Monday was a strange day for
His name had been mentioned in some rumors leading up to the
“It’s part of the business, I guess,” Fowler said Tuesday after the Ducks skated at Gila River Arena in advance of their game against the Arizona
"So, I'm excited for the new journey and whoever I play with. We're excited for the additions that we've added here."
Fowler, who was to play the left side with Despres on a new defense pairing, said he was happy to have the deadline pass and still be a member of the Ducks. After all, to repeat a hockey cliché, if
"Any time a trade deadline passes and nothing happens I guess there's a kind of a calming feeling that comes over you," Fowler said. "I think 99% of the players, there's always that slight chance that something might happen. I understand.
"I feel like I have a good idea of my role here and the type of confidence and trust that management and coaches have in me, and that hasn't changed no matter what I see in the rumors or articles that come out. I'm comfortable here. I love playing in Anaheim and excited about what this team can hopefully accomplish."
Monday, he said, "was a tough day for everybody. Today is a fresh start and we're looking forward to the future and what this team can do."