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Cam Fowler Ready For The Show

from Dan Wood of Ducks.com,

Fowler will be 18 years, 10 months and three days old when the Ducks take on the Detroit Red Wings in their NHL regular-season opener Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. Only defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky, who was 18 years, eight months and 13 days when he made his Ducks debut on Jan. 21, 1995, was younger than Fowler.

Even more amazing, despite his baby face and boyish charm, Fowler has already defied his youth in the eyes of a generally tough critic – Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.

“You don’t look at him as an 18-year-old kid. You look at him as a hockey player,” Carlyle said Thursday after the Ducks went through their final pre-season practice at Joe Louis Arena.

“He’s done everything to earn the opportunity to play,” Carlyle said. “We think he’s a special kid, but we always have to caution ourselves. You don’t want to put him in situations that he can’t possibly survive in. It’s a feather in his cap that he’s made it this far. For him not to play, something drastic would have to happen.”

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Slumpy's avatar

Shocked, it sounds like the Ducks are going to keep him all season. Kassian got sent back to Windsor and Ellis also, his teammates from the Spitfires.
Knock on Cam was in junior he didn’t play the body enough, to soft. He’s a great skater though and looks like he got drafted by a team that lucky for him at this time desperately needs d-man help with pronger and niedermayer gone and beachemin.
I wish him luck in the NHL though not to much playing against my Wings tomorrow night cool smile

Posted by Slumpy from Detroit on 10/07/10 at 08:55 PM ET

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Some dopey scout put the rap on him and the Ducks have benefitted.  Bossy couldn’t play defense and Robitaille couldn’t skate.  Most of these scouts are too full of themselves.

Posted by 13 user names on 10/07/10 at 09:40 PM ET

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