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11-29-2011, 10:19 AM
Billy Madison*
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Originally Posted by Holdurbreathe View Post
While definitely a valid question, you must remember the Ducks organization has commited over $60M in salaries and finds themselves rapidly falling out of the playoff picture.

The old adage, 'you have to give something to get something' definitely applies in this case. So assuming Perry, Getzlaf and probably Fowler are untouchable, what assets remain that might bring a package in return that fills the holes? Ryan is the logical next choice.

IMO if the Ducks were to trade Ryan, it will be for a proven defenceman, but before the Ducks make that move there will be a coaching change in the hope it will kick start things.
There are other guys in Anahiem that could be moved if it was just money. Anyways, IMO, Ryan's production is in large part to a Hart Trophy winner and a top 10 center in the NHL. If anyone looks at Ryan and sees a sure fire, top end winger... they may want to look again. I'm not saying he isn't going to be one but I am saying if people think it's a gauarantee, it's anything but. Least we forget what it would take to get him.

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