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Report: Bobby Ryan “available” again

Jun 19, 2012, 6:20 PM EST

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Welcome back to the rumor mill, Bobby Ryan. It’s like you never left.

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Ryan is once again “available.” The 25-year-old Anaheim forward was previously available in late November, according to a report. However, he was taken off the market when Ducks coach Randy Carlyle was fired and Bruce Boudreau was hired.

Ryan had 31 goals and 26 assists in 2011-12, his fourth consecutive 30-goal season.

Three years remain on Ryan’s contract at an annual cap hit of $5.1 million, after which he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

It’s worth noting at this point that Ducks forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry have one year remaining on each of their contracts before they can become unrestricted. Both players are in line for raises (their current cap hits are $5.325 million each.)

If McKenzie’s information is accurate, perhaps Ryan is being shopped in order to free up salary to extend Getzlaf and Perry. The Ducks aren’t a team that’s likely to spend to the salary cap anytime soon.

  1. sigep316 - Jun 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Would love to see the Blues add Ryan. Although would be interesting to see how the locker room would react. Plenty of Blues have had their issues with Ryan!

  2. broadstbully33 - Jun 19, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    he wants to come to south jersey and play for the flyers. jvr and 1st rnd for ryan done deal

  3. itsallniceonice - Jun 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Would love to see him in a Bruins uniform. Young proven 30 goal guy and plays in all aspects of the game. Would like to see them swap him for Lucic but Anaheim would have to bank of a lot of empty nets for Lucic to match the production gap.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM

      100% agree

  4. jernster21 - Jun 19, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    It’d be nice if the Avs added a guy like this but the only options I see in return are Stastny, which won’t happen if they’re trying to shed salary because Stastny makes more than Ryan, or Duchene, and I don’t think you give up on him yet to be the 30+ goal guy like Ryan. Plus, you don’t get rid of Stastny because he’s supposed to be the setup guy for a guy like Ryan. sigh

  5. dannythebisforbeast - Jun 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    I’ll take him for jvr and draft picks

  6. treydogg97 - Jun 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    What does Anaheim want for him?

  7. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Ryan and Getzlaf would look damn good in Leafs jerseys.

    • danphipps01 - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM

      Perry wouldn’t?

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM

        Sure he would, but I haven’t heard much about him being shopped like I have with those other two.

    • echech88 - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM

      I imagine the plan is to keep 2 of the 3 in Anaheim

  8. ravenscaps48 - Jun 19, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    MAKE THIS MOVE, GMGM!!!

  9. danphipps01 - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Pens could use one more top-flight scoring winger to run one each with Crosby and Malkin. Pens need to move one of their middle two centres. Anaheim, like everyone else, could put Jordan Staal to excellent use. Why not look into a deal built around Ryan for Staal plus one of Pittsburgh’s assorted defensive prospects? It’s not like they need all of ‘em by any stretch.

  10. stakex - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    I bet you the asking price for Ryan isn’t close to that of Nash, yet over the last three years hes averaged MORE points and goals then Nash. He also has a $2.7 million less cap hit and is a couple years younger. If this rumor is true, Ryan should be the guy everyones after…. not Nash.

  11. lordfletcher - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    so every fan here thinks Ryan would look good in their teams jersey…. YOU DON’T SAY, WEIRD!

    • grimlock410 - Jun 20, 2012 at 12:37 AM

      Has everybody forgot Ryan stomping on Blum’s foot and getting suspended from the playoffs? That was one of the dirtiest moves of the past couple of years not to mention how much it hurt his team.

  12. fleshybear - Jun 20, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    this rumor is preposterous! I hope the ducks GM (Murray) isn’t dumb enough to trade 1 of the 3 personal on the team that can actually score a goal! unless they enjoy getting publicity by getting the first round pick year after year like edmonton

    • echech88 - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      They’ve been bad before WITH Ryan. The Ducks have lots of holes to fill and lack depth. If they are to extend Perry and Getzlaf AND get better, trading Ryan for a number of assets could technically help the team more over the long term than, say, keeping Ryan and risk losing Perry all while continuing to have poor production in other spots.

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