**** Murray. He is the ass clown that screwed this entire team. Ship his ass out. Is Bobby struggling? Yes, but there is no way you give up a 3x 30 goal scorer at age 24 and get equal return. Unless a guy like Weber is coming back then, no way.
Cut your losses. Take this season on the chin. Fire Murray and start to retool with QUALITY pieces, a high draft pick and hope some of the young ones step up (Etem, Palmieri, Holland, etc.).
I'd hate to trade him. I think he still has the most potential and the sickest hands of anyone on our team. Do I need to remind you of the time he undressed half the predators team last playoff? He's still developing, plus he carries a big contract... I just don't see it happening.
Exactly the kind of "churn" trade that Murray would do to make it seem like he's in charge and doing something. I saw this coming. He knows he's on the hot seat for his mis-management of this team, as well as giving his friend Carlyle an extension as the season was just starting. If Samueli has given his okay for any of RPG to be moved, he must be buying whatever bs Murray is selling. That neither Murray or Carlyle were sacked today lends credence that Murray has the ownerships backing. I'm Guessing Getzlaf and Perry will be signing somewhere else once their contracts are up, especially if Ryan gets traded when it's basically unrealistic for this team to win 40 out of the next 59, and make the play-offs. Wow. Teemu should request a trade the second Ryan, or any other of RPG gets traded.
If one of the big three has to go, I'd rather it was Ryan. One line teams can only get so far and with our budget I'd rather spend $5.1M on another quality centre or a #1 defenseman than Ryan.
That being said, if all Murray can get back is spare parts he obviously won't be traded. Not even I think Murray is stupid enough to trade him for average everyday depth. There's a difference between shopping Ryan and seeing if he can upgrade the team than actually moving him for the sake of it.