Found June 23, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The Ducks' Bob Murray knew that having rival general managers call and make offers for his star winger could make it an interesting first day at the NHL draft. Murray didn't count on his winger lashing out and hoping that recent trade rumors would come true. It was an eventful first round as the Ducks pulled a surprise with the No. 6 pick by taking fast-rising Swedish defenseman Hampus Lindholm after trading veteran Lubomir Visnovsky to the New York Islanders for a 2013 second-round draft pick. Overshadowing those moves was Bobby Ryan criticizing Ducks management and suggesting that the Philadelphia Flyers would be a nice landing spot for him if he were to be moved. Reports are that the Ducks are again fielding offers for the perennial 30-goal scorer, which has the winger fed up. The team also considered trading him last November before pulling him off the market. "I take things personally," Ryan told the Camden (N.J.)-based Courier Post. "Anaheim ...
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