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Frustrated by constant rumors, Bobby Ryan would welcome trade to Philly

Jun 22, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT

Bobby Ryan AP

Bobby Ryan wants to be traded, and he’d love to be traded to Philadelphia.

Tuesday it was reported that the Ducks’ sniper was once again being shopped by the Ducks. Not surprisingly, there’s been a fair bit of interest in the 25-year-old Cherry Hill, New Jersey, native that’s coming off his fourth consecutive 30-goal season.

“I heard Anaheim was a little overwhelmed with offers and they only took four seriously, but none of the teams were mentioned to me other than Philly,” Ryan told the Courier-Post Friday in a phone interview. “Everybody wants to play in your hometown, but it would be tough because a lot of expectations come when you’re put into a situation like that. For me, if I’m moved, Philadelphia would be a very ideal and comfortable place for me.”

Ryan also had some harsh words for his current club, a sign his time with the Ducks is quickly running out.

“Anaheim to me has been a team over the past year that really has shown me nothing to prove that they want me here, unfortunately,” he said. “Obviously, it’s not the ideal situation. When you get drafted, you want to win championships with that team and every time they look to add a piece to the puzzle, I’m the piece going the other way.

“I gotta be honest with you. At this point, I don’t care. Move me…because it’s just tough going to the rink every day knowing that if something goes wrong, you’re going to be the guy moved.”

  1. kingfooj - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Seems like this draft has taken on all the leftover emotion from the playoffs! i love it

    • kingfooj - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

      As a kings fan stuck in the OC, I sometimes go to ducks games to see certain teams if i cant make it out to staples due to work/timing/price. But i have to say, i feel for Ryan, the lack of Hockey enthusiasm in the Honda center and the entire Orange county for that matter has to take a toll on a superstar like him. This entire region, the organization included, seems to have their heads at the beach. Im glad he’s speaking his mind and i can totally understand where hes coming from, hopefully this all pans out in his favor.

      • laisaghetto - Jun 22, 2012 at 11:06 PM

        Stuck in OC? Then get on your bandwagin and move you cheap shot LA Kings hood rat! Only reason you’re “stuck in OC is that you don’t want to live in that ghetto and you know it you LA parasite sucking up the good life in OC. At least in OC the hockey fans enthusiasm doesn’t involve flinging stuff a visitors of other teams. You’re a typical CA know nothing biased man child. At least Anaheim fans have a good passionate crowd not consisting of gang bangers, paroles and hookers texting. GO HAWKS and good luck Anaheim. Puck it up Anaheim and take those King loving hoods back into going 10 years without a play off win! I H8 LA!

      • kingfooj - Jun 23, 2012 at 4:16 AM

        yeah, or something called “relocating for employment opportunity” but im assuming you wouldnt understand some grown up phrase like that.

      • ron05342 - Jun 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM


        What a pathetic post. Only a moron would post such drivel, were you high when you posted that? Say yes, so most of us can at least give you that little break. Idiot.

  2. atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Can you just rename this site phillyhockeytalk already? We get it, we don’t need constant Flyers stories!

    • habsman - Jun 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

      If you don’t like it, why don’t you shut off your computer and never come back. You won’t be missed.

    • biasedhomer - Jun 22, 2012 at 10:28 PM

      Some teams are more popular than others, just accept it and move on.

  3. dkphilly1122 - Jun 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    We’ll gladly take Bobby. Him and G together would be real nice. As long as Couturier isn’t involved in the deal they can trade whoever else. JVR, Schenn, Read.

  4. anthonycarch22 - Jun 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Theres no way they let Schenn go, JVR and Read is perfect

  5. flyeredup - Jun 22, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Bobby would be a welcome addition to Philly. I know his Granfather, his nickname is PP from Cherry.

  6. phillyphan83 - Jun 22, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    I see plenty of stories about other teams, stop reading the Philly stories you hater. no one is forcing you to read them, idiot.

  7. dawglb - Jun 22, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    This would be a great pick up! PS: Philly IS a GREAT Hockey City!!!

  8. philly4lyfe - Jun 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Don’t trade read. He’s gonna be a beast.

    • sheckyrimshot - Jun 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      so is bobby ryan. guess who’s older.

  9. paperkid96 - Jun 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    If I see one more panthers fan complain on this site I am going to ask for both of them to be blocked!

  10. laisaghetto - Jun 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Bobby Ryan to Chicago… good kid, concerned about the public tantrums though. Not very professional of him but totally worth the chance. OC has hot women unlike LA (see the “former fat” now siliconed up porn whore begins the NJ bench?). Typical LA garbage… BUT Chicago has more elegent women Bobby. Go Irish Go Ryan to Chicago!

    • snewter99 - Jun 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM

      Again… you should have quit while you were ahead (except that you were never really ahead.) Your posts prove once again that the word “professional” is NOT something you should be using in a sentence. Careful, you might hurt yourself.

      It’s also awesome how you allow one porn star sat (read: staged) behind Deboer to represent ALL the other 100,000s of hot, “real” women in one of the world’s largest cities. Seriously – well done.

      It’s rare to get to witness truly moronic thinking like yours … thanks for the show.

  11. proudliberal85392 - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Memo to laisaghetto: As a Southern California native, I can, without equivocation, say you are an idiot.

  12. somekat - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    I’d love to see him in Black and Orange. But it’s far from the Flyers biggest need. I’m guessing it would take a pretty big package to get him, and I’m not sure I’d be willing to give up that package, unless ther is a UFA dman they can get without giving anyone up

  13. jkaflagg - Jun 23, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Read and JVR are supporting players; any proposal not including Schenn or Couturier would be a non-starter for Anaheim. A young, consistent 30 goal scorer will require more than spare parts to acquire.

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