Thread: Value of: Bobby Ryan to Toronto
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06-21-2013, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by hockeyjack13 View Post
He's from around Philly so he'll probably go there soon
How often does that reasoning work with free agents? And my definition of "soon" usually doesn't mean a time span of two years, which is the earliest he can choose to go anywhere.

Originally Posted by abhanot View Post
both of whom are projected to be better than Ryan (...)
Based on what? I have never seen such projections. If one has the opinion that they are going to end up doing better / being more important / whatever, that's one thing, but there's no objective projections that say they are going to be better than Ryan can be. The last thing Ryan lacks is upside. Sure, he's older, but even while being in absolute elite company for players scoring 30+ goals every full season he spent in the NHL, his numbers aren't a finished product, given lack of quality PP1 time, for example.

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