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06-25-2012, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Calle62 View Post
Ryan is in a perfect situation with Perry and Getzlaf - they open up space for him. Ryan doesnt use his size to create space or chances. He lets others create space for him, which is exactly the type of player we DON'T need. Now, that doesnt mean I wouldnt welcome him here... it just means that he must A) come at the right price and B) he must learn to use his size more efficiently.

Either way, I still believe Semin is the better fit for this team. Better long-range scorer and more consistently dangerous in the offensive zone.
Does Ryan spend a lot of the time just sniping for goals? Yes.

But to say he doesn't use his size is a flat out wrong statement. If you watch the videos on him several of his goals are where he drives to the net and uses his big body to protect the puck. He crashes the net hard. He can also create offense single-handedly and while Getzlaf and Perry are big factors on creating chances for him he is also a hell of a player when it comes to creating his own chances which is something we DESPERATELY need.

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