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08-18-2010, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by airforceones25 View Post
ya but you want to trade for a guy that was a #2 overall pick in the 2005 draft..
not a bad draft i recall either... lets see

Crosby
Ryan
Jack Johnson
Price
Setoguchi
Kopitar
M. Staal
Statsny
Rask
Neal

^ just a few for ya... so what's your point?
At this point, I would take Crosby, JJ, Kopitar, and Stastney all over Ryan. If I needed D, I would have no problem taking Staal over Ryan either.

Ryan is a very good player, but he is 23, and while he will still improve, he will likely top out at 80 pts (good but no elite).

Also keep in mind that any team negotiating with the Ducks get the RFA advantage. Its becoming clear Ryan wants a 3 year deal, and Murray simply cant go with that as he would have to resign his 3 best players in the same year.

And if Ryan isnt signed by season start, the Ducks will be hurt big time. Remember how the Bruins started last season?

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