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06-19-2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Idk. I think Read, Coburn, and 11 is a pretty solid deal to get Ryan.
That would be a huge overpayment for a guy two years from being a free agent.

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Bill-...9#.UcGrZpx7xCg

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In similar fashion, in recent years, there has been an annual round of rumors tying the Flyers to a potential trade for Anaheim Ducks winger Bobby Ryan. There is little doubt there are at least some decision-makers around the team who still covet the Cherry Hill native.

My own feelings on Ryan haven't changed from last year. Despite a bit of a down year this past season, he remains a fine offensive winger who can be relied on for 30-plus goals in a full season. But he has limitations. The reality of Ryan's overall game is that he's similar player to another former second overall draft pick, ex-Flyer James van Riemsdyk (who, in his fourth NHL season, outproduced sixth-season NHLer Ryan this year in both goals and points). If you didn't like JVR when you watched him on an every-game basis, you probably won't like Ryan much better.

Both players tend to be streaky in their production. Both are no better than ordinary as a defensive players. Lastly, for players of their size, their physical games can be spotty. But when they're on, they can score in bunches.

I would certainly have no objection to seeing the Flyers add Ryan. But I don't personally covet him enough to see the Flyers put together a multi-piece package, including the 11th overall pick of the 2013 Draft, to acquire him.

As least the way I see it, the team has bigger holes than lacking a winger such as Bobby Ryan. Those needs starts with a long-term mission to rebuild the top end of the blueline (signing Mark Streit adds an offensive specialist, not a top-pairing anchor) . In my opinion, the organization is better off right now stockpiling assets and building system depth at all level, not depleting from it for quick fixes.
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Voracek is the better all around player. Ryan is a more productive JVR.
Overall, but not this year.

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