There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the Anaheim Ducks this offseason due to their glut of highly-talented RFA players that need to be re-signed. Without much traction to anything happening during the dog-days of the offseason, a report has surfaced out of Vancouver from TSN radio host, Blake Price:
Pierre Mcguire tells us the Ducks are in trade talks with an Eastern Conference team to unload a significant contract, and get room for RFAs— Blake Price (@BlakePriceTSN) September 30, 2016
The first name that pops to mind is defenseman Cam Fowler. Fowler’s name has been attached to Red Wings trade rumors practically all summer-long. So much so, that even the beat writers have been banging the Cam Fowler drum. Could there be a deal in place that brings Cam Fowler to the Red Wings?
Obviously the Ducks are trying to offload some cap to sign players like Hampus Lindholm. The Red Wings are a team who have very little cap flexibility, and would need to also shed some significant cap to make this happen. For that very reason, I doubt this is a deal that involves Detroit. The team needs to essentially trade dollar-for-dollar, and by the sounds of it, Anaheim won’t have much interest in doing that. My guess is that of all Eastern teams the Ducks strike a deal with, it could end up being Boston.