Thread: Proposal: Bobby Ryan To Washington
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11-04-2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
Johansson wouldn't have beat out Koivu for the second line center position in Anaheim the last two years and would have been left in juniors/AHL as well.
Johansson could very well have been your 3C if he didn't beat out Koivu (and I'm not convinced he wouldn't have beaten Koivu this past season). You certainly wouldn't have traded for Cogliano if you had Johansson in the fold.

Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
If he plays at RW it's even worse because that puts him after Selanne and Perry.
He's played primarily center. His swap to RW was facilitated by the fact he has great chemistry with Backstrom.

Originally Posted by JabbaJabba View Post
I wasn't talking about which one is better, obviously Johansson has already claimed a spot in Capitals' lineup. Holland is just about to do it (damn lockout) so there's no need to trade Ryan away to fill hole in the lineup when it's about to be filled.
While they have a rookie that may fill that spot, I wouldn't consider him a sure enough of a thing to dismiss opportunities to fill the position with a known quantity.

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