Derek Satterfield

  • joined Jan 16, 2013
  • last login Aug 25, 2014
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Handshake Line: Kudos to the Kings


Fans on both sides will remember this series for a long time to come. The Kings showed up to play in Games Six and Seven, and that was the difference.

Takeaways: In Bruce We Trust


Five goals, three goalies, two wins, and one Vatanen. Doesn't Bruce Boudreau know he has a playoff reputation to maintain?

Takeaways: Digging Out of the Grave


These guys have dug themselves quite the hole, but they haven't buried themselves in it. Not yet, at least. Keep calm and pray for Vatanen.

Takeaways: The First Round


Teemu Selanne is still good at hockey, Nick Bonino is still Mr. Clutch, and Sami Vatanen is still somewhere else.

Handshake Line: These Guys Are Ahead of Schedule


The Stars came pretty close to upsetting the top seed in a postseason that they weren't even expected to qualify for.

Takeaways: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Like everyone else here, I've got a million different playoff-related thoughts running around in my head. Here is my attempt to sort a few of them into three rough categories.

Takeaways: Who To Play, Who To Sit?


As the regular season winds down, some last minute lineup tinkering is in order. Who deserves the ice time and who doesn't?

Takeaways: Getting Defensive


Bruce Boudreau is trying out every defensive lineup he can come up with before the playoffs start. This is probably wise.

Takeaways: Teemu Up Top


After nine years of playing on different lines, three of the four highest scoring players in franchise history are now on the ice at the same time.

Takeaways: Luca Sbisa Can Now Play Hockey


He's only been good for two games, but he's been really good in those two games. Will he go back to his normal Sbisaness, or is this a sign of good things to come?

Takeaways: Takeaways: Not Your Average Deadline

I'm going to say a few nice things about a couple of people that a lot of folks don't like to say nice things about. One of these people earned the nice things last week. The other earned them in...

Takeaways: Silfverberg at Center


Line juggling, trade rumors, and a look ahead to the playoffs.

Takeaways: Back to the Old Grind


As we expected, plenty of Ducks played late into the Olympic tournament and brought home some hardware. What does that mean for the first games back in the NHL season?

Takeaways: Predictably Unpredictable


In no other context but that of men's ice hockey, these Olympics have lived up to the hype. Perhaps the best storyline is the uphill battle Russia will have to fight to stay alive.

Takeaways: Take a Break


Maybe this break came at the right time for the Ducks. And maybe it didn't.

AC Olympic Preview: Group B Predictions


The Gold Medal defense is underway for Team Canada, and it begins with a preliminary round in which face off against three teams with vastly inferior skill levels.

AC Olympic Preview: Austria, or Islanders East


Thomases Vanek and Pock, as well as Michaels Grabner and Raffl, seek a miracle tournament in their national team's first Olympic appearance since Salt Lake.

Takeaways: If You Forgot What Losing Feels Like


The Ducks dropped three of their four games, all of which were at home. That 126-point season they were on pace for wasn't going to happen anyway, best to get rid of that illusion now.

Takeaways: Fun With FancyStats


This week's Takeaways are of a different flavor than most of what I've written in the past. Enough has been written elsewhere about the Stadium Series, so I'm going to take a look at some...

Double Agents


The Ducks and Kings don't like to trade with each other, and that may be why so few players have played for both teams. Only two players who currently play for a SoCal team have played for the...

Takeaways: An Important Loss


Just like the season opener in Colorado, Friday's loss in Chicago may have been exactly what this team needed.

Takeaways: Second Period Explosion


Lots of goals in the period of the long change.

Takeaways: The Fabled Honda Center Bounce


Whether it's the boards or the glass, the Ducks' home rink is full of surprises.

Takeaways: Checking Out the Checking Line


Saku Koivu, Andrew Cogliano, and Daniel Winnik are getting the job done, and it is a pleasure to watch.

Takeaways: Kyle Palmieri, This Time With Goals


Palmieri is back on the scoresheet, the rotating door of wingers does not slow down, and the Ducks have won eight in a row.

Takeaways: Teemu, Teemu, Teemu!


The Flash is no longer stuck on 678, and the secondary scoring, fickle almost by definition, has resurfaced.

Takeaways: The Crippled Blue Line Can Play


Despite playing without three of last season's regulars, the Ducks' D corps is pulling its weight, largely thanks to some truly exceptional play from Cam Fowler. But don't forget about the other...

Takeaways: A One-Line Team Again


The Ducks' secondary scoring that was expected to be so reliable has completely evaporated, and just in time for a string of games against the best teams in the league.

Takeaways: Allen, Sbisa Are Not Norris Contenders


I'm pretty sure this week's team is the same group of people who had been skating circles around the rest of the NHL for a few weeks earlier this season. But they sure don't look like it.

Takeaways: A Long-Expected Power Play


The extra man unit and Ryan Getzlaf each scored four goals in a two-game stretch. This team looks scary good.

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