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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.

San Diego Gulls Also Fall To Last Place...
The San Diego Gulls enter the month of December on a 4-game losing streak... and suddenly find themselves in last place in the entire AHL. How did the Gulls get to this position? Also, who has been the bright spots for the Gulls? JD Hernandez tries his best to break down the last week of games and has some players to watch out for in the coming games.
28 min
Could This Current Ducks Team Also Be Historica...
The Anaheim Ducks' penalty kill is currently the worst in the entire NHL. However, as it stands... it would be the worst PK% in the league's history. Which team currently holds that dubious distinction? Also, how often has a team been in the bottom-2 of BOTH power play and penalty killing percentage? JD Hernandez busts out the notes and gives the answer. Also, JD talks about why this historically bad team could be worse that who holds that record.
26 min
Costly Turnovers... Still One Regulation Win
The Ducks lose an absolute heartbreaker at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Trevor Zegras' turnover in overtime gift-wrapped a 2-1 victory to the Nashville Preds in the final game of November. Who was responsible for the latest miscue, and which players shined? Also, it appears that JD is almost at 100 percent for his first solo show in a while... could he get through it?
22 min
The Ducks Are Kraked By Seattle (feat. Erica Ay...
A still-not-quite 100-percent JD Hernandez is back to talk about the Ducks' latest loss to the surging Seattle Kraken. At least the power play was working, but everything else wasn't. JD brings in Erica Ayala (Locked On Kraken) to talk about who made a difference on the Seattle side... and bring up the coaching situation in Anaheim. Is it finally time for some changes?
28 min
Sens Stun the Ducks (feat. Brandon Piller & Ros...
As JD Hernandez is still recovering from having nearly no voice, he brings in the Sens guys! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan (Locked On Senators) talk a bit about the Ducks' Black Friday loss to Ottawa at the Ponda. Which Sens players stood out the most in the blowout game, and where did it all go south for the struggling Ducks? They also talk about the Ducks' top line, Brady Tkachuk having his way with Ryan Strome and the rest of the team. Finally, has time FINALLY run out on coach Dallas Eakins?
36 min
Giving Thanks For A Streak Ending! (feat. Sarah...
It's a special Thanksgiving episode, and despite barely having any voice left, JD Hernandez is going to give it a go! Oh, but he's got help on this one. Sarah Avampato (Calder Farmstead) joins once again to talk about the Ducks FINALLY ending their streak of not winning any regulation games. They talk about the brilliance of Troy Terry, and just how many points he could possibly get this season. Finally, JD and Sarah share what Ducks fans should be thankful for... and what they each are thankful for!
28 min
The Trade Winds Are Approaching Like the Santa ...
Now that we're at the quarter-post of the NHL season, JD Hernandez talks about the trade rumors already swirling around the last-place Ducks. JD Hernandez (and later Sarah Avampato) talk about some of the names addressed in the trade rumors, and who would be most likely to be headed out the door. What could teams gain from those expiring contracts, and who are some teams that could go after the Ducks' trade targets?
26 min
A Pair Of Losses in St. Louis Extends A Bad Str...
It's still a bagel under the "Regulation Wins" category for the Anaheim Ducks... 19 games in. The Ducks are approaching an NHL record after a pair of losses in the Gateway City. One game saw the Ducks get pulverized early on, and the other saw the Ducks give up an initial goal only 11 seconds into the game. JD Hernandez tries to make sense of it at first, but then enlists the help of Sarah Avampato (Calder Farmstead) to break down how bad the Ducks (and their affiliate) are doing right now. Is there ANY hope in the near future?
36 min
A Peek Into Gulls Analytics, Who Should Get Cal...
In this special bonus edition of "Locked On Anaheim Ducks," JD Hernandez is joined by Sean O'Brien (The Calder Farmstead) to talk about some of the analytics featured on his website. First, they cover the Gulls' forward lines, and talk at length about Rocco Grimaldi who could be a late call-up for the Ducks. They also bring up which defensemen have had the greatest impacts on both sides of the ice. Finally, is Lukas Dostal ready to be a full-time back-up in the NHL? All of those topics and more are included in this super-sized podcast!
44 min
A Last Minute Loss Continues A Bad Streak
The Anaheim Ducks' bad fortunes continued in Winnipeg as they allowed a late goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 victory. Kyle Connor scored a hat trick and single-handedly willed the Jets to a crushing victory. JD Hernandez breaks down how Connor even scored with all five Ducks players surrounding him, and what went wrong in this game. Also, with that loss... the Ducks put themselves in the record books amongst worst starts in NHL history. Finally, the Ducks have a penchant for blowing games late in the 3rd period... is this a horrible pattern?
28 min
Lukas Dostal, Your AHL Player of the Week!
The San Diego Gulls entered the week on a high after shutting out the Silver Knights... and the hot goaltending continued against the Bakersfield Condors and Ontario Reign. Lukas Dostal provided the Gulls with stellar goaltending as he was named the AHL's Player of the Week! However, the Gulls couldn't keep up their winning ways due to getting shut out twice in the last week. What is going on with the Gulls lack of offense, and their spotty-at-times defense? JD Hernandez tries to make sense of the last week of Gulls hockey.
26 min
A Thrilling Overtime Victory on Hockey Fights C...
What a game! The Anaheim Ducks pulled a rabbit out of their hat with a come-from-behind victory against the Detroit Red Wings in overtime. JD Hernandez breaks down all the action, including another failed penalty kill, the return of Sam Carrick, and the last few minutes of the game. John Klingberg is finally on the board... could this be a good sign for the soon-to-be free agent? Also, the brilliance of Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry.
29 min
Defensive Troubles & Hall of Fame Talk
To say the least, the Ducks have had some big troubles on the defensive end. As the losses continue to mount, JD Hernandez looks at which players are showing up the bottom of analytics lists. Also, JD talks about the 2022 Hockey Hall of Fame class and their importance in the sport of hockey.
29 min
Injuries, and Another Ticked Off Incoming Oppon...
JD Hernandez is finally back from the East Coast and ready to talk some Ducks hockey... and we begin with more roster movement. Which defenseman got the call-up, and who should get a call-up soon? Also, JD takes a look around the league and how that may affect the Ducks' upcoming game over the weekend.
25 min
A Lacrosse Goal That Doesn't Count, and Mighty ...
It's a bonus Thursday night episode (from 35,000 feet) and JD Hernandez breaks down the Trevor Zegras "Michigan" goal that wasn't. Trevor Zegras performs his insane sorcery once again... but who's to blame for the insane goal being waved off? Speaking of Zegras, he joins Troy Terry and Max Jones on the set of "Mighty Ducks: Game Changers" and show off their acting chops! Finally, JD reluctantly talks about the previous game against Minnesota.
22 min
Admirals Gives the Gulls Fits With Sam Carrick ...
Gulls Thursday is here as we look back at the previous three games back in SoCal. The Milwaukee Admirals came into San Diego... and had their way with the Gulls despite the return of former Gulls captain, Sam Carrick. However, a quick turnaround helped out the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Henderson to right the ship. Finally, JD Hernandez takes a look around the league for the first time this season and talks about this season's playoff structure.
24 min
Defense Optional Over the Weekend, and Marathon...
The Ducks' previous two games over the weekend were not ideal defensively as Anaheim continues to allow too many shots and rely on their goaltending way too much. JD Hernandez talks about the victory over the Sharks and which players made a difference. Also, Dallas Eakins has deployed some lines that left fans scratching their heads. Finally, JD reflects on completing a grueling New York City Marathon course, and how hockey brings people together.
26 min
Vancouver Deals the Ducks Another Bad Loss
The Ducks' defensive woes continue as they allow a whopping 8 goals in Vancouver. JD Hernandez tries to break down the game without breaking down, including another turning point in the game that is caused by another close goaltender interference call. Also, John Gibson's struggles are growing... what should be the plan for Gibby?
25 min
Gulls Travel to BC and Bako, Who Deserves a Cal...
The San Diego Gulls had a 3-game road trip last week beginning in Abbotsford, BC and finishing in Bakersfield. We saw some brilliance from the Gulls in a long game on Saturday, and a concerning start for Lukas Dostal. JD Hernandez and John Broadbent (Defend the Nest) explain how those poor starts were not all Dostal's fault. They also go deep into which players should get called up to the Ducks, and who will ultimately get sent down. Finally, JD talks about a weird game in Bako.
39 min
Crazy Times in the Shark Tank Leads to a Shooto...
The Ducks had a crazy performance at the SAP Center in San Jose winning in a late-night shootout. The top-6 was at it once again putting up multiple goals and providing pretty much all the offense. Which players were the most impressive, and did the Ducks just commit the biggest blunder of the season?
23 min
Drysdale Injured, and Rosters Shuffling
20 min
Trevor Zegras Gives the Ducks A Sigh of Re-Leaf
The stellar play of Trevor Zegras forces Toronto to Leaf Anaheim with only 1 point. JD Hernandez breaks down the Dia de los Muertos special, including how the refs may have helped out Toronto, and how the Leafs couldn't take advantage of the multiple opportunities given to them. JD also breaks down the now-iconic game-winning goal from Zegras, and how he has grown over the past 3 years. Also, how does this game impact both the Leaf Blowers and the Patos? Finally, JD waxes poetic about the importance of having more Spanish-language broadcasts from Anaheim.
35 min
Unlucky 7 Losses In A Row
The Anaheim Ducks leave Las Vegas with another loss. This time, it's a 4-0 shutout at the hands of... Logan Thompson? Dallas Eakins winds up going 11/7, the special teams are still struggling, and lines were shuffled around so much that it was hard to keep up. JD Hernandez tries to make sense of the latest loss... can this team somehow turn it around?
25 min
A Couple of Reign-y Games, A Long Replay, and a...
It's Gulls Thursday, and JD Hernandez brings you up to date on the happenings with the Ducks' AHL affiliate. First, a goalie duel takes place at Pechanga Arena against Ontario. Then the scene shifts up to the Inland Empire where a long replay changed the entire scope of the game... a game where the Gulls had all the momentum. Finally, JD breaks down the Gulls' victory against the Colorado Eagles, the impossible angle goal from Jacob Perreault, and the kindness of the San Diego Gulls fans, who are amongst the best in the AHL.
40 min
Six Straight Losses for the Anaheim Ducks...
The Ducks return home after going 0-fer on their East Coast road trip... only to lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Anaheim has now lost 6 games in a row, and they are left asking several questions. Which players have looked less than stellar, and who can support the top line featuring Troy Terry and Trevor Zegras? Also, JD talks about the possible lineup shakeups, and another rookie getting benched by Dallas Eakins.
23 min