Time to touch on Ducks forward Bobby Ryan who is reportedly being shopped around. Now if this is true, I’m sure every GM will at least put a call in to see what the deal is.
Ryan carries a $5.1 million cap hit, and is under contract for 3 more years after this season. As noted in an earlier post today, the Ducks budget is stretched, so it can be assumed that they wouldn’t be taking on more than $5.1 million unless other players are involved.
Nov. 30th – 10:15 AM:
Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Bobby Ryan is aware of the trade rumors surrounding him, and that he could be on his way out. “I wouldn’t be surprised,” Ryan told the Register on Tuesday. “That’s all I’ll say about that.” Ducks GM Bob Murray added: “at any time if we get offered a deal on any player that makes this team better, we would have to take a long, hard look at that.” Ryan added: “If they feel like the Ducks are going to get better and I’m going to get chance to play somewhere else, I guess I would. But I’m certainly not thinking about it day in and day out.”
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: A sources confirms the Ducks are listening to offer for Bobby Ryan. Another source added: “they’re listening on a lot of guys. They have to at this point.” It’s not that the Ducks are shopping Ryan, but teams are calling about him. The Hurricanes and Ducks have talked about Ryan. A deal with anyone would likely involve a young defenseman, young forward and a high draft pick.
Jamie McBain, Zach Boychuk, and a 2nd round pick. Let’s make it happen! Even throw in Jiri Tlusty or Anthony Stewart.
Jeff Skinner is the teams future. Look for Staal to be traded before skinner (not to the ducks, just in general). Bobby Ryan is not worth getting skinner. It’s possible the discussions coud have involved brandon sutter.
As long as it’s not Ruutu, Jokinen, Ward, Skinner, Faulk, or Dumoulin, I say go for it.
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