Update: 7:23AM: Darren Dreger tweets, “Last night a team interested in B.Ryan and talking with Ana said based on asking price a coaching change was more likely.”
Update: 10:45PM: Boruk tweets “Don’t assume the NYR or any team would have to unload the farm for Bobby Ryan. The team willing to part with 1st round picks could get him.”
Update: 9:54PM: Jeff Miller of the Orange County Register tweets that Bobby Ryan IS warming up for the Ducks tonight.
Update: 9:39PM: Helene Elliott tweets that the Ducks are looking for a top four defenseman, a center prospect and a draft pick.
Boruk says below that he thinks a deal “could” get done by the end of the week. I think that in his mind, imminent meant soon, 72 hours or so, rather than the deal happening tonight or the opposite, that the Ducks would hold onto him for a few more weeks or not trade him.
I have to think that Brooks is getting his info from someone on the Rangers side of things. He broke the story that they called about him and I would think that someone in the Rangers front office told him what he tweeted above. For all that is said about Brooks, he is the most connected to the Rangers front office.
Update: 8:10PM: Boruk writes at CSN Philly:
I was tipped off to a potential Ryan trade a week ago, but now a decision to deal the Ducks’ high-scoring left winger, according to a source close to the situation, appears to be imminent. Anaheim GM Bob Murray has contacted a number of NHL general managers to gauge interest and talks were initiated a few weeks ago.
Original Post: According to John Boruk of our sister station CSN Philly a trade for Bobby Ryan appears to be imminent.
Boruk says that the Rangers appear to be the front runners and that a deal “could” be done by the end of the week.
Well things just heated up a little bit. The Ducks play at 10 tonight against Montreal so if Ryan is held out, we will know something is up.
The tweets from Boruk:
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