Chris Kunitz

What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 victory over Montreal

What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 victory over Montreal

The Ducks beat the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, on Tuesday. Here’s what we learned.

1. Cam Fowler is making himself too valuable to trade.

The Ducks’ depth on defense and their salary cap problems triggered speculation they’d have to trade a defenseman, and Fowler’s name began to pop up in just about every trade rumor that involved the Ducks. He’d be a great addition to just about any team: He’s mobile, smart, just short of his 25th birthday and in his seventh NHL season. And he carries a $4 million annual cap hit through the 2017-18 season, a manageable number.

But Fowler has played so well for the Ducks this season and has stepped up so impressively...

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