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Bobby Ryan felt bad about his trade demand; “It was kind of stupid”

Sep 6, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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One of the bigger stories of the summer centered around Bobby Ryan‘s interview with a Philly media outlet in which he said the Ducks should just trade him to the Flyers.

In an interview with Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, Ryan fesses up that he may not have been in the clearest of minds when he was interviewed.

“But about 10 minutes after the interview, I was like, ‘Gosh, I shouldn’t have done that, seeing that I’m teeing off on the 37th hole of the day after 11 o’clock.’ It was kind of stupid.

“At that point, you can’t kick yourself for too long. I knew that if (Ducks general manager Bob Murray) really had a problem with it, he would reach out to me. That never happened.”

All right, who amongst us haven’t said something we shouldn’t have when we had a few too many? It’s been clear from the get-go that the Ducks didn’t really take Ryan’s trade request seriously saying only he was “disappointed” in what Ryan said.

As for Ryan, he tells Stephens he’s eager to get things going in Anaheim this season and feels good about working with coach Bruce Boudreau. Now the Ducks just have to make sure to keep Ryan away from the reporters when he’s on (or slightly off) the golf course.

  1. sgtr0c - Sep 6, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Drunk-in’ words, are sober thoughts…….

  2. id4joey - Sep 6, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Wow! How exciting can it be playing for Boudreau? After all, this guy couldn’t win a cup with the teams he had in Washington. Ryan should ask to be traded.

    • ven9898 - Sep 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM

      Pretty sure Anaheim has won a cup though, what has Philly done in the past 10 years?

      • bigtastegeno - Sep 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

        Hell, what have they done since 1975?

    • babykaby - Sep 8, 2012 at 3:49 AM

      I’m trying to figure out if this guy is as big an idiot as he portrays himself to be. No, he can’t be, can he?

  3. hockeyissweet - Sep 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    wanting to be traded from the ducks is smart not stupid

  4. travishenryskid - Sep 6, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    I’m not sure if it’s funny or sad that the biggest, most “legitimate” trade rumor of the summer was based on a drunken rant.

  5. id4joey - Sep 6, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Who cares?

  6. semin28 - Sep 6, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    No one cares let’s get a deal done

  7. gaap56 - Sep 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Let’s play hockey !

  8. phillyphann83 - Sep 6, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Only made the playoffs 9 out of those 10 years, such pitiful results, I know, can you believe it?

    How’d the Ducks do last year? I’m curious.

    • bigtastegeno - Sep 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

      Philly sure has won a lot of cups since 1975.

  9. mclovinhockey - Sep 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Ducks did win a cup… Still… No one in their right mind would chose the ducks over flyers

  10. biffnasty - Sep 6, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    he must have been annihilated if he wanted to play in Filthy.

    • bigtastegeno - Sep 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM

      Maybe Sideshow Bob offered his wife up again.

  11. echech88 - Sep 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I’d imagine flying back to Southern California in the Summer had a way of making his fate a little easier to accept.

  12. fortwaynekomets - Sep 8, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    everyone here in Anaheim doesn’t like Ryan anymore after this. We’d rather see him leave than comeback. he’s crazy for wanting the Filthy Flyers though…. much better teams out there.

  13. phillyphannn83 - Sep 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    the kid is from Cherry Hill, NJ. Look at a map and you’ll know why he wants to play in Philly.

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