Thread: News Article: Ryan hopes to be traded to Flyers
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07-07-2012, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by lancer247 View Post
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.
No. Ryan takes shifts off. He isn't good defensively at all. Average maybe. But not good. Never said Voracek would develop a scoring touch. But he will be a good two-way player in this league that is a puck possession beast. Sami Kapenen is a terrible comparison because he was never as talented as Voracek. Kaps was a heart and soul type of guy with some skill he was never the playmaker and as skilled as Voracek is now.

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