Twenty-five Years On, Revenge (?)

Twenty-five years ago, a movie that had been a really bad idea came to life in the form of a hockey team when the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim were born. On October 8th, 1993, they played their first game, and their...

California Threatens Once More

California has been a tough go for teams from all parts of the country and Canada over the past several years. It’s a common question to teams who visit the Anaheim-LA-San Jose juggernaut whether they’re happy ...

See You Later?

There wasn’t much to be said in advance of the Ducks-Sharks game on Saturday night except one thing: the Ducks better be better, or there might not be a game five late next week. This could be the end of hockey...

No Surprise Here?

Is anybody going to surprise anybody this playoff season? Looking at the matchups, it seems surprisingly easy to call most of the series. That Washington-Columbus one might be a bit sticky, and who knows what V...

Ducks Pull OT Miracle–Again

Neither team could afford to give up two points. Other teams fighting for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference didn’t want the game to be a three-point affair. That was the story at Honda Center on ...

Another Three-Pointer

If you were wondering where the Kings-Ducks rivalry went somewhere around 2012, and thought you saw it come back in  2014 when the Kings beat Anaheim in a come-from-behind seven-game win, you probably like this...

Who’s Better: Kings or Ducks?

What do you think of the mutual opponent hypothesis? What’s that? The idea that if team A and team B each play team C, then whoever does better against team C would do better against the other, as well. If i...

Ducks Face Distractions, Prevail

It might seem odd to say this. Perhaps even cruel. But here’s the analysis of the Detroit-Ducks game Friday night: A bad team got a mediocre-but-still-hopeful team off its game by distracting them with taunt...

Do What You Say

Standing in front of Jonathan Toews in the Chicago dressing room on Saturday in LA, what came to mind in the aftermath of their come from behind spanking of the Kings was this: What makes this team so bad this ...

Kings Black(Hawk) Out

The LA Kings flat blew it on Saturday afternoon with Chicago in town. Not only did they lose to a statistically weaker opponent, they did in in dramatic fashion. After period two, in which Los Angeles poured...