Thread: News Article: Ryan hopes to be traded to Flyers
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07-07-2012, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by sm0ka47 View Post
Because scoring goals isn't the only skill set in the NHL. The advantage defensively is Voracek. Ryan floats and doesn't really work hard in his own zone. How is Voracek not proven? He's already proven he can atleast put up 40-50 points and be responsible defensively. He can continue to get better. He's only 22 years old. Ryan is about to reach his peak years in terms of goal scoring. It would be nice to have him with Giroux but its not really a need when there are options in free agency. Not for what Murray is asking.
That is totally false about Ryan's D. He may not be as good as Voracek but he isn't a floater and works hard on both ends of the ice. Ryan is actually good defensively. I would say he is better the Hartnell. Also, players don't just develop a scoring touch. They may learn to put themselves in a better position to score goals with experience to increase their production but it's not like Jake doesn't get his chances he just doesn't finish. He may end up like a bigger Kapenen. Really good 2 way player with great speed that tops out at 20 goals. Ryan is a finisher.

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