Anaheim Ducks: Five Bold Offseason Predictions

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 05: Anaheim Ducks players react after center Carter Rowney (24) scored a gaol in the first period of a game against the Los Angeles Kings played on April 5, 2019 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 05: Anaheim Ducks players react after center Carter Rowney (24) scored a gaol in the first period of a game against the Los Angeles Kings played on April 5, 2019 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 17: Cam Fowler #4 of the Anaheim Ducks, Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks and Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate a goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period at Honda Center on February 17, 2019, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) /

Bob Murray will Make a Major Trade

This prediction is very vague, but Bob Murray has made it clear that change is coming. You cannot institute a re-tool using all of the same pieces. That, in itself, is the definition of insanity: trying the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.

Adam Henrique and Ryan Getzlaf were both connected to trade rumors during different points of this last season. I highly doubt Getzlaf would want to go elsewhere, but Henrique is a trade that is not impossible.

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It has also been speculated that Bob Murray hasn’t exactly been happy with Corey Perry’s performance over the past few seasons. Granted, his performance can be attributed to his knee injury. However, it is unlikely that a team will take on his contract, especially considering his age. Plus, Perry has something to prove and it is not likely that he will waive his no-movement clause.

Cam Fowler is also another name that has been on the top of many of our trade lists. He showed significant improvement near the end of the season but has struggled significantly the past few years, especially without a consistent linemate. Trading him is certainly not out of the question, but does Bob Murray really want to trade the veteran anchor of the blue line and Ryan Getzlaf’s successor?

Now, who will Bob Murray trade? That is unclear. What is clear, however, is that there is a major piece to the Anaheim Ducks puzzle that doesn’t fit, and while forcing it may work momentarily, when you look at the bigger picture, it doesn’t work. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bob Murray makes a trade that absolutely rocks Ducks Nation, and while it may not make sense at the moment, it just might be what they need to complete their re-tool.

Confidence in Prediction: 6/10

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