According to Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com, the Rangers are not happy that the Rick Nash situation is taking this long to play out and because of that, they are engaging with Anaheim in talks for Bobby Ryan.
LeBrun says that Zach Parise is true to his word and won’t sign with the Rangers.
“I take things personally,. 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. 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.”
Ryan tells Miller that he is willing to go anywhere, but the Flyers would be his first choice since it would be a return home for him. Ryan is from Cherry Hill, NJ.
Ryan’s dad said, ““In my mind, the Flyers are the best that there is. But I just want to see him happy. The only place he can’t go is the Rangers. I’d never hear the end of it from Clarkie.”
According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, the Rangers are not trading Marc Staal, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh, along with Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi and Henrik Lundqvist, in a deal to acquire more scoring.
Brooks notes that the Ducks aren’t interested in Brandon Dubinsky and while they would have interest in Derek Stepan, the Rangers may not like having Artem Anisimov or Brandon Dubinsky as the second line center.
He writes that the Rangers probably can’t acquire Ryan unless they relent and move some of their younger players. Brooks also notes that the Rangers won’t acquire Rick Nash unless Columbus GM Scott Howson lowers his demands.
In regards to Nash, Brooks writes that Nash’s agent has said that he won’t expand his list of teams and that the Flyers and Senators are not on that list.
According to Jeff Z. Klein of the NY Times, Howson asked for Brandon Dubinsky and a combination of Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh, Michael Del Zotto and possibly two first round picks in a deal for Nash at the deadline.
He notes that McDonagh, Kreider and possibly Hagelin are untouchable.
According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com, the Philadelphia Flyers are interested in Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan.
LeBrun says that any deal with the Flyers for Ryan would need to include 20-year-old center Brayden Schenn.
He notes that the Flyers don’t want to move Schenn and instead would rather move James vanRiemsdyk.
LeBrun thinks that Ryan could be a PLAN B for the Flyers if they miss out on Rick Nash.
Anaheim is reportedly not shopping Ryan, but is listening to offers.
Ryan is from Cherry Hill, NJ.
Adam Rotter: If Schenn would be required from the Flyers, you would think that Derek Stepan would be required for Bobby Ryan. The question that I have with moving Stepan for Ryan, is who then replaces Stepan as the second line center? Artem Anisimov is the easy choice but that is a big role for him to step into after having a down season.