Doesn't matter. Guys with one year contracts going to UFA don't fetch much. Look at what Spezza got, a much better player than Ryan. If he's traded the return will be a 2nd and a B prospect or young RFA who's not part of a teams core. Maybe a 1st from a contender who really want Ryan at the deadline.
He won't be traded at deadline. He'll be moved in off-season and that increased his value.
Spezza was 31 year old 1 dimensional center who only Dallas was in on.
He almost got traded for Hornqivst+11th overall but he nixed the deal. Ryan doesn't have NTC and will be far more coveted.
Go spew bs somewhere else.
Originally Posted by Ezpz
Bobby Ryan isn't that good. He's not going to get anyones top prospect.
Bobby Ryan is a 27 year old 4 time 30 goal scoring PF.
He had 37 points in 41 games with 82 hits last season before being dragged down by hernia issues.
Lmao @ won't get top prospect and isn't that good.
sorry I took 'best' to be synomymous with 'value'. In any case, Hertl still does not have the highest 'value' on that list. He is a great player with high potential, but just how high and how long he will be good cannot be determined yet.
None of the "big" players on either team are going anywhere. So if there is a trade going down, it's most likely to be an "excess" forward from San Jose to Ottawa for picks or prospects. Someone like Kennedy.
Marleau and Thornton aren't going anywhere if they don't want to, and so far they have been pretty damn definite that they don't want to. The Sharks aren't moving Couture, Hertl, Nieto, or any of their "core" young talent. If Ottawa is looking for a top-6 center, the only one from the Sharks that they might get is Pavelski, and it would have to be for a stupid-level of over-payment given how much DW loves him.
I don't think trading away our worst defenseman and signing a really bad 4th liner counts as "destroying the team". It's baffling, but at the very worst a lateral move.
He's just sitting back doing nothing, letting our best trade chips' value deteriorate. While the other teams in our division have improved dramatically. Either we need to make a move to improve the team for this year, or start moving some guys to begin a true rebuild.
Is it even possible to know how good Turris is yet?
He's been trending upwards for 3 seasons in a row now, and he doesn't seem to be slowing down.
Yeah, but that's three seasons of data/footage/what-have-you to look at in the NHL versus how many games for Hertl playing on a great line in a pretty stacked group of forwards? I think it's safer to talk about who and what Turris is going to be than Hertl.