Orange County Nights: The Ballad of Grumpy Bobby [All Bobby Ryan discussion | Part V]
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07-03-2012, 12:14 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: South Philly/SoCal
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Nor will it affect the Ducks' apparent needs if we make a trade with Philly.
This is true. You don't have to trade Ryan unless he pulls a Lindros.
Most Ducks fans have written off Philly as a trade partner when it became clear that Schenn/Couts are off the table. No hard feelings, but we will either move on with someone else or keep Ryan.
Maybe, not definitely.
"Wishful thinking" is expecting that Ryan will be traded to Philly for the parts that Holmgren wants to part with, whether or not the Ducks are interested, because Ryan commented on his desire to play in Philly one day.
It has nothing to do with the desire to play in Philly vs. anywhere else. It's just that he's disgruntled and vocal about it, and his value will be slightly less than it would be otherwise. Like I said, the Ducks do not have to deal him unless he holds out. Still, they have no leverage over anyone else at this point.
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