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Anaheim Ducks 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

Anaheim Ducks 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

For the fifth consecutive season, the Anaheim Ducks missed the playoffs. Head coach Dallas Eakins was finally cut loose after a painful rebuild that seems stuck in the muck. There is cause for concern about the Ducks' use of 2023 NHL Draft picks. Passing on Adam Fantilli could haunt the organization long-term. Leo Carlsson is an excellent prospect, but was he the best available, or a personal scouting preference? Beyond that top pick, Anaheim reached higher than necessary to take all three second-round picks Nico Myatovic, Carey Terrance, and Damian Clara. You want to see teams taking swings at skilled prospects, but the risk element on these selections is off the charts.

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The 2022-23 Anaheim Ducks were 23-47-12 straight up and 42-38 over/under the total. Also, Anaheim was 8th in the Pacific Division playoff standings. Anaheim was 53 points behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division race. Anaheim had NHL rankings of 31st for goals scored and 32nd for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Ducks had NHL rankings of 32nd for goals against and 31st for penalty killing.

First among Anaheim scorers was Trevor Zegras, with 23 goals, 42 assists, 65 points, and a -24. Goaltender John Gibson had a .899 save percentage and 3.99 goals against average. His record was 14-31-8 with one shutout.

Head coach Greg Cronin will enter his first season with the Ducks, having previously served as the Colorado Avalanche's AHL affiliate coach. Cronin is known for being a teacher who played a role in the development of several players, with his most recent examples coming in Colorado with Pavel Francouz, Logan O'Connor, and Alex Newhook, who were members of their Cup-winning team. The expectation is he can be the coach who can help the Ducks' young core take the next step in their development.

Here's another team with an offseason that was too hard to ignore beyond the conflicting reports of goaltender John Gibson wanting out of Anaheim. The Ducks used the No. 2 pick to draft Leo Carlsson, a player some execs say can be the second-best player in this year's draft class behind Bedard. They used some cap space to sign veterans such as Gudas and a two-time Cup winner in Killorn.

They also have plenty of remaining cap space to get deals done for restricted free agents Jamie Drysdale, Troy Terry, and Trevor Zegras while having a prospect pool that should start challenging for roster spots in the coming years.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 23 47 8th, Pacific Did not qualify
2021–22 82 31 37 7th, Pacific Did not qualify
2020–21 56 17 30 8th, Pacific Did not qualify
2019–20 71 29 33 6th, Pacific Did not qualify
2018–19 82 35 37 6th, Pacific Did not qualify
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Anaheim Ducks History

Founded as a 1993 expansion franchise by Walt Disney Company, the Ducks were originally known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim before rebranding as the Anaheim Ducks in 2006-07. That season they won their only Stanley Cup. Although the Ducks have a hard-core fan base and great ownership, they have always been LA’s second hockey team after the Los Angeles Kings. Now that they are losing, the Ducks operate anonymously, forgotten in a location flooded with other pro and college sports alternatives, unlimited entertainment options, and perfect weather. Plenty of good seats will be available at the Honda Center in 2022-23.

The berth of the Ducks is a fascinating tale. Then-Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall was riding high, or so it seemed. McNall’s Kings were coming off a Western Conference championship. McNall was the Chairman of the Board of Governors. His team played to sell-out crowds and owned the town with Wayne Gretzky. The Kings made hockey cool in Tinseltown. But McNall had a dark secret. He could not pay his bills and was running a Ponzi scheme. McNall was under investigation for fraud and desperately needed funds.

So he talked Walt Disney Corporation into funding an expansion team in Anaheim and pocketed the fee. McNall lost the Kings and ended up in prison a few years later. And the Ducks were the first team from Southern California to win a Stanley Cup.

After the 2021-22 season, the Ducks all-time leading scorer retired. Ryan Getzlaf was synonymous with the Ducks for 15 years and finished with 1157 games, 282 goals, and 737 assists. He was on the 2007 Stanley Cup team. Other famous former Ducks include Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, and Scott Niedermayer.

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