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Cross Flyers off list of teams seeking Bobby Ryan

Nov 30, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

Bobby Ryan, Jordin Tootoo AP

The trade rumors surrounding Bobby Ryan continue to swirl, but’s John Boruk reports that the Philadelphia Flyers aren’t in the running.

Judging by the makeup of this Flyers team, it’s not shocking that they aren’t looking to add Ryan, who grew up near Philly. Then again, there are plenty of reasons why it would make sense to go after Ryan, which shows how crazy it would be for the Anaheim Ducks to move him.

1. Ryan is three-time 30-goal scorer despite being just 24 years old.

2. The Flyers love power forwards and Ryan is a budding one, even if Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are nastier.

3. Ryan sports a more-than-reasonable $5.15 million annual cap hit through the 2014-15 season.

4. Generally speaking, the Flyers love making splashy moves.

Those reasons could make any fan base excited, but the Flyers are reportedly balking at the asking price that might include James van Riemsdyk or Brayden Schenn. (One can imagine that Philly would need to throw another player in there anyway, considering their skimpy cap space.)

In an ideal world, Ryan would stay with the team that drafted him. As he said, it’s ultimately a business though, so we’ll see if the desperate Ducks really pull the trigger.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Nov 30, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Hmm. I’d would like to see Cherry Hill native in the orange and black especially over JVR. That being said, if the Flyers make a big move (or any move in that fact) it should be focused on the blueliners. Prongs is breaking down before our eyes. We need someone to take his place sooner than later.

    • danphipps01 - Dec 1, 2011 at 2:04 AM

      Wonder if you could shanghai Weber or Suter off the Preds in exchange for some forward prospects with scoring potential? Amongst other things, obviously, but that’s what the Predators need, and that’s what the Flyers have got. Mind you, they’d need to eat one of your bloated contracts to get you the cap room to sign either – Hartnell, for instance. Although even that wouldn’t free up enough… hm. Does Pronger have an NTC or anything?

  2. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Dec 1, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    this potential trade is pretty exciting… I keep refreshing hoping for new info. I know my Wild won’t have a chance at him but for now I look at it like how I approach the Powerball. I’m / we’re due, HAHA.

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