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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.

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
Log Jams For Both SoCal Teams
So the Ducks and Kings both have their respective log jams in certain positions... and the Ducks certainly have a need in one position. How about a hypothetical trade? Could it improve the Ducks?
34 min
A Little Birdy Told Me About Gustafsson
Sarah Avampato is back in SoCal for "Locked On SoCal Hockey" They discuss which free agents, if any, might be worth signing. Also, what the heck are the Vancouver Canucks doing? Finally, NHL players will make a return to the Olympics... maybe.
34 min
A New Season Blooms in Irvine
It's the official return of a new season, and we begin with a look at what moves the Ducks could potentially make with all the cap space. Also, we take a look at the Ducks' rookie scrimmage and which players looked most impressive. Which player deserves a legit shot at the big club?
29 min
It's Time to Welcome Back the Ducks!
Welcome back to "Locked On Ducks" for the 3rd season of the Dallas Eakins era... and this podcast. JD Hernandez returns with all new episodes to kick off the upcoming 2021-22 season, and discusses how the team currently looks... and which young players we can look forward to seeing both in Anaheim and San Diego.
17 min
Season Two Wrap-Up Show
In this quick-hit episode, JD Hernandez concludes the 2nd season of "Locked On Ducks" with a multitude of thanks, and explains why the show has taken a back seat, and when the show will return with regular episodes. Thank you for your continued support.
12 min
Mock Drafting All-Pacific Division Teams
Jason Hernandez and Sarah Avampato are back to create some fun chaos. It's a Pacific Division mock draft as they attempt to field the best teams while staying under the cap, thus proving just how weak this division really is. Who drafted the best team? Which players were plucked from the Ducks and Kings? Are the Sharks really THAT bad?
48 min
Catching Up on Signings and Schedule Changes Al...
A quick-hit update podcast on the latest signings from the Ducks, and already changes in the Ducks schedule! Who is coming back for the Ducks? How good are those signings, and what about the rookie signings? Where are they headed?
19 min
Fare Thee Well... For Now
JD opens up the mailbag on the 378th edition of "Locked On Ducks," and opines about celebrating in hockey. Also, what games are we most looking forward to this coming Ducks season?
26 min
Let's Meet the Rest of the Draft Picks!
After a week of introducing each draft pick one episode at a time, JD thought we should meet the rest of the draft picks in one fell swoop. The final 5 picks are all introduced in this episode, and why was it important for the Ducks to draft a goalie late in this draft. What do these picks mean for their possible approach in the 2022 NHL Draft? Also, the latest on the Jack Eichel drama.
31 min
I Had a Dream (feat. Sarah Avampato)
JD had a dream about who would be in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final... who would those teams be, and what does Corey Perry have to do with all of this? Sarah Avampato joins the program once again to catch up on all the happenings in the NHL's off-season, including the horrible decisions made by the Carolina Hurricanes.
38 min
Let's Meet Sasha Pastujov... and 4 Other New Pl...
JD Hernandez does a deep profile on the Anaheim Ducks' 3rd round pick... and why he may end up never suiting up in Anaheim. Plus, we look at four new AHL signings that will surely boost the San Diego Gulls' offense next season.
23 min
Let's Meet Olen Zellweger!
JD Hernandez goes in depth about the Anaheim Ducks' 2nd round pick, Olen Zellweger, and why this might end up being a steal of a pick for the Ducks. What are some of his strengths going into juniors next year, and when could he possibly get called up to San Diego and Anaheim? Also, some breaking news on Ryan Getzlaf.
25 min
Let's Meet Mason McTavish!
JD Hernandez takes a very deep dive into the Anaheim Ducks' 1st round pick, Mason McTavish. How did he shoot up so high in the draft rankings, and why could the pick possibly make sense for the Ducks future? Also, is Ryan Getzlaf on the way out?
27 min
An Interview with Former Duck, Andy Sutton
In this special episode, Jason Hernandez talks with former Anaheim Duck and CEO of Verbero Hockey, Andy Sutton. They talk about his company and how it makes a difference in the lives of several former hockey players. They also talk about his time in Anaheim, Corey Perry, and even had some fun about who was the jokester in the Ducks' locker room.
31 min
BONUS: Introducing the Anaheim Ducks 2021 Draft...
In this bonus weekend episode, JD explains possibly why the Ducks took a chance by selecting Mason McTavish with the #3 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. Also, a quick look at the rest of the players the Ducks chose in the draft.
21 min
It's Ducks Draft Day! (feat. Kyle Demetrius)
The NHL Draft is finally here, and the Ducks #3 pick is hanging in the balance. If the Anaheim Ducks don't deal that pick away, who should they draft with it? Kyle Demetrius (Locked On Sharks) comes on the podcast to break down some possible choices with that 3rd pick. Who is still in the running for Jack Eichel?
22 min
Triple Crossover Expansion Draft Madness (feat....
It's a super-sized episode with Seth Toupal (Locked On Wild) and Jared Ellis (Locked On Hurricanes) as they discuss everything about the expansion draft, and the trading window that has opened up!
39 min
Expansion Draft Leaks, Schedule Leaks, and an I...
JD begins the episode with some leaked news about the Ducks being reportedly out of the Eichel sweepstakes, and who the Seattle Kraken will likely take in the Expansion Draft. Who will the Ducks lose? Also, we've got some scheduling news. Finally, JD teases an upcoming interview with Andy Sutton (Verbero Hockey) as he also gives his take on the expansion draft and Jack Eichel!
28 min
Our Mock Expansion Draft Picks Are Revealed (fe...
Which teams had some surprising omissions from their protected lists, and who is likely to go? Both JD Hernandez and Sarah Avampato (Locked on Kings) make their picks for the Seattle Kraken in their mock expansion drafts. Which one of them actually chose Carey Price and why?
37 min
Anaheim's Protected List, and Who Could Seattle...
The Ducks & Gulls made a couple re-signings before revealing their protected list in the upcoming Kraken expansion draft. Which players were protected? Also, who will the Seattle Kraken likely take from the Ducks? A young defender looking to prove himself, or a veteran looking for a fresh start in the PNW?
26 min
The Calm Before the Expansion Storm! (feat. Sar...
It's the day before the expansion lists come out for both SoCal teams. Sarah Avampato joins the show again to talk about who each team may or may not expose. Also, they go over the rules of this expansion draft, and why Vegas doesn't have to expose anyone.
33 min
New Gulls Coach & the Brothers Carrick Are Back...
It's a super-sized season finale of "Locked On Gulls," and we have TWO guests! Scott Matla (Locked On Habs) comes on to talk about the Gulls' new coach, Joel Bouchard, his time in Laval, and why he might be the perfect fit in San Diego... and later Anaheim. Also, John Broadbent (Defend the Nest) joins the show to discuss the importance of Sam and Trevor Carrick being re-signed.
37 min
What To Do with Adam Henrique?
JD talks more on the Jack Eichel sweepstakes and why the Ducks are still the favorite to land the Sabres' young star. Plus, how should the Ducks deal with Adam Henrique? What are the best options for Anaheim in the long term?
21 min
What Does the Gulls New Hire Mean for the Ducks?
Joel Bouchard is the new head coach of the San Diego Gulls... but what could that mean for the Anaheim Ducks in the 2022-23 season and beyond? Plus, you thought the Corey Perry buyout was bad? We have a new champion for most expensive buyouts in the Minnesota Wild... and how they took themselves out of the Jack Eichel sweepstakes.
21 min
Stanley Cup Repeat in Tampa (feat. Sarah Avampato)
JD and Sarah are back to go over their final prediction and review the 2021 Stanley Cup Final. How did the Lightning pull off the repeat? What corrections did they have to make from a previous podcast? Should we get more interesting post-game comments from now on?
39 min
Top Gulls Plays, LeFebvre Moves On, and Breakin...
We look back at the best plays from the Gulls this past season, Jay Forster (Locked on CBJ) comes on to talk about former Gulls' assistant, Sylvain Lefebvre... and some breaking news in the coaching department as the Gulls name a new head coach!
18 min
Let's Get Weird! (feat. Sarah Avampato)
JD and Sarah Avampato are back to get some theoretically weird ideas going in regards to the expansion draft and free agency. Who should both the Ducks and Kings look into picking up in free agency, and what kind of wacky ideas do they have in mind?
32 min
How Pat Maroon Could Enter Rarefied Air
Former Anaheim Duck, Pat Maroon, could become only the 4th player in NHL history to win 3-plus consecutive Cups with multiple teams. Who are the other three, and what weird connection do the last two have?
17 min
Stanley Cup Patches and Jersey Collections! (fe...
Sarah Avampato is back to talk about... jersey patches with JD? With the Habs wearing special "Finale de la Coupe Stanley" patches, they discuss how the NHL could make Cup Final patches more unique! Plus, what's in their jersey collection, and which ones are missing from their collection?
31 min
Roll Out the Red Carpet for NHL Awards!
JD Hernandez and Sarah Avampato are your co-hosts in summarizing this year's NHL Awards presented by Built Bar! Which awards were obvious, and which ones could have gone to different individuals? Oh, and McDavid, am I right?
37 min
A Deep Look at the Gulls' Defensemen!
JD looks over the past season of the Gulls' defensive corps.... and why Jamie Drysdale wasn't the best D man in San Diego this season. Also, which guys deserve a legit shot at the Ducks roster next season.
23 min
Stanley Cup Lifters, and New Outdoor Games!
Sarah Avampato and JD discuss who should lift the Cup second after the winning captain initially collects the ultimate hockey prize. Also, they have a small surprise as they talk about the outdoor games taking place next season... who else deserves an outdoor game for 2023?
38 min
Green Room Mailbag, and Introducing a New Host!
The Green Room mailbag is officially open! Several of you had questions, and those questions were answered. JD tackles the question about why certain players are exempt from having to be protected, who the Kraken should take, and which free agents the Ducks should look to re-sign. Plus, it's time to informally introduce a new host to the Locked On Podcast Network!
28 min
Cup Final Predictions, Why You Should Root for ...
In this super-sized episode, Sarah Avampato joins the program once again to conclude the 2nd annual Stanley Cup Playoff predictions! Will Sarah's streak of picking against the Habs continue and lead them to win it all? Finally, Laura Saba (Locked On Canadiens) wants to see more Ducks fans join the Habs' bandwagon... and why you should root for Montreal against Tampa Bay!
41 min
Should We Have NHL Players at the Olympics, and...
With the 2022 Winter Olympics fast approaching, the big question that will be answered over the summer is: Will NHL'ers still be permitted to play in Beijing? Sarah Avampato joins the program to help tackle that topic. Also, they discuss women's Olympic hockey, and the NWHL!
31 min
Taking a Deep Look at the Gulls' Forwards for 2...
It's Gulls Thursday! This time, JD takes a look at the Gulls' forwards from this past season. This time, he brought in John Broadbent (Defend the Nest) to help evaluate the prospects, veterans, and other underrated players. Also, which players deserve to get re-signed, and which Gulls player reminds John of Corey Perry?
36 min
What Could a Jack Eichel Trade Package Look Lik...
The Jack Eichel sweepstakes could potentially start with that #3 pick from the Anaheim Ducks. Joe DiBiase (WGR 550AM) comes on to discuss what it would take for the Ducks to swipe Eichel away from Buffalo.
33 min
Catching Up On the NHL Semifinals
Corey Perry is bloodied up while celebrating an overtime win... and what does a wedding have to do with a game-winning goal? We catch up on the 4 teams left vying for Lord Stanley's Cup.
20 min
Jack Eichel Trade Rumors Flying, and More On St...
Taylor Blake Ward joins the program as we talk more about the recent hiring of Mike Stothers as an assistant coach. Plus, the Jack Eichel trade rumors are really heating up! What would it take for the Ducks to land Eichel? Should the Ducks entertain the option of trading away the #3 pick in this year's draft?
24 min
Looking Back on the Gulls' Goalies, and Arena N...
In this 3-week series on "Locked On Gulls," we look back on which players impressed us the most down in San Diego. First, we kick off this series with the goaltending... which can be summed up with only one name: Lukas Dostal. Plus, some important news on the San Diego Sports Arena project... which is now no more?
28 min
NBC Not Promoting Hockey Properly, and New Assi...
So NBC has decided to show only one game this round in their big network, and shovel off the rest on... USA? Has NBC just phoned it in with their playoff hockey coverage? Plus, some breaking news on the Ducks' coaching front!
24 min
Why the Ducks Should Root For the Islanders (fe...
Owen Power may not play in the NHL this coming season. Will that affect his draft stock at all, and is the move to return to Michigan better for him overall? Plus, Gil Martin (Locked On Islanders) joins the program to try and appeal to the Ducks fans. Why should Ducks fans root for the Isles, and how has Kyle Palmieri become a leader for this scrappy team?
27 min
Division Finals Fallout, and Conference Finals ...
So... we didn't predict the previous round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs all that well... so we're back to do it again! Sarah Avampato continues the tradition of making playoff picks as we try to get something right! How far can Corey Perry and Kyle Palmieri carry the Habs and Isles? Can they possibly beat the favorite VGK and Tampa Bay?
46 min
What Would It Take to Pry John Gibson Away From...
JD takes a look at what it would take for other teams to pry John Gibson away from the Ducks. How many draft picks would it take? How high would those draft picks have to be? What other pieces would the Ducks have to ask for?
24 min