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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.

Losing Streak Reaches Six, Too Many Penalties
The Anaheim Ducks are in the midst of a horrible 6-game losing streak after their hot start to the season. JD Hernandez tries to explore some of the possible reasons for the Ducks' recent slump. One major reason the Ducks are in dire straights is the lack of discipline. Too many penalties against the Kings and Oilers resulted in two very bad losses over the weekend. Also, when are the best chances for the streak to end?
23 min
Ten Straight Gulls Losses... How Did They Get H...
It has gone from bad to worse for the San Diego Gulls as their losing streak has now reached double digits. JD Hernandez talks about the last couple games, including a heartbreaking loss in overtime to Charlotte that the Gulls didn't deserve to lose. How did this long streak materialize, and what needs to change soon? Is it possible for the Gulls to right the ship in time to make some kind of run later in the season?
29 min
This Start Is Fun... But We've Been Here Before
The Ducks are off to a hot start and they look fantastic, but should we still temper our expectations just a smidge? JD Hernandez returns to talk about how the Ducks were in this very predicament two years ago and wound up being one of the worst teams in the NHL. Also, could the Oilers' downfall continue to get worse and help the Ducks sneak into a playoff spot?
23 min
Leo Making His Mark, Second Line Looking Strong...
Leo Carlsson had himself quite a weekend netting 4 points in two games, including a hat trick! JD Hernandez begins the week talking about the loss to Philly, and the win against the San Jose Sharks... a team who is deep in last place. Finally, with Trevor Zegras out, the already-hot second line has needed to step up even more, and they are answering the call in a big way.
25 min
Winning Streak Ends At 6, But Are the Ducks For...
The Anaheim Ducks are off to a flying start and boasted their longest winning streak since... only two years ago. JD Hernandez talks about the good behind this hot start and if this team could actually make some noise this season... and also why everyone should still remain calm. Even though the streak ended with a shutout loss against the Penguins, there was still some positives to take from the game. Finally, could the Oilers' sudden downfall be the Ducks' benefit?
29 min
Troubling Times For the Gulls
Once again live from Acrisure Arena, JD Hernandez is back with another installment of "Gulls Thursday" after the Gulls lost their 7th consecutive game in Palm Desert. What exactly has gone wrong for the Gulls, and what happened to all the young talent that was supposed to lead this team? Also, are the two blown leads in Charlotte a bad sign... or bad luck? Also, which players stood out against the Coachella Valley Firebirds, and is there hope on the horizon?
27 min
A Troy Terry Hat Trick On Dia de Los Muertos Ni...
It was a special night at the Pond as Troy Terry showed up in a BIG way. JD Hernandez enjoys hat tossing, especially when it comes off a Troy Terry hat trick! It might be time to revisit the Terry captain bandwagon... or maybe someone else could better be suited as the future captain of the Ducks? We break down each goal, including the game winner in overtime. Also, we look back on previous Dia de Los Muertos games, including revisiting the "El Capitan" game, and the Ducks enter some rare air with their third hat trick in less than a month.
26 min
Can the Gulls Right the Ship?
The San Diego Gulls suddenly find themselves at the bottom of the standings again... and find themselves going back to some bad habits. JD Hernandez is back with "Gulls Thursday" to talk about what's been wrong the last few games, and how bad the defense AND special teams have been... again. Also, some thoughts on the Dia de los Muertos holiday.
25 min
A Perfect Road Trip Punctuated With A Miraculou...
Here we go! The Anaheim Ducks pulled off an incredible 4-0 road trip against some top-tier teams, and finished the trip with an incredible short-handed goal from Mason McTavish. JD Hernandez is back from Acrisure Arena to talk about the best line in hockey... the two former NY Rangers and the young sniper who has been making a name for himself. What has been making that line work so well, and can this continue? Also, we look back on the road trip, and Lukas Dostal showing up clutch again and ready to take the #1 goalie role from John Gibson?
25 min
Gulls Defense Lacking In Pair Of Losses
Poor defense, costly turnovers, and a lack of discipline cost the Gulls a pair of games over the past week. JD Hernandez is back with the latest edition of "Gulls Thursday" to discuss their loss to Ontario, and a close loss in Tucson. Also, there is one player in particular who continues to stand out among the team... and a couple players who need to work through a couple aspects of their game.
29 min
Reign Get Swept By the Gulls and the Regenda Ag...
It's the return of Gulls Thursday! JD Hernandez brings back the weekly Gulls-specific episodes where we talk about a weekend sweep in Ontario?!? Yes, the new, young faces showed what they are made of against an Ontario team that may have taken a step back in the off-season. Pavol Regenda is off to a flying start, but which other Gulls players stood out in the two-game set?
21 min
Let's Meet the 2023-24 San Diego Gulls!
This year's San Diego Gulls team is looking stronger than ever with a new coaching staff AND a very young nucleus that could cause havoc in the AHL. JD Hernandez breaks down this immensely talented roster by position and gives some thoughts on the possible breakout stars, and which players should expect a call-up to the Ducks.
27 min
The Newest 21st Duck, and Some Early Impressions
The Anaheim Ducks continue the incredible tradition of introducing a "21st Duck" of the team for the season. This year, that honor goes to Trent Sullivan who has overcome so much and is still giving back to the community. JD Hernandez talks about the importance of this tradition, some early-season impressions of the team, and a young player coming back to the roster sooner rather than later (just announced he's coming back tomorrow).
25 min
Sunday's Home Opener Was A Magical One
The Anaheim Ducks put up an offensive explosion against the Carolina Hurricanes, and that was led by the hat trick from Frank Vatrano. JD Hernandez talks about the defense over the first two games of the season, the season-opening loss in Las Vegas, and the triumphant return home with the 30th anniversary jerseys.
29 min
Let's Meet the 2023-24 Anaheim Ducks!
A new era in Anaheim Ducks hockey begins as the rosters are now set for this coming season... and the kids are finally getting a chance to play! JD Hernandez breaks down the rosters by position and gives the players who is set for a huge breakout season. Overall, how will this roster possibly take the next step in the rebuild and who might come up later in the season from San Diego?
28 min
Injuries and the Effect On the Opening Night Ro...
A tale as old as time, players getting injured in their prime... the Anaheim Ducks. JD Hernandez is back from Acrisure Arena to talk about the latest injuries and how that shifts the opening night looks for not only the Ducks roster, but the San Diego Gulls as well. Could we be looking at another long season for both squads?
21 min
New Contracts, Future Salaries, Pre-Season Woes
Some big contracts were signed, but not the long-term deals that some expected. JD Hernandez is back from Acrisure Arena to talk about the Zegras and Drysdale contracts and what they mean for the Ducks both in the short-term and the long-term. Also, what is the salary outlook for the Ducks in the future with the salary cap sure to go up by nearly $10 million in the next three years. Finally, JD looks briefly at the final three games of the pre-season, including two brutal losses to the Coyotes, and a bad injury to the Gulls' captain.
24 min
Anaheim Ducks Season Preview | After a historic...
11 min
BONUS EPISODE: Western Conference Preview Spec...
58 min
Stars Shine In the Desert
We're back with another episode from Acrisure Arena! JD Hernandez is joined by KESQ's Bailey Arredondo at the start to talk about that wild game, and the crowd atmosphere in Palm Desert. Also, JD highlights which Ducks stood out the most, and a moment that further supports why Troy Terry should be the next captain for the Anaheim Ducks. Finally, we look ahead to the rest of the pre-season schedule and the continuing rivalry with the Coyotes.
23 min
Trevor Zegras Finally Signs 3-Year Extension
After months of waiting, the Ducks signed Trevor Zegras to a three-year contract extension just before the start of the 2023-24 season. JD Hernandez breaks down the contract and how it helps the team in both the short-term and the long-term. Also, what could a future contract look like for Z? Finally, this leaves one RFA that is still not signed... Jamie Drysdale is still working out the details of a contract, but what could that look like?
23 min
The Comeback At Coachella!
The Anaheim Ducks pull off an incredible comeback scoring two goals in the final minute giving them a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. JD Hernandez records from Acrisure Arena following the game and gives some immediate thoughts on the game, breaks down some of the goals, and gives some overall thoughts on what went right for the Ducks, and how some parts of this game could be a good sign going forward to the regular season.
25 min
Predictions For the 2023-24 Season...
** Recorded early Friday before Ducks game in San Diego ** Now it's time for the annual awful predictions for the Anaheim Ducks. JD Hernandez brings his maybe too optimistic predictions for the upcoming 2023-24 season. The Ducks finished in last place a year ago, so at least we know it couldn't possibly get any worse. Where will the Ducks likely finish in the standings, and which players will break out big time?
24 min
Making Roster Predictions For This Season
The season is quickly approaching... who will make the opening night roster? JD Hernandez makes TWO sets of roster predictions: one for the opening night and the first week(s) of the season, and another for when Zegras & Drysdale eventually get signed. Who has the potential of getting a fair chance when the season opens, and how could the makeup of the roster change once the two young stars come back?
26 min
A TV Deal Is Announced, the Ducks Are Flying Un...
The Ducks FINALLY announce a television deal that will keep them on Bally Sports... for now. JD Hernandez talks about the new TV deal, and where you can watch the majority of games. With this new deal, that assures that 79 games will be shown locally... and only 3 nationally televised games. Is Anaheim's lack of national attention a good thing, a bad thing? Finally, it's never too early to think about the trade deadline and what signings the Ducks should make NEXT year.
21 min