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10-09-2012, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Exit Dose View Post
Fowler is a special case. I hope if it goes longer he moves on to Europe.
I thought about that just today. My local DEL club in Cologne had a rather fan-invisible partnership with the Ducks for a few years. I don't know if it's still going on, but there wasn't much happening, anyway. Regardless, one of our veteran defensemen went down with an injury, and we were thinking about our ideal lock-out signings for that spot. And as I felt the obvious mentionings of Weber, Suter, Letang, etc. were too boring, I threw Fowler's name in there as a darkhorse pick. I'm sure he doesn't want to miss a year in his development, so he's probably looking at his options. His skating would be a huge asset on the larger ice. (Obviously, so would his hockey-IQ be, but that's no different on the smaller surface.) Maybe there's some sort of connection between the Ducks' front-office and our coach, former NHL-er Uwe Krupp, to help things. I'm just dreaming, but that would be fun. And he'd get to defend against Jamie Benn and Claude Giroux + Danny Briere on some nights...

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