Is there validity to the Nash for Fowler rumors?
So this is the latest big rumor surrounding the New York Rangers. It has Rick Nash going to Anaheim for young blueliner, Cam Fowler.
Hearing reports that Anaheim is going after Rick Nash, not clear on all details but Cam Fowler is in the mix
— Nick Forrester (@NickForrester13) June 21, 2016
When I first saw the rumor it was coming from a rumor mongering website that makes Eklund’s Hockey Buzz look like the Evening News with Walter Cronkite. However, the above tweet is from SI which means there could be some smoke to this fire.
The Ducks are looking to move a defenseman and if Nash has Anaheim on his list it could be a fit. Fowler is on the books for 4M AAV through the 2017-18 season. The 24 year old d-man is 6’1″ and 207 pounds. He has offensive ability as well and a decent shot from the point. Fowler has 17 PPG in his career and shoots around 6%. If that’s a possible deal involving Nash, I can live with it. Gorton also has his eyes on Kevin Shattenkirk, but so do 6 other teams and that’s probably going to make that an impossible deal to get done.
This is all well and good, but how true is it considering we haven’t heard the Rangers even request Nash to submit his trade list yet. For validity, I turn to Bob McKenzie who tweeted this out.
I always stand to be corrected if wrong, but I don’t believe ANA and NYR are talking about this rumored deal: https://t.co/Ah3uSzX5U3
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 21, 2016
So there you have it…more to come this week I’m sure.
P.S. The Rangers passed on Fowler to draft Dylan McIlrath. Just a trivia tidbit.