Ryan is already a star. He's 23 and scored over 30 goals twice already. He played under 65 games last year I'm pretty sure and still scored 31.
I'm aware. However, not for a player like MDZ playing a position in which great offensive d-men aren't all that often. When both reach their prime I think looking back at a trade like that you would say we overpaid by including a 2nd.I think an MDZ in his prime and a Bobby Ryan in his prime will be an even swap. That's how highly I think of MDZ, and that's why I don't make the trade.
On a side note. God forbid we let our homegrown players develop; and a future star like MDZ at that.
I'd prefer to do it without giving up Staal or MDZ. Not sure if that's possible, however.
I'd easily give up Grachev, #10 pick, and Sangs/McD/Dubinsky/Anisimov/Stepan/Kreider (preferably not a Ani or Stepan, since we're pretty thin at center.) I think it COULD be enough, but they'd also probably get better offers.