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11-30-2011, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by NY Lito View Post

Side note: I wish people woulds stop saying he's only as good as he is due to his line. Same could be said for Getz and Perry too (albeit they are better individual players).
That definitely has influenced his production... Look at the numbers Heatley was able to put up in Ottawa playing alongside Spezza and Alfie... Back to back 50 goal 100+ point seasons....

I don't think Ryan is necessarily a 35 goal / 70+ point player if he was playing for the Rangers... We would never field a line comparable to the Ryan/Getzlaf/Perry combo... Even with Richards & Gaborik in the mix I don't think you would ever see the Rangers stick their 3 best forwards on the same line, we don't have the depth to really get by doing that (nor did the Ducks).... I would picture Ryan as a 30 goal / 60-65 point player for the Rangers giving our roster make-up....

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