There will be many statistical afterthoughts and asterisks on the Ducks’ shootout loss Friday night at Honda Center. Here are just a few to get you started.
You know him better as Kristi Yamaguchi’s husband, but I hadn’t gotten a chance to interview the newest Duck before this morning. Turns out he plays hockey, too. Our Q&A…
With the way the Ducks’ fourth line is playing right now, any disruption to this well-oiled machine isn’t welcome. That said, an MRI revelaed that Brad May sprained his right knee, an injury that will only keep him out two weeks – and that’s relatively good news for the Ducks.
The 17-year veteran was injured finishing a check on Detroit’s Kris Draper in the second period of the Ducks’ 5-4 victory Wednesday. In eight games this season, May had four assists and a plus-5 rating, second on the team.
The Ducks will host military families fromtheSouthern California chapter of Operation Homefront the weekend of Saturday, Nov. 8th and Sunday, Nov. 9th at Honda Center. The weekend event will include all Ducks players and coaches and approximately 200 military family members.
On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Ducks welcome the group for the club’s contest vs. Florida at 5:05 p.m. at Honda Center. The military families will be recognized both in-arena andon the television broadcast that evening.
Not their sixth straight, as reported in Thursday’s editions. Thanks for everyone who pointed that out.
TheDucks announced today that the club and American Honda are partnering with Special Olympics Southern California in a philanthropic effort to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. The club will join American Honda in collectively donating $1,000 for eachAnaheimvictory throughout the 2008-09 NHL regular season campaign. With five current regular season victories (including a 3-2 win atColumbuslast night), Special Olympics has received $5,000 to date. In addition, American Honda will donate a yet-to-be-determined amount at the conclusion of the season based on “Three Stars” points earned by Ducks players.
Boy, that has even more ring to it than “Ken Klee clears waivers.”
Phoenix claimed the defenseman off re-entry waivers from the Ducks, and each team is responsible for half of Klee’s $1.25 million salary the rest of this year.
In case you’re counting at home, that means Klee and Todd Bertuzzi are still on the books for approximately $2 million this season, and the Ducks are about $1 million below the NHL’s $56.7 million salary cap.
The defenseman, who cleared regular waivers last week, is now on reverse waivers. That means if any NHL team claims him before 9 a.m. today, the Ducks will be responsible for half his $1.25 million salary, the other team responsible for the other half. If he goes unclaimed, the Ducks get him back.
I swear, if she doesn’t become our next vice president, at least Sarah Palin will have set the record for most ceremonial appearances at hockey games to start a season.
This past weekend brought her to … Des Moines, Iowa, where she was presented with an Iowa Chops jersey by the principals of the Ducks’ American Hockey League affiliate. A photo and brief write-up can be found here.
As reported in August, Brian Burke is a 2008 winner of the Lester Patrick Award, given annually to service to hockey in the United States.
On Wednesday, he was honored at a ceremony in St. Paul, Minnesota with the hardware. NHL.com did a pretty good story, check it out
if you’ve got a couple minutes.