Power forward Bobby Ryan moved on and off the trade block last season as the Anaheim Ducks struggled through a difficult season.
With that franchise likely to focus its resources on re-signing forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry for the long haul, Ryan wants out.
“I take things personally," Ryan told the Camden Courier-Post. “Anaheim to me has been a team over the past year that really has shown me nothing to prove that they want me here, unfortunately.
"Obviously, it's not the ideal situation. When you get drafted, you want to win championships with that team and every time they look to add a piece to the puzzle, I'm the piece going the other way.
“I gotta be honest with you. At this point, I don't care. Move me ... because it's just tough going to the rink every day knowing that if something goes wrong, you're going to be the guy moved.”
Ryan grew up in New Jersey and would love to play for the Flyers. Philly created a need up front by trading James van Riemsdyk for Luke Schenn, but Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren has been reluctant to part with his other blue-chip young forwards.
“Everybody wants to play in your hometown, but it would be tough because a lot of expectations come when you're put into a situation like that,” Ryan told the newspaper. “For me, if I'm moved, Philadelphia would be a very ideal and comfortable place for me.”