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Schneider Goes to the Birds

Posted September 26, 2008
As reported by Ek and confirmed by the Ducks, Brian Burke has finally found a new home for Mathieu Schneider in "Blueland." The full details of the trade are as follows: [b]TO ATL:[/b] D [b]Mathieu Schneider[/b] | Age 39 | Contract: 1 year, $5,625,000 [b]TO ANA:[/b] D [b]Ken Klee[/b] | Age 37 | Contract: 1 year, $1,250,000 W [b]Brad Larsen[/b] | Age 31 | Contract:... Read More »
This is the scene I imagine took place late last night... [b]Kevin Lowe[/b]: You may be wondering why I called you all over here. Well, as you all know, my *ahem* good buddy Burkie is desperately trying to clear cap space by moving defenseman Mathieu Schneider so that he can sign Teemu Selanne. Well, you all did a great job with Phase 1 one of Operation: Duck Soup by not offering a reasonable... Read More »

Duck Puck: Fantasy Flock

Posted September 7, 2008
I've said it in different ways before, but we're really starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel here, folks. That said, this very brief edition of Duck Puck will focus on which Ducks you may want to add to your fantasy rosters, after a quick news roundup. As we've finally reached a month in which NHL teams will hit the ice, the annual season previews are being released. [url=http://www.nh... Read More »

Duck Puck: On the Schneid

Posted August 31, 2008
With Mats Sundin holding the NHL hostage (how do you say "you have one month or I'll sign Yanic Perreault" in Swedish?), news is still at a crawl, so I thought I'd follow up on last week's entry after taking a quick look at the goings-on in Duck world. The OC Register continues to be virtually the only outlet reporting on Anaheim hockey during the off-season, as its coverage has really picked u... Read More »

Duck Puck: Bust a (Salary) Cap

Posted August 24, 2008
With just about every story not already covered by other outlets exhausted, this week's Duck Puck discusses a question that has been posed all summer long. How will the Ducks get under the salary cap? Currently, Anaheim's payroll for the 2008-09 season sits at roughly $59.9 million, or about $3.2 million over the new $56.7 million cap. While this alone seems like a hefty amount of dough to... Read More »

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About Me

Favorite Teams

Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames (in that order)

Most Hated Teams

New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings... I think that's all of them

Favorite Players

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Teemu Selanne (and the rest of the Ducks), Chris Drury, Henrik Lundqvist (and the rest of the Rangers), Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff (and - you guessed it - the rest of the Flames), Sergei Gonchar, Matt Cullen, Sergei Samsonov, J.P. Dumont, Brian Rolston, etc.

Most Hated Players

Sean Avery, Martin Brodeur, Joe Thornton, Colin White, Donald Brashear, Brendan Witt, Ben Eager, Derek Boogard, Ryan Smyth, Sidney Crosby (though not as much as before)

Best Hockey Memories

goal on Brodeur in the 2003 finals, The 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Ducks!

My Hockey Teams

YMCA rec league and Summer S.T.I.C.S. teams back in the day, the Wolves (indoor roller league)

As a hockey player, I compare to...

J-S Giguere when I play goal. When I play D, any defensive defenseman

Favorite HockeyBuzz Bloggers

Eklund, Andy Strickland, Scott Gallof, Dan Tolensky, Doug Stolhand, Scoop Cooper

Favorite Websites

HockeyBuzz.com =), TSN.ca, Spector's Hockey, THN.com, SLAM! Sports, Hockey's Future, The IHDB, NHLUniforms.com (as far as hockey goes, anyway)