I know we have an excess of forwards, but this seems like a move that Murray would make. Highly touted forward once, but now has experienced a lot of trouble fulfilling his full potential. Dallas hasn't been giving him top six minutes and thus his play has suffered.
I believe that the Ducks are at the 50 contract limit, so we can't pick anyone up unless we somehow magically get rid of a contract. The only easy way to do that is to send Fowler back to juniors, where his contract would not count against the limit. So, do you want to trade Fowler for the remainder of this year so that we can pick up Bunnstrom? I would not do that.
I don't want him. With Beleskey's shot getting better and Sexton at least using his speed to threaten other teams, we have a third "scoring" line that should do it's job well enough until we get Lupul back. When that happens we should have three legitimate offensive lines. 2 months (or hopefully something close to that) of experimentation and evaluating our offensive prospects (or what have you) with Lupul in sight is better to me than sending a player down, bringing in a new guy to try and build chemistry. Also then adding more money to the cap/total salary and later on facing a problem when Lupul returns and who we need to cut/waive/send down.
thats a player worth taking a shot on with Carlyle working with him
If we didnt have 9 defenseman, for sure... Sbisa is probably going down cause Fowlers outplaying him. I think since Brookbank has really disappointed after signing a 2 yr contract, Valabik would definitely be an upgrade.
Mikk is still young and seems to be finally turning a corner this year, why give up on him?
There's no guarantee that Mikkelson would be picked, keeping in mind that he would have to be picked in order to open up a free contract slot. In the meantime, (while Mikkelson or whoever) is on waivers, Brunnstrom will already either be plucked from the waiver wire or cleared.
In essence, with Anaheim not having the contract room right now to add Brunnstrom, it means that he's not coming to the Ducks right now.