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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.

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
Let's Be Honest About Where This Team Is
It's time to sit down and think about how the Ducks ended up with this horrible start, and if there is any hope for this team on the near horizon. JD Hernandez breaks down where the Anaheim Ducks are currently at and how they got here. What has contributed to this bad start? Will the schedule help out the Ducks at all? Where are the Ducks going? Finally, JD looks at action across the league, and where the Ducks sit in the standings. (Hint: It's not good)
25 min
Let's Talk About the 0-fer Road Trip
The Anaheim Ducks went winless on a 5-game road trip that once showed some promise... and JD Hernandez isn't going to mince words about it. After a lopsided loss to the Detroit Red Wings, the Ducks are left to answer a plethora of questions, and needing to work on several aspects of their game. JD goes over some troubling trends on the defensive end, and especially on the special teams. Finally, which players have underperformed so far in this young season?
35 min
Some Honest Thoughts on TLOPN
JD Hernandez gives his thoughts on the recent video from a different show on the Locked On Podcast Network, and why every opinion matters. JD also gives some shoutouts not only to the rest of the NHL colleagues, but the fantastic Ducks podcasts across the internet. Also, some thoughts on the program going forward and what to expect.
28 min
Reverse Retro 2.0 Jersey Talk!
The Anaheim Ducks, along with the rest of the NHL, revealed their Reverse Retro 2.0 jerseys. Anaheim went back to the 90s... but with a twist! JD Hernandez talks about the newest jersey set to debut in early November. Is this a top jersey in the league, and should it go into the regular mix of Ducks primary jerseys? Also, which teams has the best and worst Reverse Retro jerseys this season?
30 min
Gulls Thursday Returns! San Diego Splits a Pair...
It's Thursday... and that means it's time for Gulls Thursday on "Locked On Ducks!" JD Hernandez talks about opening weekend on the road for the Ducks' AHL affiliate. San Diego routs the Griffins in the season opener, but the tables are quickly turned in the 2nd game of the set. Also, JD examines some troubling trends from Lukas Dostal, and looks ahead at the upcoming schedule.
25 min
The Devils Down the Defenseless Ducks (feat. Tr...
The Anaheim Ducks lose their 3rd consecutive game on the road, this time to the lowly New Jersey Devils who also has a coach currently in the hot seat. Trey Matthews (Locked On Devils) joins in on the discussion of the latest game and talks about how the Devils mounted a comeback. Also, JD Hernandez talks about the lack of defense the Ducks are displaying right now with some horrifying stats.
41 min
Troubling Trends to Start the East Coast Road Trip
The Anaheim Ducks' first two road games of the season have been less than ideal. After losses to both New York teams, JD Hernandez breaks down exactly what went wrong, and which players are most responsible for the poor defense to start the season, particularly on the penalty kill. Although it's a small sample size, where does the shot differential rank in the NHL so far?
25 min
All About the 21st Duck
26 min
Let's Meet Your 2022-23 San Diego Gulls
The 2022-23 AHL season is officially underway, and JD Hernandez has the latest on the opening night roster for the Ducks' AHL affiliate, San Diego Gulls! Lukas Dostal & Olle Eriksson Ek are back as the goalie tandem, but how will they share the net this season? Also, a SoCal native makes a return to the team while another SoCal native is sadly left off the team. Who were a couple of the players that were on the brink of making the team that surprised JD?
26 min
An Opening Night Comeback Led By Troy Terry!
The Anaheim Ducks pull off a 3rd period come-from-behind victory against the Seattle Kraken who proved that a 2-goal lead is the most dangerous lead in hockey. Troy Terry was magnificent bookending a pair of goals in the beginning and end of a 5-4 triumph. The two young superstars, Trevor Zegras and Mason McTavish, also had terrific games helping out the Ducks. Finally, JD Hernandez reminds folks that the season is a marathon... and not a sprint, while at the same time sharing how this relates to a personal goal.
34 min
Let's Meet Your 2022-23 Anaheim Ducks!
With the new season approaching, it's time to meet the opening night roster for the 22-23 Anaheim Ducks! JD Hernandez breaks down the roster for each position, and how they might line up once the first regular season puck drop happens. Also, who got cut and where may they end up? Who could be some key players for the Ducks in this new campaign? It's time to start fresh... now these games count.
31 min
The End of the Ducks' Preseason, and Impression...
The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks finished their pre-season series with a crazy game at the building formerly known as Staples. There is some concern for John Gibson, and the bottom-6 for the Ducks have stepped up in a huge way. Which players in the 7 games that don't matter impressed the most? Finally, JD Hernandez addresses the allegations surrounding hockey as a whole right now.
31 min
Injury Updates, and More Hughes/Zegras Bromance...
Ahead of the final pre-season game, some good news on the Ducks' roster as Trevor Zegras is practicing and making his return! Also, JD Hernandez and Trey Matthews (Locked On Devils) continue their conversation about Zegras and Jack Hughes.
28 min
The Battle of the Bromance: Zegras vs Hughes
JD Hernandez is joined by Trey Matthews (Locked On NJ Devils) to bring some brevity to the podcast and discuss which of the two young stars is better right now: Trevor Zegras or Jack Hughes. Which young star is already proving himself, and who is ready to possibly 1-up his bestie as far as contract money goes?
28 min
The Ducks Battle the Kings in a High-Scoring Pr...
Tuesday night was a wild night at the Ponda between the Kings and Ducks... as usual. Believe it or not, it was the prospective 4th line that did most of the damage against the crosstown rivals. Which Ducks were the most impressive, and which guys have played their way to an opening night roster spot? Who could be on the outside looking in after this week? JD Hernandez breaks down the game, and how the roster could shape up in a few days.
26 min
600th Episode of "Locked On Ducks!" Injuries, I...
The injury bug continues to hit the Ducks in the pre-season as Urho Vaakanainen suffers a scary injury at the Pond. Also, an update on the Trevor Zegras injury is finally given. Also, Rocco Grimaldi continues to impress during this pre-season. Did he earn himself a roster spot during this PTO? Finally, JD Hernandez celebrates the 600th episode at the end of the podcast. What are some of his favorite episodes?
28 min
Further Cuts, and the Gulls Team Taking Shape
The Anaheim Ducks make 11 more cuts on the training camp roster. Which names were cut from the team? Also, the San Diego Gulls roster is beginning to form. Who else could make the final cut, and who will likely wind up in San Diego... for now?
25 min
Trevor Zegras Injured Against Phoenix...
The Phoenix Coyotes strike again. This time, it is the Tucson Roadrunners' Jan Jenik who just made the list. Jenik laid out a massive hit towards the head of Trevor Zegras, and now the Ducks' budding superstar is undergoing further tests and may miss some time. Was the hit dirty? What about the history between these two teams? JD Hernandez goes through every possible angle.
23 min
Crunching Some Cap Numbers for the Future
The first round of cuts are made, and 4 players are sent back to juniors, including Sasha Pastujov. What would it take for those guys to make the Ducks next season and beyond? Also, JD Hernandez crunches some numbers and looks at how to salary cap increases could affect the Ducks... and how much should they pay their young core starting next season?
26 min
Predictions For the Upcoming 2022-23 Season
JD Hernandez is back with his canine companion, and he is ready to make some predictions for this season. How much improvement can we see from last year's breakout star, Troy Terry? What will the fate for Dallas Eakins be? Finally, who could possibly be the most improved player for the Ducks this season?
27 min
Season 4 Debut, Exhibition Games Begin, and a T...
JD Hernandez welcomes everyone to season 4 of "Locked On Ducks," thus beginning a new season of hope and excitement. First, the Ducks begin their pre-season schedule with a stop in Tucson to play the not-quite-Coyotes at the home of the Roadrunners. After some talk about which players have shown some strides at training camp and the first game, JD gives his thanks to everyone over the past week.
29 min
Quick Reaction to the Ducks' Rookie Faceoff
The Anaheim Ducks go 1-2 in the Rookie Faceoff at San Jose's new home for the Barracuda. JD Hernandez breaks down the 3 games and who was impressive the most. Which defensemen are more likely to make the big squad outright? What should be the plan moving forward? Who will wind up being a depth piece for the Gulls?
24 min