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- The hottest topic locally in the blog world revolves around the potential availability of the Ducks' Bobby Ryan via trade. Robby Stanley asks if the Predators should be interested in Bobby Ryan. Seth Lake has extensive discussion on the topic at On The Forecheck as does Jeremy Gover at Section 303. Ryan Porth has a round-table discussion and The Odd Man Rush comes off a three month hiatus to throw in his two cents.
- The Calgary Flames take a shot at what the lines will look like in tonight's contest with the Predators. They should show it to Barry Trotz who would probably laugh and reshuffle the deck on them.
- Puck Daddy takes the refs to task for the five minute major call on Ryan Jones for his hit to Blake Geoffrion. The angles shown in the video make it look like much more of a legal hit than I thought last night. Geoffrion himself calls it a "hockey play" today. Harrison Mooney also has a hockey hug with a pair of Preds that is rather funny.
- Hockey's Future has positive words on Craig Smith and negative ones on Jon Blum in this month's On The Rush post. They also have a video profile of Pred prospect Ryan Ellis from the NHLPA showcase event.
- A site that we like to follow, Stadium Journey, makes a pit stop at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati that is home to the Predators' ECHL team.
- Jeremy Sargent compares Pekka Rinne to Miikka Kiprusoff.
- Stephanie Muraro says good-bye to Kirk Muller at the Admirals' Examiner.
In the Swedish town of Gavle, a giant 13 meter tall "Christmas Goat" has been erected every year
since 1966 and a battle ensues between goat supporters and arsonists who want to burn down the giant straw creature.
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I'm not a big fan of rumors and you all know that. But it seems like everywhere I turn tonight, I'm seeing more and more connections between the New York Rangers and Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan. Ryan, 24, has gotten off to a rough start this season, only recording eleven points in 24 games, so it is rumored that he is a player the Ducks currently have on their trading...
Been a crazy 18 hours.
Here is the latest, short version.
Many teams are in on Bobby Ryan, as is to be expected. It is almost unheard of that a young player at this talent level is believed to be available. This is simply a money issue in Anaheim, not a case of Anaheim "giving up on Ryan" a source confirms.
The Leafs, Sabres, Bruins, Canes, Hawks, Blues,...
Short answer here: Yes, GM Paul Holmgren should absolutely attempt to acquire Bobby Ryan. The Flyers need defense more than offense, but Ryan is good enough that he's worth going for. There isn't an excess of top-tier defensemen out on the trade block, and Philadelphia has a few good young prospects that could benefit from getting experience now. Erik Gustafsson, Marc Andre...
Multiple sources are telling me that a Bobby Ryan trade is all but definite now. One source in W. Ontario tells me the 4 teams 'currently' involved as the Flyers, Rangers, Carolina, and the Islanders.
Others could always enter and drop off..
There is reason to believe the Flyers could land him. He grew up in the area, played for the Little Flyers Youth Hockey team...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Rangers have had preliminary talks with the Anaheim Ducks about Bobby Ryan, but the level of interest and ability to make the deal is unclear.Brooks adds that Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh are off limits.Sean Gentile at The Sporting News adds that recent reports have said the struggling Ducks (two wins in their last 19 games) have made...
When it was first reported (by the Orange Country Register) that the Anaheim Ducks were “possibly shopping a top player,” several Preds bloggers got into some friendly banter about what it would take to bring Bobby Ryan to Music City.
Then, tonight, when Rogers Sportsnet’s Darren Millard tweeted that it was, in fact, Ryan who was being shopped, it started to put that friendly...
The hockey world was getting all excited about the possibility that Anaheim forward Bobby Ryan was on the trade block.
The Ducks were floundering and something had to give. As a much-coveted asset, Ryan could fetch an awesome return in a trade.
What team couldn't use a proven goal scorer with a robust playing style?
Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle relegated Ryan to his third line...
As per Nick Kypreos, the Anaheim Ducks are shopping star RW Bobby Ryan. Ryan is an elite talent and he is incredibly young, just 24 years old. The former second overall pick in 2005 has had a bit of a rough go of it to start the year, with “just” 11 points (7-4-11) in 23 games thus far. That is a far cry from his usual output of about 35-30-65, but it still puts him on pace for...
Josh Farrar is searching for Sergei Kostitsyn at The Hockey Writers. Robby Stanley is wanting more out of all the veteran forwards at Hockey Night in Nashville.David Singleton takes a look at the Predators' potential need of a top scoring forward from a little bit different angle.Paul McCann previews tonight's edition of SlapShot Radio and directs us to a news report on...
It took just 67 hours for Bruce Boudreau to find another coaching gig.
Sure, it may be 2,600 miles out west, which may be the best change of scenery for the veteran bench boss.
Bruce Boudreau, shown in this file photo, was named the new bench boss of the Anaheim Ducks this morning.
There’s no excuses, no distractions, and no scapegoats.
Who does Boudreau have to utilize...