into rant mode about not breaking up that second line. Finally, Hunter Hodies (Locked On Penguins) joins the podcast to preview this weekend's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins!
37 min
Too Much Heat in Stockton, and Why Brayden Trac...
JD Hernandez recaps the last week of San Diego's 2-game set in Stockton for "Gulls Thursday," and why special teams were not working. Also, why should Brayden Tracey be the next prospect to be called up instead of Perreault? Finally, some news and notes around the AHL, including some news involving the Ontario Reign.
26 min
Trevor Zegras & Sonny Milano... WTF? Play of th...
The Anaheim Ducks make it 5 consecutive games with a point in spectacular fashion! JD Hernandez is so astounded by the Sonny Milano goal that he brought on Jay Forster (from Locked On Blue Jackets) to talk about it and try to make sense of it. Has Sonny Milano found his place with Trevor Zegras? Also, Anthony Stolarz deserves props, and they make some predictions for Thursday night!
35 min
Three Stars of the Previous Week... Are All Kids?
Who did JD Hernandez choose as his Ducks' 3 Stars of the Week... and why are they all so young? Without question, Trevor Zegras is showing his form as a possible Calder Trophy winner, but it's not just his scoring that's improved. Also, it's getting very Sonny in Anaheim, and another kid rounds out the list!
23 min
A Tough Shootout Loss to the Capitals, But the ...
The Ducks gain a standings point once again, but fall in another shootout extending their points streak to four games. The Zegras Line has been tearing it up, and they continue their dominance. JD Hernandez gives reasons to be optimistic about this season, and why the kids are alright.
27 min
Ducks Doused By the Flames, Injured Veterans, a...
It took a shootout for the division-leading Calgary Flames to finally defeat the Anaheim Ducks this season. JD Hernandez goes over the madness that took place. Also, the importance of having the veterans around, and what their injuries mean for production. Finally, JD talks about the young Ducks' prospects tearing it up in Juniors!
29 min
Who Might Be Heading to the WJC, and Looking to...
After a correction and extension from "Gulls Thursday," JD Hernandez looks at the Ducks' prospects that were invited to the World Juniors camps for both Team USA and Team Canada. Which players could make an impact? Also, a look ahead at the schedule, and a look ahead to the Calgary Flames.
30 min
Third Jerseys, Teddy Bears, and How Bouchard is...
The San Diego Gulls have now won FIVE consecutive games heading into this weekend's games. First, the Gulls finally unveiled their 3rd jerseys in grand style. Also, JD talks about teddy bears. Yes, teddy bears... there's a reason. Finally, Joel Bouchard has become a welcome voice in the Ducks' organization helping develop players that could make a huge difference later, including AHL Player of the Week, Brayden Tracey.
34 min
Two Big Wins In the Pacific Division!
The Ducks win a wild one at the last ever Kings vs. Ducks matchup at Staples Center. They then follow that up with an impressive victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. JD Hernandez breaks down both games, and then gives his three stars from the previous week.
26 min
Show-Stopping Stolie Shuts Senators Out!
After one of their worst losses of the season in Colorado, the Anaheim Ducks put up an impressive performance against the free-falling Ottawa Senators. Adam Henrique makes his triumphant return, the Rakell/Zegras/Milano line is still hot, and Anthony Stolarz steals the show with his brilliant goaltending.
24 min
Gulls Sink the Barracuda, and Giving Thanks!
It's US Thanksgiving, and it's a "Gulls Thursday!" The San Diego Gulls took early control of the season series against the San Jose Barracuda by winning 3 straight games over their Bay Area rivals. Which players made the difference this week? Finally, JD Hernandez gives plenty of reasons to be thankful this year.
26 min
Jersey Talk, Winning Talk, and an Avs/Ducks Pre...
With the recent reveal of the New Jersey "Jersey" jerseys, we examine other 3rd jerseys around the league, including the Ducks' current thirds... which should become their permanent home jerseys. Also, when was the last time the Ducks had a winning month? Finally, the Ducks visit a hot Colorado Avalanche team, but is the Avs' winning streak really worth writing home about?
24 min
Troy Terry's Point Streak Stopped in Nashville
What went wrong against the Predators? JD Hernandez breaks down how different the team looked once Adam Henrique went down with an injury, and how that also affected Troy Terry's game. He also talks about the move to send Mason McTavish to the OHL for the remainder of the season.
25 min
3 Stars From the Past Week, and Roster Updates!
It's a new week of shows, and JD Hernandez gives his three Ducks stars of the week! Ryan Getzlaf is the star of stars after hitting his milestone 1,000th point. Also, Troy Terry and John Gibson are rolling right now. Finally, we get some roster updates including who takes McTavish's spot on the roster.
24 min
A Stellar Defensive Stalemate Ends the Ducks' W...
The Anaheim Ducks' winning streak had to end some time.... at least it ended to the #1 defense in the NHL in the Carolina Hurricanes. JD Hernandez breaks down the game and also talks about how great the goaltending was on both sides. Finally, an injury update on Max Comtois.
26 min
Jacob Perreault Steals the Show!
It's Gulls Thursday, and JD Hernandez finally gets to talk about the GOAL OF THE YEAR in the AHL. Jacob Perreault pulled off "The Michigan" in Bakersfield, and it was spectacular... but was it the best lacrosse goal in Gulls' history? Also, we take a look around the AHL and check in on some former Gulls. Finally, the Gulls' 3rd jerseys were revealed and becomes an instant classic.
27 min
Ryan Getzlaf Gets Career Point #1,000 in a Dram...
"El Capitán," Ryan Getzlaf reaches a major milestone by netting his 1000th career point against the Washington Capitals. JD Hernandez recaps the action that took place on the ice, including that major moment. He throws some more convincing stats as to why Getzlaf is a surefire future Hall of Famer. Plus, Troy Terry extends his points streak, and Trevor Zegras is a maniac!
28 min
Comparing Winning Streaks, All About Getzlaf! (...
The Anaheim Ducks' 7-game winning streak is somewhat similar to their 11-game streak in 2016. JD Hernandez delves into that other streak, then he spends some time analyzing Ryan Getzlaf's career totals, and tosses up a trivia question to the listeners. Finally, Sarah Avampato (Locked On NHL) joins the party to talk about past arenas, and what the Ducks should watch out for as they give predictions.
31 min
Which 3 Stars Are Leading the Way On This 7-Gam...
The Anaheim Ducks extend their winning streak to an impressive 7 games with a convincing 5-1 victory over the Canucks. JD talks about the amazing points streak of Troy Terry, but should we REALLY be impressed with this winning streak? Also, Trevor Zegras had a career night, but it should have been epic. Finally, John Gibson is on a tear, can he keep this up?
30 min
When Will This Winning Streak End, and is Troy ...
Sarah Avampato joins the SoCal party once again to talk about this winning streak the Ducks are on, and the ludicrous amount of scoring that took place in Seattle. Also, Troy Terry is on a torrid pace right now, how long will this last, and whether Getzlaf will reach 1000 points... this coming homestand! Finally, they finish with their thoughts on the Bob Murray saga, and the new GM for the Ducks.
33 min
Jacob Perreault Shines, Fans Are Packing Pechan...
On this special Veteran's Day edition of Gulls Thursday, JD gushes about Jacob Perreault and his amazing performances in the past three games. Should he get called up this season? Also, the Gulls are leading the AHL in attendance by a mile, what makes going to a Gulls game special? Finally, JD talks about the Gulls honoring the military in the final segment and shares a personal story.
31 min
Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray Accused of Workplac...
In this special breaking news podcast, JD Hernandez covers the abuse allegations from now-former Ducks' GM, Bob Murray. First, JD joins Sarah Avampato & Jess Belmosto (Locked On NHL) to discuss the situation in Anaheim. Finally, JD finishes with the breaking news that Bob Murray resigns his post effective immediately and will enter an alcohol abuse program.
32 min
Dissecting a 4-Game Winning Streak, and Honorin...
The Anaheim Ducks have won 4 straight games... how have they done it? What aspects of their game has seen some improvement during this stretch of games? Also, JD dedicates most of the podcast to "Capitán Getzlaf!"
28 min
Stellar Performances Lead the Ducks to 4 Consec...
The Anaheim Ducks have won 4 straight games, including a near-shutout against the Coyotes, and an impressive victory over the St. Louis Blues. JD talks about the key players who helped sparked the last two victories: Anthony Stolarz, Troy Terry, and John Gibson.
31 min
The Jack Eichel Trade Fallout
The Anaheim Ducks did not pull off the Jack Eichel trade. JD Hernandez explains why this might not have been a bad thing. Instead, Eichel winds up with the Pacific Division rival, Vegas Golden Knights. How does this affect the rest of the division, and how does this make the Golden Knights look in the near future? Plus, a short preview of the Ducks tilt with the Coyotes.
25 min
Gulls Get Their First Win, McTavish Conditionin...
The San Diego Gulls get their first victory in Tucson thanks in part to some stellar power play offense. JD talks about the weekend in Tucson, then he goes in depth about the first two games of Mason McTavish's conditioning stint. How many more games will he get with the Gulls? Plus, we congratulate Ducks prospect, Sasha Pastujov, on winning the OHL Player of the Month award!
26 min
Capitán Getzlaf Leads Anaheim to a Shutout on "...
Ryan "El Capitán" Getzlaf shines on "Dia de Muertos" night once again leading the Ducks to a huge victory over the Devils. JD talks about his 3-point performance, and flashes back to his pre-game prediction. Then, Trey Matthews (Locked On Devils) joins the podcast to talk about the goaltenders from both sides. Finally, they talk about two completely different play-by-play calls from the game.
29 min
When Will El Capitán, Ryan Getzlaf, Reach 1,000...
Bienvenidos! On "Dia de Los Muertos," JD Hernandez gives a detailed breakdown of when he anticipates Ryan Getzlaf will reach the 1,000 point plateau. Also, the Anaheim Ducks have their 2nd-ever Spanish language broadcast, but should there be more? Finally, which line is seeing some changes ahead of their tilt with the Devils?
28 min
Ryan Getz a Franchise Record... with a Little H...
With a 6-game losing streak in the rear-view mirror, Ryan Getzlaf comes to the rescue with his 989th career point, breaking the all-time Anaheim Ducks record for career points. That primary assist helped propel the Ducks to a big win over the Montreal Canadiens, and it was the supporting cast that helped secure the victory.
28 min
Moral Victories in a Marathon Season (feat. Sar...
After a tough loss against the Buffalo Sabres, the Ducks look to gain only their 4th victory against the Golden Knights... ever. Plus, JD and Sarah talk about why Ducks SHOULD be encouraged with the plethora of moral victories the Ducks have already had this season. Finally, Jack Eichel could finally be on the move this weekend!
37 min
Don't Worry, Be Gully! (feat. Sarah Avampato)
The Gulls continue their slow start to this young AHL season, but fear not! Sarah Avampato is here to give reasons why Gulls fans should NOT be worried about this season!
30 min
It's (Not Always) Sonny in Anaheim
Despite the disappointing last-minute loss to the Winnipeg Jets, there was a LOT of good to come out of this game. The best parts of the contest came from Sonny Milano and Trevor Zegras. But, this loss will sting for a while...
28 min
Is Kyle Connor the Ducks' Kryptonite?
The Ducks are set to take on the Winnipeg Jets for the 3rd time in October. We look back at the previous two meetings between the clubs. What worked for the Ducks, and what can they do to have their best shot at a victory besides try to contain Kyle Connor? Finally, the Jets are also in the news for a different reason as their current GM is under very hot water regarding the Blackhawks' sexual misconduct investigation.
26 min
The Ducks Gain a Point in Minnesota, But the Po...
The Anaheim Ducks lost to the Wild again, but this time... it nearly went into a shootout! Plus, which players looked most impressive on the power play?
16 min
The Jets Get Revenge and Max Jones Injured
Despite the Ducks playing their best game of the season, they still managed to lose by 4 goals to the Winnipeg Jets. What exactly went wrong, and what point did it feel like the momentum completely swing in favor of the Jets? Last, the Ducks receive some bad news as Max Jones is out with a long-term injury.
28 min
The Gulls and Reign Get Re-Acquainted... Again
The San Diego Gulls open their season in Ontario. As usual, there was some pushing, some shoving, and an errant stick to the face that began a brawl. Also, the Gulls are set to return to Pechanga Arena for the first time in 608 days.
28 min
Shots, Shots, Shots...
The Ducks are getting outshot like crazy, and this is a trend that cannot continue if they want to succeed. Sadly, this is a trend that didn't just begin with Dallas Eakins as JD delves into how long this has been going on, and which D-man's resurgence could help.
28 min
The Power Play Works Now?
After the Ducks suffer a heartbreaking loss to the Wild, the Ducks begin their Canadian road trip with an impressive victory, and how about that power play? When was the last time the Ducks began a season clicking with the man advantage?
26 min
The Old Guys (and Mason) Getting It Done
Who had Kevin Shattenkirk scoring the first Ducks goal this season on their Bingo card? Anybody? The veterans got the job, but McTavish steals the show as he makes some Ducks history Wednesday night!
21 min
Let's Meet Your 2021-22 San Diego Gulls!
The San Diego Gulls had an impressive preseason against their nemesis, the Ontario Reign. Which players shined the brightest? Also, who is on the Gulls' roster this season? Finally, JD makes some predictions for the upcoming Gulls campaign. Who will break out this season?
32 min
Actual Predictions for the Ducks' Upcoming Season
With Opening Night upon the hockey world, it's time to make some ACTUAL predictions for the Anaheim Ducks this upcoming season. Where will the Ducks finish in the standings? Which players will break out?
17 min
Let's Meet Your 2021-22 Anaheim Ducks!
The Anaheim Ducks officially released their 23-man roster for the upcoming NHL season. How will John Gibson fare this season, and how many young guys have made the roster? Seriously, this team is young...
28 min
It's the Little Things
The Kings and Ducks finish their preseason schedules with some intense action that led to a shootout. Which player is doing more of the little things that will lead to success... and which line needs some work?
16 min
Well... It's 400 episodes...
400 episodes later, and we're still here. Sarah and JD discuss the previous Ducks/Kings matchup, and talk about poor Anthony Stolarz. Plus, which kids looked the most impressive?
37 min
The Ducks Cut Deeper, and the Gulls Roster Take...
The Anaheim Ducks' roster is further cut, and it's now down to 32 players. Which players will be cut last? Who should we expect to see in the lineup for San Diego when the Gulls begin play? Finally, how sad did Anthony Stolarz look in net against the Kings?
26 min
The Sign a Defenseman... Wait...
The Ducks FINALLY did something about their defense by signing... Ben Hutton to a PTO? JD explains why that might not be the worst move the Ducks could make right now. Plus, which players are still in camp, who will be the four starting centers for the Ducks?
27 min
The Trevor Zegras Show Hits the Shark Tank!
The Ducks visit the Sharks in San Jose, and they did not disappoint. Trevor Zegras made his prescence known throughout the game, including a sick shootout goal. What other players impressed in the preseason game?
23 min
Bo Knows Goals!
The Ducks get drubbed big time against the Coyotes and Sharks at the Pond. What do they need to work on, and which players need to make strides for improvement? Also, JD gives reasons why Bo Groulx should be given a legit chance at the Ducks roster this season. Also, which 2021 draft pick could learn a thing or two from Groulx?
28 min
Place Your Bets! (feat. Sarah Avampato)
With the season fast approaching, Sarah Avampato (Kings) and JD look at some futures odds for the '21-'22 campaign. Which teams are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup? Also, which players are favorites for the major trophies this year? Also also, JD and Sarah give reasons why you should take the OVER on LA Kings points.
28 min
Pre-Season Impressions Against the Coyotes
While the Arizona Coyotes wore their white Kachina jerseys for the first time in ages, the Ducks let their early lead slip away in their pre-season tilt at the Ponda. Which players impressed, who will need more time in the AHL, and is Adam Henrique back?
24 min
The Future of Sean Tschigerl, and Ducks on TV!
The Ducks make their first roster cuts, and Sean Tschigerl is one of them. What is the ceiling for this young Duckling, and could we possibly see him in San Diego sooner rather than later? Also, where can you find the Ducks on TV this coming season?
23 min
The Importance of Sonny Milano and Pineapples
Why is having a healthy Sonny Milano going to make a big difference in the Ducks' offensive output this season? What is the potential for this season? Also, does pineapples belong on pizza?
25 min
The Ducklings Fly High Against Half the Sharks
The Anaheim Ducks began pre-season play against a San Jose split squad that looked... underwhelming. However, it's time to give props to the players that are fighting for a spot on the team. Oh, and Lukas Dostal is off to a terrific start.
17 min
Bold Predictions, Converting Forwards, and Eich...
Do the Ducks have a shot at being the worst team in the NHL? Who are the likely teams to make the playoffs in the Pacific Division? What's going on with all this Jack Eichel nonsense? Sarah Avampato joins once again to discuss all that and why the Ducks are potentially messing up Trevor Zegras.
28 min
The Rebuild is Officially On as Training Camp B...
GM Bob Murray has FINALLY used the "rebuild" word when describing the Anaheim Ducks for this coming season. Also, who will be at training camp for the Ducks, and what can Ducks fans look forward to this weekend in the OC?
24 min
Takeaways From the Arizona Rookie Faceoff (feat...
In this super-sized episode, JD begins with a recap of the last 3 games in the Valley of the Sun. The Ducks went 2-0-1 during that stretch, including a last-second victory over the Coyotes prospects! Which players were crucial in those games? Plus, Sarah joins the podcast to talk about which Kings and Ducks prospects were the most impressive... and who might need some more work.
39 min
Random Musings From the Desert? (feat. Sarah Av...
JD, Sarah, and Robyn finish their conversation from last week, and they muse about draft picks, maybe a new arena, and why fans from Toronto should stop talking crap about the Coyotes.
26 min
Previewing the Rookie Faceoff (feat. Sarah Avam...
It's a triple crossover! JD, Sarah, and Robyn talk about their respective teams as they preview the Rookie Faceoff taking place in Arizona. Which players should we watch out for in the Ducks, Kings, and Coyotes organization?
36 min
Celebrating Mexican Heritage in Hockey
Sarah Avam"pato" is back to talk about the importance of Mexican heritage for both SoCal hockey teams. Which players of Latino heritage have made a difference in the game? Also, they discuss the Spanish-language announcers for both the Kings and Ducks. Oh, and Matt Nieto is from Long Beach.
26 min
A PTO Forward Signing, and Why the Ducks Should...
The Ducks sign Tobias Rieder to a PTO contract... thus creating even more of a possible logjam at the forward position. Does he fit in with this team? Also, some rankings of the logos and home jerseys came out this week. For Ducks fans, it's not pretty.
26 min