Get the feeling that Murray didn't do an interview with TSN after drafting Lindholm because he immediately went to go handle the Ryan situation. Maybe his comments caught him by surprise. They're probably talking it out right now...well...maybe not this minute, but they're probably having pre July 1st discussions. Ryan's future directly affects the game plan for this FA. And with only 39 million on the books, Murray is going to have to do SOMETHING, especially after crippling our blueline.
I know Anaheim wants a lot, but Ryan for Read + Meszaros sounds fair to me.
Bobby Ryan: 31 goals, 26 assists.
Matt Read: 24 goals, 23 assists.
Do you think it is fair to take Ryan's four-year low, particularly considering that he's also younger than Read?
Regardless--I think we've gone down this road enough times to know how it ends with Ducks fans. They want, probably quite reasonably, a better second-line center than Read. (I don't think they can get that, and get a defenseman of Meszaros's caliber, but that's another matter).
Last edited by Jack de la Hoya: 06-27-2012 at 03:59 PM.
I am curious if the Penguins will try to trade for him if they can't land Parise.
The Penguins don't make good trading partners for the Ducks. Anaheim needs good, young forwards and the Pens have none to spare. Even if the Flyers don't part with Schenn or Couturier, they still have Voracek/Read and a defenseman to package.