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Report: Flyers, Penguins, Red Wings, Senators among teams after Bobby Ryan

Jul 6, 2012, 8:46 AM EDT

Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks awaits a face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Arena on March 31, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Ducks 4-0.
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Forget Rick NashBobby Ryan is younger, cheaper, and has scored a few more goals than him over the last three years.

It’s not hard to see why some of the losers of the Zach Parise sweepstakes and a number of teams that passed on the former Devils captain altogether would express interest in Ryan’s services.

According to the Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun’s sources, the teams that will go after Bobby Ryan include the Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Red Wings and Flyers have been cited as potential destinations for Rick Nash at one point or another, but Ryan might make more sense for both squads. For the Red Wings, it would probably be easier to pry Ryan away from the Anaheim Ducks than it would be to convince the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade Nash to a division rival. The Flyers would appreciate Ryan’s lesser cap hit given how close they are to the ceiling.

The Penguins might not have as great a preference between Ryan or Nash as either one would be more than capable of excelling alongside Sidney Crosby. For that matter, either one would look good as a potential long-time linemate for Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay, but it’s not clear if the Lightning have any interest in pursuing Nash as well.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have the trade chips to make this happen and Brian Burke has pulled off some deals with his former squad in the past, so they can’t be entirely dismissed.

That being said, the Ottawa Senators might actually emerge as the frontrunners for Ryan’s services, given that they apparently came the closest to acquiring Nash. The main thing that stood in the way of Ottawa getting Nash was the fact that he has a no-movement clause and didn’t include the Senators on his list of preferred teams.

  1. miketoasty - Jul 6, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Ryan to the Senators, Nash to Pittsburgh. Just a guess.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 6, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      Nobody wants to play in Ottawa.

    • jasncondit - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      Rumor out of Sweden is that the Wings are quietly looking to trade Johan Franzen. So don’t be surprised if there is a three way trade with Columbus or Tampa Bay. To get Ryan. Best guess is Yzerman (what better way to trade Franzen without any big mouth teams letting the cat out) in Tampa trades for Nash ships him to Detroit for Franzen then ships Franzen to Anaheim for Ryan and draft picks. So Detroit gets Nash away from Columbus uses the cap space to sign him long term) without Columbus knowing it and Yzerman gets Ryan and Anaheim gets a stud in return but with a big contract.

      Don’t believe me just ask Colorado how the Wings got Quincey back. Yzerman took our number 1 draft pick in exchange for sneaking Quincey away and shipping him to us. Colorado told Detroit no way where they sending him to us and then went WTF when we got him through Tampa…lol

      • spartaninnh - Jul 7, 2012 at 2:04 AM

        “Rumor out of Sweden”? So now NHL rumors are transiting the Atlantic — twice — before hitting the rumor mill on this side of the pond. Okay, sure. Those Swedes sure are close-mouthed.

        Your post might have a little more credibility if it didn’t refer to Detroit getting Nash “away from Columbus uses [sic] the cap space to sign him long term.” Nash is already signed through 2018 to a horrendous back-loaded contract.

        And Colorado was glad to dump Quincey. Perhaps you’ve seen him play recently.

        But other than that, great post.

  2. challer9 - Jul 6, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Either Glen Sather is confident he is going to get Nash or he is stupid for not having interest in Bobby Ryan.

    • ecmar2000 - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM

      Bobby Ryan = Scott Howson’s Kryptonite

  3. napoleonblownapart6887 - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Are the Jackets or Ducks looking for blue-line prospects? Outside of Beau Bennett at the prospect level, or Kennedy, Kunitz, or Tangradi at the NHL-ready level, the Pens don’t have much to offer from an offensive side of things. Defensively though they have a ton to offer. Just trying to get a feel for which team makes more sense as a possible PGH trading partner.

    With that said, I think either could put up 30 goals next year (conservatively) playing on a line with Sid against second defensive pairings.

    • handsofsweed - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      Good points, but I’d bet that the best chance the Pens would have to trade for a marquee player would be Weber, only bc you’d think they’d want some serious defensive prospects in return for him. Who knows, though, it’s not like nobody else has any big time young D talent coming up, either. It would be a matter of if Nashville likes our prospects better than the others. We’ll see, I guess.

  4. brianz85 - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    I’m sorry guys Bobby Ryan will be coming home , and become his life long dream a Philadelphia Flyer! Just don’t give away the house Homer!!

    • napoleonblownapart6887 - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:16 AM

      Hard to bet against guys returning home this offseason (see Suter, R. and Parise, Z), but don’t forget its not entirely up to Bobby – I’m sure if he had his way he’d return home to Philly, but its what makes the most sense for Anaheim that will dictate where he goes (at least through 2015).

    • sjb48 - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM

      I would love to see him come home. I am worried about the price though. It was rumored a while back that Meszaros would be a big part of a deal. Since then the ducks have signed Souray and Allen, so they don’t need a d man. I would think that Voracek would have to be involved at this point. I think the Flyers should be holding onto Voracek, just like Schenn and Couturier.

      • Eberwizzle - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

        I wouldn’t have a problem involving Vorachek and some picks in deal that lands Ryan.

      • Jay - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

        I’m thinking we keep the Flyers as they are. We don’t need these high paid players. We have a great young team, that is going to get better and better together.

      • Eberwizzle - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

        Jay you say they don’t need high paid players? Ryan is signed through 2014-15 for 5 million a year. CARLE just got 5.5 million for next 6 years!!! What do you think Vorachek is going to want at the end of this year? I think a proven 30 goal scorer is a steal at 5 million. Just my thinking.

      • flyers4everr - Jul 10, 2012 at 1:37 AM

        Please Homer do not give up such awesome young players like Cout,Schenn,and Vorachek!! As good as Nash and Ryan are it’s not worth it!! Get them without rearranging the team.

  5. polegojim - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Absolutely right…. what Columbus is asking for Nash is a blockade for saavy teams like Detroit.

    I like Ryan – again and again – Holland rightly will not give up the farm for a player.

    Detroit is not in ‘win at all cost’ mode like other teams. ReBuild, Reload, Return

    • tmoore4075 - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      They might not be in a win at all cost mode but the window of winning with Datsyuk and Zetterberg is getting smaller and Illitch isn’t gonna be around much longer so he might want to make a push to win something soon.

      • polegojim - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

        In light of what they’ve ALREADY accomplished, that’s a small view T, very small view

  6. Ryan Gillon - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    The Flyers are about $12 million from the cap ceiling with Pronger potentially going on LTIR.

  7. GenoPringles - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I want a game changer wing for Soupcan as much as the next guy, but not sure either one of these guys are worth the asking price. If Ryan is from Filthy, then I defiantly don’t want him.

    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:10 AM

      Would you strenuously object too?

      • handsofsweed - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:17 AM

        Oh, he’s “defiant,” allright.

      • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Jul 6, 2012 at 1:55 PM

        I’m going assume the 4 “thumbs down” clicks are the Pittsburgh guy, considering it’s a quote from a movie. I”m gonna guess most 13 year olds haven’t seen it.

    • whlskey - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM

      4 consecutive 30+ goal seasons and only 25 years old, yet he’s not worth the asking price..? Man I hope everybody in Pittsburgh thinks that way, because then the Flyers will be able to load up on great players whom are supposedly not good enough to play in Pitt, and that’ll mean you guys are tremendously screwed once Crosby and Malkins playing days are over.. and even being a Flyers fan myself, I hope both Crosby and Malkin have long and productive careers because they both deserve at least that whether they play for Pittsburgh or not, being as good as they are… Also, Bobby Ryan is from South Jersey and having played with him as kids, I can guarantee he’s worth every cent and has not even reached his full potential yet, but I’m glad to see you base your bias opinions on people based entirely on where they were born and grew up geographically. Have a lovely day.

  8. philly4lyfe - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    How do you figure the pens have a ton of good defensive d-men to make a trade? Did you watch the same playoffs I did?

    • miketoasty - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      You have obviously never heard of prospects. You know that thing that happens every year that is called the “Draft” that teams trade good players for to get picks? Yea, it kind of has something to do with a teams future.

    • napoleonblownapart6887 - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM

      Simon Despres – former first round pick, and has all the tools to be a top 4 guy – 20 years old.
      Brian Strait – played strong minutes with the big club when guys were down with injuries, could be a top 4 guy as well – 23 years old.
      Joseph Morrow – former first round pick, has had several GMs gushing over him and was a centerpiece of a lot of trade talks – 19 years old.
      Brian Dumolin – 2nd round pick out of BC, part of the the Staal deal, 20 years old.
      Not to mention #8 overall pick from this year in Derrick Poulliot and the number 22 pick in Ollie Matta…

      I know you wanted to get your shot in at the Pens and that’s fine. But don’t be so shortsighted as to look at one 6 game series and think that that is the state of a team. I wouldn’t look at NJ taking you out in 5 games an use that as a barometer…..

      • claysbar - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM

        As well as Bortuzzo, Sneep, Strait, Grant and Samuelsson

      • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

        Actually, NJ taking the Flyers out in 5 was a pretty good barometer, considering how NJD took out NYR and PHI couldn’t beat that team in 6 tries.

        The Flyers and Pens both have a lot of middling prospects on defense, but the Pens have the two first rounders this year. Philly just has a bunch of former busts who could still skate and reclaimed them (Coburn, Carle, Meszaros). It’s baffling that the Flyers can’t develop anything but forwards in the minor leagues, but the NHL defensive coaches can consistently just reclaim players that have been disappointments.

  9. dkphilly1122 - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Bobby’s coming home just like the Minnesota boys did. Two more players will turn there back to Pittsburgh in Ryan and Nash both. Guaranteed neither goes there, by choice anyhow. Rangers get Nash, Flyers get Ryan. I’ll be happy as long as Pittsburgh gets neither, they can have Semin. He fits there system, be lazy and cry first, score last.

    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      Nash waived his no trade for Pittsburgh…not that they have the assets in their farm system that Howson wants. But he does “want” to go there…and Howson only wants their second line in return.

    • miketoasty - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

      Well, I think Semin would fit well with the Flyers system. Don’t win Stanley Cups.

      • bobhpine - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM

        Good regular season numbers…lousy in the playoffs…sounds like Philly to me

      • isithockeyseasonyet - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM

        Won at least a round 3 straight years, not exactly world class stats but far from lousy

      • melonheadsdaddy - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM

        “well, your heads got the sh- the shell on it…” oh how you pittsburgians know how to brighten 99% of America’s days with comments like that..
        And I assume you meant that he “doesn’t” win Stanley cups….you’re welcome

    • murraychadwick - Jul 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

      Ok, let’s see Pittsburgh or Cbus or Anaheim(I can understand wanting to play there), why do you think neither would want to go to Pitt by choice? Nash has never played with any other star players and Ryan already has with Getz, Perry, and Selane. Pretty safe to say Ryan is who he his cause he plays with guys like Getz and Perry. So if I’m either Nash or Ryan, I’d love to be in Pitt.

  10. isithockeyseasonyet - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    How does pitt keep getting linked in trade rumors? If couturier and schenn are ‘musts’ from the flyers in a trade, who does Pitt have (as far as young talent) that can compare? I’m not trying to pick a fight, I’m asking because I don’t know…

    • isithockeyseasonyet - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      Nevermind, I looked up and answered my own question

  11. hockeyknowledge - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    does anyone know what happens to a soupcan? If you squeeze hard enough it bends. not that sturdy is it.

  12. sjsharks66 - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    I don’t understand how people say semin is bad? Have you looked at the stats and seen how good he is? If Doug Wilson liked to go after players in the off season i would love to sign semin.
    Just get Bobby Ryan out of the easy haha.
    I would like to see how he plays in the east with all the elite talent. I wonder if his numbers drop?

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

      You don’t watch hockey and only look and past scoring stats if you don’t understand.




    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

      Because we’re all Eastern Conference guys, so we see Semin play.

    • rockthered1286 - Jul 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      First hand experience since he’s entered the NHL- he has NO intangibles.
      Can he score?
      Can he skate?
      When he wants to.
      No heart, no backcheck, gives up when the teams down, poor passing, draws cheap shot stupid penalties that tend to hurt your team more often than not, lack of physicality….

      There’s a reason the Caps gave him back to back one year deals while signing Brooks Laich with lesser numbers to a 5 year deal….

  13. sjsharks66 - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    *out of the west.
    Lol typo

  14. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Well this makes a lot more sense than the stupid idea of trying to sign Semin like some out to lunch Red Wing fans suggest.

  15. bcisleman - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    A package for Ryan will have to include a bonafide 2nd line center and a top prospect. Nash will require a frontline player, prospects and picks. And the Nash-Ryan comparison ignores the fact that Ryan had Getzlaf and Perry for linemates.

    • epictron1 - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      If teams were willing to trade a 2nd line center to the Ducks, Ryan would be traded by now. Once Murray changes his demand froma 2nd line center to 2nd line talent, then Ryan will be traded.

      • ray2013 - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:38 PM

        It would depend on which team’s second-line center. I’m sure Columbus or Toronto would willingly offer their second line center for Ryan but I’m pretty sure that Anaheim rejects those centers.

  16. vinny3620 - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    how about this for the flyers Voracek 2 round pick and matt read for Boby Ryan and they trade for Shea Weber for sean couturier marc andre bourdon and a first rounder for him

    • andyb02 - Jul 6, 2012 at 1:06 PM

      You on crack?

  17. mclovinhockey - Jul 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Last time I checked the ducks would love D…. But then they got a few FAs. Maybe it has changed. The pens do have a lot of D prospects. They could prob pull it off with 2 prospects, a pick, Kunitz and Kennedy.

    As a flyers fan I am against giving up all this future we have. I do hope homer (if he does make te trade) will put lilja in the deal. Ducks need to hit the cap floor and by sending them a vet D at a low price will help the ducks out a bit.
    I could see Philly doing
    Read: 3rd liner who scored 25 goals last year… Ryan is a 35 goal scorer on the first line so that’s a big piece alone.
    Voracek: young gun who is a future first liner. This guy has shown skill that reminds me of girouxs rookie year.
    Lilja: vet D, would be a great 7th man for the ducks and help with the cap since he is a +35
    Prob a high pick as well.

    Is Ryan worth all that? I dont think so, people say he would be great with giroux but he is currently on a line with 2 other superstars as well. Maybe his numbers won’t change much.

    • howardforvezina - Jul 6, 2012 at 1:48 PM

      Two firsts and a good D-man is probably the price. maybe a second as well.

  18. GenoPringles - Jul 6, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Filthy just sent Fartsmell’s wife to California to recruit Ryan. I’ve heard her mouth can persuade people to leave town. Ask Jeffy Redbull Can Carter

    • hockeyknowledge - Jul 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM

      Filthy? What about your city, oh and Cooke.

    • cindysoupforbrainscrosby - Jul 6, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      the penguins missed out on parise HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
      crosby’s career is gonna end after he bangs his head on flower’s headboard after a game of tickle butt gets out of hand HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
      the pens “fans” are gonna stop showing up like they did after mario and jagr and the “franchise” will finally end up in K.C. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
      the console energy center will be turned into a SOUP kitchen


      • bobhpine - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:41 PM

        The caps lock thing is awesome, right?

        I think the only thing sadder than this frustrated young man is that 12 people like what he wrote. Somebody has to be in the tea party I guess.

      • verm68 - Jul 7, 2012 at 9:12 PM

        does your mother know what you`re doing?

  19. andyb02 - Jul 6, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    The Flyers is Ryan’s dream destination. Has strong ties to the area and grew up skating at the Flyer’s practice rink. He is also good friends with Bobby Clark. I can almost guarantee you that Voracek, Schenn, or Couturier won’t be traded. If the Flyers make it happen there will probably be a 1st round pick involved. And if he’s as big of a Flyers fan as he says he is, he will not accept a trade to the Penguins.

  20. lowen77 - Jul 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Look the only way Ryan is leaving is if the Ducks get a 30 goal scorer in return. If BM makes the trade it would be to an EC team. As a Ducks fan I think a Ryan for Nash swap works if Ryan stays in the WC. The Ducks want to get bigger and Nash has the goals and size they need. The Ducks have plenty of cap space to sign Nash and it wouldn’t jeprodize the Ducks resigning Perry or Getz. I love BR but he isn’t a crash the net aggressive type of player , although he can be at times. We have plenty of young talent and drafted mostly D thIs year so prospects aren’t going to get a trade done on the Ducks end it going to need to be for a marques player. All I know is that we have a ton of cap and holes to fill and other then signing Allen and Sheldon BM hasn’t done carp! Sorry for the typos blogging this from a smart phone.

  21. flyeredup202 - Jul 6, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Ryan comes to philly makes sense for 2 reasons… he would be a great fit on this team for age and talent level…. and a pure marketing ploy…. Every local would have his jersey on their backs in 5 days

  22. donjean - Jul 6, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Where’s it all going to end?

  23. GenoPringles - Jul 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    The Franchise didn’t miss out on anything. Suter and Parise lacked the natural girth needed to be part of this dynasty. The Soupcan can play on a line with your mother and still lead the NHL in points by banking shots in off her cottage cheese thighs. Girth makes the world go round. SCA4L

  24. icdogg - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    The comments on this post seem perfectly cromulent to me.

  25. omega72 - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Hello all, first time poster. I am a Leafs fan, born and raised. I am also a realistic Leafs fan as well as an overall hockey fan. I look forward to posting on TBR as I have read quite a few blogs and comments that I would have loved to comment on…

    For this article, here are my thoughts.

    Anaheim is a team on the decline with being located in a non hockey market, Selanne close to retiring, Getzlaf and Perry set to be UFA (I think) next year and treating Bobby Ryan like a number not a player. A friend of mine is a Ducks fan and tells me all the time, they need to reset and build up again. So they need to be able to free up cap to at least try an resign Getzlaf or Perry next year. I suggest the following trade:

    Bobby Ryan to Toronto for Connelly, Kadri and a prospect like Percy.
    Connelly’s salary will cover Ryan’s for Toronto to take him and still be able to make another move if they want.
    With Anaheim, Connelly will fit on their second or third line for the season and go UFA at seasons end giving them cap room to make a push to resign Getzlaf and Perry. They also get an up and coming heart and soul player in Kadri that can get into the top 6 now or very soon. As well as getting a defensive prospect in Percy.

    I think this trade works for both teams.
    Thanx for reading.

    • Eberwizzle - Jul 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

      Omega….nobody cares its your first post or that your a Leafs fan. Please in the future get to your point about 50-75 words faster. Thanks for reading.

      • omega72 - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:04 PM

        My first reply is a troll, nice. It’s an open article where I am free to post what I want and how I want. If you didn’t like what or how I posted, you could have stopped reading it 50-75 words into it. As for stating it was my first post and that I’m a Leafs fan, I was just politely saying hello to the community. At any rate…

    • Eberwizzle - Jul 6, 2012 at 10:28 PM

      Sorry dude…could you please tell us more? Maybe your favorite color or shoe size? We all now know you’re a leafs fan “born and raised” man….that’s exciting man!!! I’m so glad to hear that you are an overall hockey fan…We would have never figured that out being is you’re posting on “” but thanks for that information. I’m sorry, your’e right…I suppose I was a troll .Welcome to the neighborhood buddy…would you like some warm milk?

      • omega72 - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM

        Lol, favorite colour is blue (duh, Leafs fan…) and shoe size is 13. I posted about being an overall hockey fan because just saying I was a Leafs fan has seen some others get pooped on… Which I realise is expected. I understand my post was newbish but hey, I am/was a newb poster.

        Yes, some warm milk would be quite pleasant thank you. Perhaps after that, we can get back to talking hockey and not bickering like 12 year old girls.

        Anybody hearing anything solid on Paul Statsney?

      • Eberwizzle - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

        All in fun buddy

    • lowen77 - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

      Anaheims a team on the decline in a non hockey market? What?! You need to pay more attention to a team before you diss them! The cup has been one twice in the last 5yrs by Californian teams! You have 3 of the most competitive teams in all of hockey in California! And don’t go dogging on Teemu the guys a stud! For a leafs fan you either know very little about So Cal hockey or all of your failed seasons have made you bitter.

      • omega72 - Jul 7, 2012 at 8:55 PM

        For one, at no point did I “dog” on Selanne. I said he is close to retiring. I agree, he is a great player.

        Secondly, Anaheim’s attendance has been in the bottom of the league even during their cup run. How do you not sell out home playoff games?? I’ve been to a few games there while on vacation and let me tell you, winning or losing the game, fans head for the gates after the second period. 2 tickets, 2 beers, 2 meals for $60 vrs any team. I would be very surprised after this coming season if Selanne plays again OR see Getzlaf or Perry re-sign there.

  26. Jay - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Wayne Simmonds has similar numbers to Bobby Ryan. We don’t need him, nor do we need Rick Nash.

  27. redwingsfan999 - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Bobby Ryan would be a good fit in Detroit, the wings could trade filppula, kindl, and maybe a draft pick or minor player. Filppula and sealane r good friends so that would also help the ducks

  28. phillypa215 - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Geno, everybody on this site hates you. You are a joke and the Pens aren’t even close to a dynasty! Cut your losses and take a walk.

  29. chaser44 - Jul 6, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    I say move read (as much as I like him) I think his ceiling is about a 20-25 goal scorer, if they are looking for a 2nd line youngster he should fit. Move him along with a draft pick and maybe someone out of the minors for Ryan.

    • Eberwizzle - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      I’m curious about your logic saying his ceiling is 20-25 goals when you’ve seen him for 79 games in his first year in the NHL and he scores 24 goals and another 3 goals in 11 playoff games?

  30. andyb02 - Jul 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    The Flyers got Voracek, a 1st and a 3rd for Jeff Carter last offseason. A deal similar to that would be fair for Bobby Ryan.

  31. lidstrom5 - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Forget Rick Nash – Bobby Ryan is younger, cheaper, and has scored a few more goals than him over the last three years.?
    The biggest thing wit this is Nash has never had a Getzlaf or a Perry on his team …. i think its a bit unfair to compare numbers here .

  32. bobhpine - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Ryan is better than Nash…younger, cheaper, better numbers, plus Rick Nash has the hockey sense of an alzheimer’s patient. That said, where did this consensus come from that Jake Voracek is the piece Anaheim wants to fill that void? Hey, maybe the Pens could trade Paul Martin for Shea Weber straight up.

    Both Nash and Ryan are going to cost real actual solid NHL players, not a few picks and a package of overrated/overpaid players. Even though Ray Shero was negotiating with one team, still managed a young solid third line center, the 8th pick, and decent D prospect. Imagine if he could have actually used other teams to up the ante.

    In the end Ryan will move first. Howson is totally incompetent and somehow thinks he can trade an overpaid scoring winger and get a young scoring winger in return along with draft picks, prospects, the Dead Sea Scrolls, NHL ready bluenliners and a date with Taylor Swift. My guess is neither Nash nor Ryan moves until February. Should be fun though.

    PS 1975. :)

  33. jnealsmanmeat - Jul 7, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Filthygay215, ur the one who hasnt win a cup since, what, 75? How weak is that?! Sounds like ur the one that needs to take a walk. Face the fact that The Franchise is stronger than anything u or ur mom and whore sister can handle.

  34. tmoore4075 - Jul 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Since I can’t reply again to polegojim I don’t know if it’s that small of a view about the Wings. Ryan, or Nash for that matter, are young and vault you to the top again for the short term and long term, especially Ryan since he’s younger. He gives you much more than most likely any of the assets you give up will. Plus you have him so long that you have time to replenish what you gave up to get him. So guarantee to make you better now and a contender for the next number of years while you still have Zetterberg and Datsyuk plus a great talent to carry you for a while after that is not that short sighted.

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