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Rumor: Ducks Shopping Bobby Ryan?

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Parise for Ryan straight up, thats if Lou really believes Zach wont stay....but nothing will happen.

Just for kicks...

Kovalchuk Zajac Ryan

Sykora Elias Zubrus

Clarkson Henrique Tedenby

Janssen Carter Palmieri

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Edited by Zubie#8

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The Ducks would love Kovy. And Boby can see his mom every week. :pray:

Errr--make that Bobby.

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What a pipe dream, but would sure love to see Bobby Ryan in a Devils sweater. He is a jersey boy afterall. :)

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the devils best offer would be salvador/henrique and one of merill or urbom + a high draft pick and other teams could beat that offer. i just don't see a fit.

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Bobby Ryan isn't going anywhere. Randy Carlyle will be the one leaving Anaheim if anyone is going.

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Parise for Ryan + Niedermayer steps out of retirement.

:lol:

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Bobby Ryan isn't going anywhere. Randy Carlyle will be the one leaving Anaheim if anyone is going.

That's not going to solve the Ducks' problem, which existed last year and which was why they were beaten in the playoffs by a team that wasn't particularly good themselves - their depth is just horrendous. Plus you've got Jason Blake (who's been hurt all year), Saku Koivu, Teemu Selanne, and Lubomir Visnovsky all over the age of 35 and possibly ready for retirement.

That's why I think trading Ryan makes sense - if they can get 3 bodies for him, pull the trigger IMO. Something like Berglund, Oshie, and Colaiacavo for Ryan and a prospect would make sense. I don't think the Devils could get him, nor am I sure they should be interested.

The Ducks won the Cup 4 years ago and right now look like a team that might go through an extended rough patch. It's part of what makes the Devils' and Red Wings' runs so remarkable.

Edited by Triumph

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kovy is one of my top 3 favorite players.. but i wouldn't mind swapping him straight up for ryan.. he would make such a great fit on the team especially since he can move from center to a wing

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It's part of what makes the Devils' and Red Wings' runs so remarkable.

I'm ready to put the Devils in past tense now. This isn't 95-00-03 anymore.

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Incarcerated Bob is tweeting about this as well so I doubt its going to happen

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We're a little shallow on the left wing, so I say we go for it.

We're deep at LW and shallow at RW that's why Kovy is playing RW and not LW. I also think that Bobby Ryan is a RW not a LW so... :noclue:

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Oh I was just joking since I thought Ryan was a LW, but if he's a RW, that would make more sense.

Ryan-Getzlaf-Perry was a line for a while, I thought.

That said, I don't think this is plausible for the Devils now.

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I'm ready to put the Devils in past tense now. This isn't 95-00-03 anymore.

That wasn't the point I was making, nor am I ready to do that. My point was that we have seen these teams win Stanley Cups from 2000 on: New Jersey, Colorado, Detroit, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Boston. Colorado, Tampa Bay, and Carolina already fell on hard times. Anaheim is getting there. Throw in Ottawa, Dallas, and Toronto, teams that were really good around 2000 who've seen time in the dumps since then. It's really, really hard to stay good in this league.

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Ryan's a LW, or at least he was when he was lighting it up with Perry and Getzlaf.

Edited by NJDevs4978

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Ah..well if he could successfully make the shift to RW I think he'd be a solid acquisition.

Not at the cost of the depth the Devils have left, though. Doesn't seem plausible.

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Only if we're losing Parise would I want it to be considered. I think we could most definitely put a package together, but I dont know how financially sound a move would be.

Ryan is a Jersey kid, but hes a Cherry Hill kid. Its highly possible he identifies with the Flyers rather than the Devils.

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i just hope Toronto goes after him and get him... then they won't be going after Zach if he's available... i know that a lot of teams will be lining up for him but that'd be one less lol

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Only if we're losing Parise would I want it to be considered. I think we could most definitely put a package together, but I dont know how financially sound a move would be.

I actually think the opposite. Leaving the Devils' finances aside, if they keep Parise, they'll still have a bunch of cap room what with Brodeur and Salvador coming off the books, and they'll be flush with centers/wingers. It might make sense to deal away Henrique, Merrill, and a 1st round pick for Ryan. In theory. If Parise goes, he probably goes for nothing, and now LW isn't the tower of strength it once was.

But in general the Devils don't have the kind of assets for this sort of move.

Ryan is a Jersey kid, but hes a Cherry Hill kid. Its highly possible he identifies with the Flyers rather than the Devils.

I think Ryan kinda grew up all over - Wikipedia says he played on a team as a teenager in Los Angeles, and I think he spent a lot of time in the Toronto area as well.

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brooks says rangers are kicking the tires but if they're not going to move steppan, i don't know what they have to deal.

tri - i think you're right about st. louis being a really good fit.

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