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01-30-2013, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
Who says the franchise is high on him?
Ryan never did ask for a trade, but because his father has been close to Flyers organizational higher-ups for years, especially Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke, a lot of hockey people believe he'll someday play for his hometown team.

Ryan worked out Tuesday morning with some of the Flyers' top players — Scott Hartnell, Danny Briere and Kimmo Timonen, among others. Ryan, who lives in Idaho during the summer and in Newport Beach, Calif., during hockey seasons, will skate with the Flyers again today, then return to California. Because he has no plans to play overseas during the lockout — he doesn’t want to take anyone’s job — Ryan will travel back to South Jersey to skate with Flyers players again if the lockout prolongs.

There is a long-standing relationship between Bobby Ryan, his family and the Flyers. I have little doubt that as a UFA, there will be a ton of mutual interest in playing for the team he not only rooted for as a kid, but whose senior leaders supported him coming up.

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