Around the time of the NHL Draft, Bobby Ryan said that he was ready to move on from the Ducks after hearing his name mentioned in many different trade scenarios.
Ryan said “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.”
Today, Ryan spoke with the OC Register’s Eric Stephens about those comments and said that he regretted making them right after and that he has not asked to be traded by the Ducks.
Ryan added that he didn’t hear from the Ducks after those comments were made and he was just frustrated by repeatedly being asked about the topic.
Anaheim reportedly wanted Derek Stepan in exchange for Ryan. That was a deal that 62% of readers said they would not make.
The Penguins were a team that was mentioned as interested in Ryan back in early July.
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At USA Today, Kevin Allen writes that it’s possible that the Ducks could trade Bobby Ryan, but only if they are overwhelmed with an offer.
He writes that the Flyers could look to add Ryan to counter the Rangers move for Rick Nash.
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The Buffalo News writes that the Sabres have been after Ryan “for months.”
At CSNNE, Joe Haggerty writes about the rumors that Bobby Ryan deal could be made with the Bruins if the team is willing to deal David Krejci and a first round pick.
Haggerty writes that most trade talks with the Bruins have centered around teams wanting Milan Lucic and/or Dougie Hamilton, two guys the Bruins don’t want to move.
He writes, “If and when the Ducks ready to accept Krejci and a draft pick in return for one of the best right wings in the NHL then you’ll see the Bruins move swiftly to secure his services and then slide Tyler Seguin into his rightful spot at center.”
Haggerty does caution that a deal doesn’t seem imminent for Ryan and the Bruins.
According to Bruce Garrioch in the Ottawa Sun, the Senators are interested in trying to acquire Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks.
Garrioch writes that Anaheim is looking for a second line center and a young defenseman to replace Justin Schultz who wouldn’t sign with the team.
Other teams interested in Ryan are believed to be the Flyers, Leafs, Penguins, Red Wings and Lightning.
Garrioch notes that top prospects Mika Zibanejad and Robin Lehrner would be offered up in a potential deal for Rick Nash.
It is believed the Rangers will not trade Derek Stepan to acquire Ryan or Nash.
According to a tweet from Larry Brooks, if the Rangers can not make a trade for Bobby Ryan if they don’t include Derek Stepan.
Brooks says that since the Rangers seem unwilling to include Stepan in any proposals, it seems like it’s “Nash or no one at the moment.”
Buffalo would reportedly send Derick Roy to Anaheim in a package for Ryan.
62% of readers said that they would not trade Stepan for Ryan.
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.
According to the OC Register, via PHT, Ducks GM Bob Murray says that he will talk with Bobby Ryan when he returns from the draft and try to set the record straight with him on what is going on.
Ryan said yesterday that he was ready to move on from Anaheim since he thinks he hasn’t been treated fairly.
Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that the Rangers won’t move Derek Stepan to get Bobby Ryan.
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.”