Thread: Speculation: Design a trade for Bobby Ryan
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02-27-2013, 08:32 AM
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Well, it's super fun to pump some old threads up again.

Originally Posted by Muscles4Malkin View Post
Let's just hope that Bennett and Crosby will become great friends at summer and have great chemistry at camp too. Then we would have our own Bobby Ryan, light version.
My quote from last August, then:

Originally Posted by ObsessedCreative View Post
You've obviously never seen him play and know very little about him...
Originally Posted by ObsessedCreative View Post
I'll eat my shoe if he makes this team out of camp and doesn't go to Wilkes-Barre.
You didn't have to do that, good for you.

Originally Posted by wgknestrick View Post
IMAO. Bennett is a long shot to make it to the NHL. He's only played 1 very short season of college hockey. No major junior, nothing. He has played < 50 games over the last 2 years. Do you think he is magically developing playing Xbox?

I wouldn't be surprised if they send him down to Wheeling at some point. The AHL is going to really challenge him.

To think he is going to come out of playing against 2nd tier BCHL players (albeit dominating them) and step right into the NHL is a little far fetched. If he does it, great, but I wouldn't get your hopes up. He's already 21. Time is not on his side.

Kunetzov was drafted after him and has already played over 100 KHL games FWIW.
Well, look what happened. He trained hard and turned out to be a NHL-player after all.

And finally:

Originally Posted by ObsessedCreative View Post
I think you missed the meaning of my post... it was in response to the guy wishing and hoping that BB was going to make the NHL this year, and me telling him he was bat-dh!t crazy for thinking that.

But do we still need Bobby Ryan and what would it take, if Ducks decide to re-sign both Getzlaf and Perry?

Would be cute to have Beau's old babysitter Mr. Bobby with Crosby one day? What if Ryan wants to sign with Flyers after his contract ends? Anyway, here's my bold idea:

Ryan and Sbisa for Letang and Jeffrey (of course Ryan, Kennedy or Adams for example could play center at the time Geno is on IR)

Letang has all the tools but brains are what they are. He's going to get somewhere around ~$6M+, so do we need him in the future when we have Pouliot, Morrow, Despres, Maatta etc.? Letang is not ideal QB specialist and even Martin is doing better job at the moment and Sbisa would be very solid acquisition.

Bobby Ryan - Sidney Crosby - Beau Bennett/Pascal Dupuis
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Matt Cooke - Brandon Sutter - Pascal Dupuis/Beau Bennett
Tanner Glass - Joe Vitale - Tyler Kennedy/Craig Adams
Zach Boychuk

Brooks Orpik - Paul Martin
Luca Sbisa - Matt Niskanen
Simon Despres - Deryk Engelland
Robert Bortuzzo

Marc-Andre Fleury
Tomas Vokoun

And this is just one idea now that we have so many promising D-prospects in our pool for the future and Despres and/or Niskanen could take Letang's spot as more offensive guy who brings the puck from neutral zone. We could also make a trade to boost our current defensive roster more.

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