I saw on the flyers board and some one say he herd it on NHL live or some thing. I also caught this on that same topic, here it is..
Mark Guy of Toronto-based Newport Sports Management said Monday that he hasn’t resumed any contract talks with the Ducks’ brass in the days after their season ended last week but added that he believes there will be discussions in the coming weeks after the two sides agreed to suspend negotiations earlier in the season.
“I would expect that we will at some point in time,” Guy said of any scheduled talks. “But we haven’t yet. And that’s not abnormal with the season just ending.
“We have quite a few guys up this summer and we haven’t really started on any of them yet because teams are just kind of going through the whole process of evaluating themlseves and where they fit cap-wise for next year.
“I would expect that we’d get into some discussions as we we had into the later part of May and June. But nothing scheduled for right now.”
The Ducks know that Ryan, a restricted free agent as of July 1, will be getting a big-money deal but they decided to suspend negotiations until after the season partly to see if the big winger could duplicate his breakout rookie campaign when he had 31 goals and 57 points in being a Calder Trophy finalist.
Though there were some concerns about his willingness to work in the tough areas around the net, Ryan shook off a slow start to 2009-10 to lead the Ducks with 35 goals and rank third on the team with 64 points.
Ryan’s goal total tied him for 10th in the NHL with Vancouver’s Alex Burrows. The fact that he’s still 23 and has 71 goals over the equivalent of two full seasons certainly jacked up his asking price, which figures to settle around $5 million per season. Maybe more.
One thing to consider: Guy negotiated Corey Perry’s five-year deal that carries an average salary of $5.325 million in the summer of 2008 after Perry posted 29 goals and 54 points in 2007-08. Perry, who was also 23 at the time he signed his contract, had 59 goals in 208 NHL games at that point.
And there’s the specter of an offer sheet thrown out by another team that Ryan himself raised when he spoke about it following the team’s exit meetings.
If this is true that he turned down the offer and became a rfa, and we had room (its possible with redden going to hartford), should we sign him.. but dont we have to do what boston did with toronto trading there first round draft pick?
i know im just saying... id 100% want him on the rangers. im thinking losing 2 firsts most likely could be a pretty big loss because you can have 2 young players but we also great prospects so its not really a loss, but add Ryan is a biggggg gainn. so sign me up.