Thread: Speculation: Bobby Ryan
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07-27-2012, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
I said Ryan will likely diminish production-wise by 30.

I think that's a reasonable expectation.
Which is 6 seasons away and isn't a terrible prediction. That's all you can really say about it.

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That implication is purely one of your own doing.

I pointed out originally that Ryan is more physical. Voracek can certainly take a hit of course and battle along the boards, but Ryan has more command to his movements.

I then pointed out that Voracek was better defensively. He is. While Ryan is certainly not bad defensively, something I already pointed out in this thread, Voracek is extremely solid and particularly underrated in this regard.
That's fair enough.

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I said Voracek is THREE YEARS YOUNGER.
I said Voracek is CHEAPER.
I said Voracek is AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER DEFENSIVELY.
I said Voracek is ALMOST AS GOOD OFFENSIVELY BUT LACKING THE SHOT RYAN HAS.

That clear everything up?
He's cheaper, by a whole million dollars, and the defensive part is accurate. The rest, is not. He's not as good offensively, and he's not three years younger. The fact that you put the age thing in all caps to emphasize your point is hilarious, considering that it is definitely not correct.

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Peak production age for a forward is roughly 23-28 in the NHL.
Well Ryan still has four years left to improve, then.

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