Buzz: Bobby Ryan Is Ready To Move On, Dad Wants Him On Flyers

Bobby Ryan had this to say to Randy Miller of the Courier Post:

“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.”

Buzz: The Rangers Aren’t Trading Certain Players

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.

Buzz: Bobby Ryan May Cost A Center

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.

Buzz: Rick Nash and Bobby Ryan are Linked

11:55AM: Dreger tweets, “Nash’s agent, Joe Resnick will meet with CBJ gm Scott Howson this afternoon. Have to think he encourages a trade.”

Mailbag: What Do You Think The Rangers Offer For Bobby Ryan Will Be? (UPDATE)

6:29PM: It was reported on TSN that the Anaheim Ducks aren’t pushing Bobby Ryan out the door and are once again just listening to offers for him.

12:25PM: Richard: Now that Bobby Ryan is available again, I think the Rangers should stop looking at Rick Nash and make a move for Ryan. He is younger and cheaper and would probably cost less. What do you think the Rangers will offer to get him?

Adam: Well, Bob McKenzie said yesterday, “If ANA moves Ryan I suspect it would be for two or three building block pieces that would increase organizational depth but not payroll.” You would figure that since the Ducks are losing Justin Schultz, they will want Tim Erixon or Michael Del Zotto as part of a deal. I am not sure that Brandon Dubinsky is a fit if Anaheim is looking to shed some payroll, and if that is the case, they will want guys like Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan who are cheap.

Anaheim will want but won’t get Chris Kreider and if they are looking to cut payroll they probably won’t want Brandon Dubinsky. The Rangers may have to part with a guys like Carl Hagelin, Artem Anisimov or even Derek Stepan to get Ryan.

BUZZ: Bobby Ryan Is Available Again

6:30PM: McKenzie tweets, “If ANA moves Ryan I suspect it would be for two or three building block pieces that would increase organizational depth but not payroll.”

5:36PM: McKenzie adds: “That doesn’t mean Bobby Ryan is sure to be moved. It does means ANA’s phone will be/has been ringing and they will be keenly listening.


5:05PM: Bob McKenzie tweets “Hearing ANA’s Bobby Ryan is “available” again after being taken off trade market after Randy Carlyle’s Duck departure.”

According to readers, Ryan is far and away the top choice of players the Rangers could acquire.

Back in the fall the Ducks were listening to offers on Bobby Ryan.

Ryan is signed for three more seasons at $5.1 million per season. In a down season, Ryan had 31 goals and 26 assists. He had 7 points in 8 games for Team USA at the World Championships. He played under John Tortorella at the 2010 Olympics.

In November, it was reported that the Rangers untouchable roster players, in regards to Bobby Ryan, were Ryan Callahan, dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Michael Sauer, Marc Staal and Derek Stepan.

Back in January it was reported that the cost to get a player like Ryan was two high end prospects and two first round picks.

It was reported that despite their interest in him, the Rangers never made a trade proposal for Ryan back in the fall.

CLICK HERE for a section dedicated to Bobby Ryan.

Poll: Which Player Would You Prefer The Rangers Trade For?

For the sake of discussion and to see the preference of Rangers fan, if the cost for each player was the same, which of the players below would you like to see the Rangers acquire via trade.

CLICK HERE for a section on Iginla.

CLICK HERE for a section on Ryan.

CLICK HERE for a section on Nash.

Buzz: The BIG Anaheim Presence At Tonight’s Game

Bobby Ryan is believed to be OFF the market with the Ducks closing in on the playoff race. Teemu Selanne has said that he doesn’t want to be traded.

The Ducks are six points out of the eighth spot and only eight points back of the Blackhawks.

The Ducks play the Devils in New Jersey tomorrow.

Update: 5:27PM: Pat Leonard tweets that Ducks GM Bob Murray is at the game.

Buzz: Bobby Ryan and the Maple Leafs?

According to Flyers beat writer Anthony Sanfilippo on twitter, the Toronto Maple Leafs may have something in the works to acquire Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks.

Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke drafted Ryan when he was GM of the Ducks.

Back in late November it was reported that a trade of Ryan to the Rangers was "imminent.

More on Ryan, HERE.

Buzz: The Possible Cost For The Players On The Ducks

According to Bruce Garrioch in the Ottawa Sun, the cost for a player like Ryan Getzlaf or Bobby Ryan would be two high end prospects and two first round picks.

In the cast of the Maple Leafs, Garrioch writes that it would cost prospects Nazem Kadri and Joe Colborne, along with the picks, to get one of those players.