The ducks are in a tough spot. They have 4 very good D man and can only protect 3. Fowler was the most likely to get dealt before the season but he is having a great season and is a key part to the Ducks back end
Yeah, Fowler has arguably been their best d-man this season. I can't see a team with Cup aspirations trading him at the deadline.
I think they'll probably end up losing him in the Draft. His contract expires after next season so they'd probably be losing him anyway. It just so happens that it'll occur a year earlier than they'd anticipated. As a 26 year old offensively-gifted d-man, he's going to get a raise from that $4M. The Ducks have Theodore ready to step in anyway.
I think the ducks try to move Fowler before the expansion draft. Losing him for nothing makes zero sense. Fowler is a guy I wouldn't mind the leafs targeting as long as the price is right.
Yeah I suppose they could still keep him for a playoff run and then shop him to a team that can actually protect him.
So someone bring me up to speed, seriously. We can only protect 3 D as well, so I dare say if we got Fowler would The Leafs keep those above who I have not crossed off? Just wondering!
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2017-01-14, 01:41 PM
(This post was last modified: 2017-01-14, 01:43 PM by Wulfgar85.)
Zaitsev is exempt from the expansion draft. Right now if the draft happen today the Leafs would protect Rielly, Gardiner and Carrick.
^ yeah, and they seem pretty high on Carrick so I doubt they add a D until after the expansion draft.
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