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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.

The Unfortunate Record the Ducks May Likely Break
With the Ducks about to wrap up another road trip, JD Hernandez looks at a couple records that will likely be broken by this season's Anaheim Ducks squad. Everybody take a shot... if you're playing the Ducks! How did we get here, and was there anything that would have possibly helped them this season?
24 min
Troy Terry Returns and Helps Ducks Beat the Caps
The Anaheim Ducks finally get their 8th regulation win of the season as Troy Terry finally returns from injury, and Alex Ovechkin returns from Russia. Some wacky puck luck went the Ducks' way, some unexpected scoring took place, and John Gibson showed that he's still capable of being a quality goalie in the league. Does that raise his trade value, and could this lead to success for Gibby?
26 min
San Diego Makes A Trade, and Rocco Needs Help!
The Gulls and the Rockford Icehogs made a trade! Josiah Slavin is sent to the San Diego Gulls in exchange for defenseman-turned-forward Hunter Drew. JD Hernandez bids a fond farewell to Hunter Drew, and we welcome the Blackhawks' 7th round pick to southern California. Also, Rocco Grimaldi tries to single-handedly beat the Ontario Reign, and we may have a complicated goalie situation brewing in San Diego soon.
22 min
Anaheim Ducks Struck Down By Lightning
It was a night of Lightning strikes in Tampa Bay as the Ducks allowed six unanswered goals in another road loss, 6-1. Lukas Dostal was the victim of poor defense once again. JD Hernandez points out which players were out of sorts on defense, and if Dostal really did everything he could in this laugher.
20 min
Panthers Prevail Over Plucky Ducks Team In Over...
Another game where the Ducks' defense couldn't help out John Gibson results in an overtime loss at Florida. JD Hernandez made the prediction nine days ago that the Panthers would put up 55 shots on the Ducks... but should it have been that many shots? Which Anaheim players had a decent outing, and what went right for the Ducks?
24 min
Robbed Of A Near Goalie Fight!
The latest edition of the "Freeway Faceoff" between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks was one for the books. It could have been legendary. JD Hernandez talks about the near fight that took place between goaltenders John Gibson and Pheonix Copley... and why a fight between the two would have been incredible. Also, the Ducks' defensive woes continue with another terrible loss where the Ducks allowed 40-plus shots... again.
26 min
A New Goalie Prospect Emerges In San Diego
The goalie carousel is not just possibly happening in Anaheim! JD Hernandez talks about the possible goalie changes in San Diego because of the ripple effect of losing Anthony Stolarz temporarily. Are Lukas Dostal's days numbered in San Diego as he ascends to the Ducks? Who is this new goalie prospect that had a strong start in his first outing? Is there any hope for a possible playoff run?
24 min
The Future of Ducks Goaltending, Time To Let Gi...
With the 2023 trade deadline approaching, the Anaheim Ducks have some tough decisions to make. One of those big questions has to do with their goaltending situation in the long term. JD Hernandez explains why it's actually Lukas Dostal who might be the cornerstone goaltender in Anaheim. If the Ducks do shop John Gibson around, where are some possible landing spots for Gibby that would benefit the Ducks, as well?
27 min
Vegas Smashes the Ducks On Super Sunday
Another multi-goal loss. Another game where John Gibson is hung out to dry thanks to a lack of defense. The Ducks get trounced by the Vegas Golden Knights despite being in the game for the first 40 minutes of the game. JD Hernandez breaks down what exactly happened, and why Gibson can't entirely be blamed for this loss, or several other losses this season.
26 min
Ducks Drowned By Penguins (feat. Hunter Hodies)
It appears the tank is back on in Anaheim as the Ducks got smoked by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3 at the Ponda. Hunter Hodies (Locked On Penguins) joins the program to dissect that blowout. John Gibson tried his best to keep the Ducks afloat, including setting a franchise record with 53 saves in one game. Also, Trevor Zegras got into it with Sidney Crosby... was it warranted? Does Zegras need to be a little careful moving forward? Finally, Hunter tries to make a deal with JD as the trade deadline approaches. What can the Penguins offer the Ducks for this year's trade deadline season?
40 min
Troy Terry Injured, and Trade Deadline Decision...
The Ducks come off the All-Star break having to deal with a couple injuries to Anthony Stolarz and Troy Terry, two important cogs of the team. JD Hernandez explains why it makes sense to have Olle Eriksson Ek get called up now instead of Lukas Dostal. Also, who should the Ducks be looking to shop around this trade deadline? What about the goalie situation of the future?
22 min
Dostal's MVP Brilliance at the AHL All-Star Game
The San Diego Gulls finished the unofficial first half of the season with a pair of games at Coachella Valley where JD Hernandez had a front-row view of Lukas Dostal trying to stop the top team in the AHL. The Firebirds pulled out a last-minute victory in game one, and game two was a slaughter. Dostal then flew out to Laval where he displayed his best stuff at the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic. He was named co-MVP of the All-Star Game, and finally got some much deserved accolades.
40 min
You Get An Overtime, and You Get An Overtime!
The Anaheim Ducks sure have a habit of getting into overtime, don't they? JD Hernandez breaks down the prior two games where Anaheim needed some extra hockey on the road. John Gibson was brilliant, and who would have guessed that Leason and Megna would have multi-point nights? Finally, we give some goalie love to Anthony Stolarz who is begging for more playing time. Frankly, he deserves it.
24 min
How the AHL Could Fix the NHL All-Star Game (fe...
It's part 2 of the conversation between JD Hernandez and Sarah Avampato (Calder Farmstead) where they talk about how the AHL could improve the NHL's mid-season showcase of talent. They compare with other leagues to see how they made things fun, especially the NFL with their new "Pro Bowl Games." Also, could the NBA provide a solution for a possibly epic event next season? Finally, JD and Sarah reminisce about their 2020 AHL All-Star memories!
29 min
The NHL All-Star Game Needs Fixing (feat. Sarah...
The NHL has an All-Star Game problem, and it's not just the game, but the entire weekend. Both JD Hernandez and Sarah Avampato (Calder Farmstead) give some ideas on how the NHL should approach the skills competition, and why the NHL needs to fix it's midseason showcase of young talent.
22 min
Gulls' Season Just Like Groundhog Day (feat. Sa...
The San Diego Gulls' disappointing season continues and feels reminiscent of the movie "Groundhog Day" where the Gulls lose over, and over, and over... JD Hernandez talks about a very winnable game against the Condors, their two most recent losses including 70s Night. Finally, JD is joined by Sarah Avampato (Calder Farmstead) to talk about the AHL in general, and what Gulls fans SHOULD look forward to as the season winds down.
44 min
The Dislike For Zegras and the Ducks In General
With no hockey going on, fans from several fanbases are still up in arms over what Trevor Zegras may or may not have said against the Coyotes over the weekend. JD Hernandez talks about why Zegras may be getting all the hate, and what he needs to do in the coming months and years in this league. Also, JD talks about why there is more of an outrage over the Seattle Kraken not having a representative in this year's All-Star Game, and why the Ducks didn't get that same support 3 years ago when THEY had no ASG representative.
26 min
All-Star Break Check: Just How Bad Are the Ducks?
Now that we are in the bye week and at the unofficial "halfway point" of the season, JD Hernandez looks at where the Ducks are at this point of the season. What has been the cause of their unfortunate downfall, and what can be done to right the ship for next season? JD goes through as many stats as possible to equate what exactly has happened, including if there has actually been a little bit of bad luck involved.
31 min
A Fiery Overtime Win Against the Hated Coyotes
Trevor Zegras led the Anaheim Ducks to their first 3-game winning streak since 2021 with a 2-1 OT win against the Coyotes. John Gibson was magnificent in net, and Trevor Zegras netted the game-winning overtime goal. However, all of that was overshadowed by the fracas that took place involving Zegras. JD Hernandez tries to make sense of what exactly might have been said, and points out what was definitely NOT said between Zegras and Troy Stecher Saturday night.
31 min
A Hat Trick Against the Defending Stanley Cup C...
With the All-Star break approaching, the Ducks have put together a nice little winning streak with an unexpected victory against the Colorado Avalanche. John Gibson was unbelievable in net once again, and Frank Vatrano is starting to heat up with a hat trick! Is this a sign of good things to come?
21 min
Rocco Grimaldi Looks To Right the Ship In San D...
The San Diego Gulls entered the week looking to start a winning streak to have a chance at a playoff spot. JD Hernandez goes over the week of games including a bad loss in San Jose that resulted in Hunter Drew getting suspended and leaving the Gulls short-handed in their first visit to Coachella Valley. The Gulls tried to beat the AHL's best team at Acrisure Arena, but the lack of players led to another loss. However, the Gulls finished the week with a BIG turnaround game against the Condors where Rocco Grimaldi was the star of the game.
28 min
A Satisfying Victory Against Phoenix
The Anaheim Ducks put together their best performance of the season against the Coyotes in an atmosphere fitting for a team that plays like a college squad. Troy Terry gets back on track with an impressive 3-point night, could this be a promising sign for the rest of his season? Also, JD Hernandez rants about the arena, and everything else about the Coyotes who play in a suburb of Phoenix.
26 min
Goalies, Swifties, Duckies, and Artie's... Stay...
This one is all over the place, but we've got to talk about the difference between the Sabres rebuild and the Ducks current rebuild. Also, Trevor Zegras is definitely among the flocks of Swifties out there... and we love him for it. Will it be another Cruel Summer for the Ducks coming up later this year? Finally, what the heck is going on across the 57 freeway?
29 min
The Battle For Bedard Results In A Win (Or Loss...
The two worst teams in the NHL squared off on Thursday as the Ducks took on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Anaheim was kind enough to spot the Blue Jackets three goals before mounting a comeback we haven't seen in the Dallas Eakins era. JD Hernandez and Jay Forster (Locked On CBJ) breaks down the game, and talks about what has gone horribly wrong for both teams this season. Is there more hope next season for Anaheim or Columbus?
29 min
Singing the Blues in San Diego
The San Diego Gulls look to right the ship against their biggest rivals, the Ontario Reign. Unfortunately, the offense was simply not there and slow starts would cost the Gulls in every game last week. JD Hernandez breaks down each game, and addresses a couple key concerns for the team. Also, how are the Gulls similar to the Ducks in a certain dubious category? Get ready to collect some hats...
32 min