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Bob Murray is disappointed in Bobby Ryan’s comments

Jun 23, 2012, 11:06 AM EDT

Bobby Ryan AP

Yesterday, Bobby Ryan essentially asked to be traded out of Anaheim, preferably to Philadelphia. As you might expect, this didn’t sit too well with Ducks GM Bob Murray.

Murray tells Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register he’s not exactly pleased with Ryan.

“I’d just like to say I’m disappointed at this time by these comments,” Murray said. “I intend to talk to Bobby personally when we get back from the draft and clear the air a little bit. And that’s all I have to say at this present time.”

Ryan’s name has been in the trade-rumor mill for a while, and that sort of thing can wear on anyone. However, it’s rare to be as publicly blunt about it. All that was missing was Reggie Dunlop telling him to hang up the phone after demanding a trade. Given Ryan’s comments you wonder if Murray can “clear the air” or if this is it for Ryan in Anaheim.

  1. somekat - Jun 23, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    He shouldn’t of said what he said. If he wanted to say it, he could of said it to the team without saying it in the media. If anything, doing what he did would mean that the Flyers would have to overpay for him, or it look like they caved to him. Not a good message to send. I doubt the Flyers have the pieces to get Ryan, at a premium, AND add a top end defenseman.

    That being said, a guy as young as him, and as good as him, that has been hearing his name come up every off season and every trade deadline as available would definitely grind on a guy. I can see him snapping out a little bit when his name came up again. Just looking from the outside, it seems, to say the least, ridiculous

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM

      He has played there long enough and been throw to the wolves by this team enough times he can say whatever he wants. They were the ones that came out and publicly threatened to trade him because of their failures in putting together a good team.

  2. freneticgarfieldfan - Jun 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Only a few months after the trade deadline and shopping him around, Murray now is “disappointed” by those comments? Huh?

  3. dkphilly1122 - Jun 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Number 9 awaits you in Philly……Make it happen Holmgren. JVR and whoever else, Schenn if it makes it happen. i’d take Bobby over either of those two right NOW. Schenn might be a stud, eventually, but put Ryan with G right now.

  4. elemeno89 - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Can you blame Bobby? He’s a great player meshing onnone of the best lines in the sport today, and his name is surrounded with trade rumors. It’s not like he’s under performing, or maintaining a bad attitude from what it seems, I would be just as curious and tired as he is trying to figure out why these rumors are going around.

  5. flyeredup - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I want Bobby Ryan to come to Philly. Schenn and Read, bye bye

  6. hockeyfan28 - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Bobby Ryan will be a Flyer it’s pretty much been his dream his whole life….he played for the junior flyers….grew up in south jersey…. his father even works out with Bobby Clarke and a bunch of other ex flyers in the area, it’s just a question of when whether it be this summer or when he’s a free agent in a few years and Anaheim or any other team with future interest in him knows this.

  7. alexb64 - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    This is why as an agent or publicist you need to keep your clients away from media outlets, or at least those specializing in rumors. This has been a trick for years & my father was friends with a sports columnist that would do this frequently “reports say ____ is being shopped around” if for no other reason than to force conflict for him to write about. Bobby Ryan is a young player who has produced so I’m not surprised he would react like that, but its one thing if Bob Murray had stated that Ryan was available, it is a whole other thing to react based on stuff coming mostly from “sources say” reports with no names attached.

    However on the other hand if Ryan & his agent are doing this to force his way out of town just because he’d prefer to play elsewhere, that’s just terribly immature.

  8. lemieux00066 - Jun 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    West Coast teams have had great luck with trading with the Flyers recently.

    • melonheadsdaddy - Jun 23, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      Duh. The kings wouldn’t have had a shot at carter in Philly until he cried his way to the kings to be reunited with his boyfriend. The flyers made out MUCH better. Maybe it didn’t transpire this year, but if they keep that core together Philly will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come. A young and talented offense, but sorely lacking a defensive stud…homers gonna make something happen.

      • freneticgarfieldfan - Jun 23, 2012 at 2:09 PM

        ah yes, not to forget with that top-of-the-world elite goaltender…

      • kitshky - Jun 23, 2012 at 3:21 PM

        Sorry pal ..I don’t like it either but the Kings got a Cup. They did much much better.

        Get your homer glasses off and come back to reality.

      • rednats7 - Jun 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM

        Yes it’s much better to get knocked out in the conference semifinals than to win a Stanley Cup…yeah the Flyers did much better Melon. And Homer better start to make things happen or he’ll out on his assss in a couple of years!!

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