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Monday, November 12, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News for Moday

I thought it would be a slow news day, but it was not as slow as I thought it would be.  The most exciting thing is the experiment that Fox Sports is doing with the coverage of tomorrow nights game. So read on and enjoy today's news.

The Ducks Weekly report has been posted and it has the details of the special game coverage

FSN PRIME TICKET has teamed with the Anaheim Ducks to provide local hockey fans with a brand new game viewing experience for their game against the Los Angeles Kings on Tues. Nov. 13…while FSN PRIME TICKET carries traditional telecast coverage of the Ducks game against their visiting rivals, FSN WEST offers a compliment “Rinkside View” employing natural sounds and low camera angles to capture the action as seen from the front row…coverage of the Kings at Ducks begins on FSN PRIME TICKET at 6:30 PM with “FSN Live”…at 7 PM, FSN PRIME TICKET begins its game coverage with Ducks game analyst Brian Hayward and play-by-play announcer John Ahlers in the booth…at the start of the game, the “Name the Rivalry” contest winner and rivalry name will be unveiled…the contest began on Saturday, Sept. 29 during the Ducks-Kings event coverage from London’s O2 Arena…“Rinkside View” begins at 7 PM on FSN WEST…bringing the sights and sounds of Honda Center rinkside seating into the viewer’s home, the hyper-local Ducks game viewing experience is centered on several cameras positioned rinkside…hand-held cameras enhance the static positions, giving FSN WEST the mobility and flexibility to convey the at-the-boards, on-the-ice perspective authentically…“Rinkside View” on FSN WEST is available in HD. (FSN)

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Game Day Preview by the Ducks

After two season-opening games in London as part of NHL Premiere, the Ducks-Kings rivalry resumes in the Southland for two games this week beginning Tuesday at Honda Center.
Following a highly contentious 2006-07 season series between the teams, which featured three shootouts and seven of eight games decided by one goal, the Ducks and Kings opened this season by each earning 4-1 victories in the two games abroad.
“They’re our No.1 rival in the division,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “It’s a cross-town rivalry. We’re 45 minutes away. Every game last year was very close. I would dare to say that it’s going to be highly contested again this year in all the games against Los Angeles.”
The Ducks enjoy the rivalry and are eager to face the Kings for the first time this season since Sept. 30.
“The atmosphere’s great whether it’s here or at Staples Center,” Andy McDonald said. “The league wants to create rivalries to make it better for fans. Certainly there’s been one here with Los Angeles for a long time. I think the intensity picks up. It’s usually a more physical game. I know the guys get pretty geared up for it.”

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MVN Preview of the game

The Ducks continue with their Pacific Division rivals this week. First off are two game with the Kings on Tuesday and Thursday, and San Jose on Saturday at the Shark Tank. The Ducks are coming off a 3-2 shootout win against the Sharks last Friday, their second shootout win in a row. They also earned a point against Phoenix on Wednesday. We won’t revisit the horrors of last Monday’s game against Dallas.

Speaking of Dallas, the Kings earned an amazing two points against the Stars on Saturday night. After being down 4-0 the Kings finally got things going in the third period and scored 5 goals in 5:07. Dallas tied up the game, but the Kings managed to pull off an overtime win. That is the momentum they are going to carry into Tuesday’s game at the Honda Center. This will be their third meeting of the season, the first two were in London and both teams won one game there.

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Another Scott Niedermayer analysis

The news is bound to send a stir through fantasy hockey leagues: Scott Niedermayer is back on skates and might soon be lacing them up again with the Anaheim Ducks.

Niedermayer is in California working himself into shape and the word is he'll be ready to return by Christmas.

You'll remember Niedermayer announcing after the Ducks won the Stanley Cup that he might retire. Since he never made a commitment one way or the other, perhaps he now feels bad that his former team is floundering as the season near the one-quarter mark and wants to help.

Regardless, his team would obviously love to have his offensive skills back in the lineup. And so would poolies, especially those who own struggling Ducks like Francois Beauchemin, Chris Kunitz and Andy McDonald.

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