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...