Bobby Ryan could have had a better first season in Ottawa with the Senators. He dealt with a bad back for much of the season before recently being shut down so he can have surgery, he didn't make the US Olympic team and the Sens have failed to live up to preseason hopes.
Still, Ryan seems to have enjoyed Ottawa enough in his one year after a trade from Anaheim to consider staying beyond next season when he is slated to hit free agency. He hasn't given a ton of thought to it yet but when it comes time, it sounds like Ottawa is going to be in a pretty good spot.
"I love it here, we [Ryan and fiancee Danielle Rhodes] love it here more importantly," said Ryan. "It's been a great change for us. When the time comes if that's the route [general manager Bryan Murray] wants to go to sit down and have conversations we'll certainly do that."
Ryan went as far as saying that he could even see himself having a long future with Ottawa.