Originally posted on The Rangers Tribune  |  Last updated 11/30/11

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 block. 

On Tuesday, Larry Brooks tweeted the following in regards to the Rangers and Ryan:

Source: Rangers have had preliminary talks with Anaheim about Bobby Ryan, level of interest, ability to make deal unclear...

Brooks later tweeted a disclaimer saying that the talks between the Rangers and Ducks could've very well been tire-kicking and nothing more. 

Well, tonight John Boruk tweeted that a Bobby Ryan trade is "imminent" and that the Rangers appear to be the front-runners...

A source close to the situation tells me a Bobby Ryan trade is imminent. Talks have been ongoing for weeks. I'll have a blog up soon.

Flyers not involved. #Rangers appear to be front runners. A deal "could" be completed by the end of the week. TB showing interest.

You know how many of you have been saying that the Rangers are one additional scorer away from being a legitimate contender? Bobby Ryan could and would be that scorer if the Rangers were to acquire him, so it makes sense that they would be showing interest. After all, Ryan has scored 30+ goals in each of his past three seasons in the NHL. 

But a problem arises when it comes to who the Rangers are willing to give up for Ryan. I'll tell you right now, Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan are untouchables, and those are two players that the Ducks were rumored to have interest in. For obvious reasons, Sather doesn't have plans to move either of them.

Bobby Ryan has high stock, so if talks are as serious as the rumors say, then the Ducks are sure picking their way through the Blueshirts' lineup in search of talent. Brandon Dubinsky? Michael Del Zotto? Certainly names that are being brought up, and also names that I could see being traded away. 

This is something I will be following closely from this point on just because of the attention it has garnered. But for now, I just wanted to get it out there so that my readers are aware and have the opportunity to share their thoughts. 

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cam Newton explains why he did not dive on fumble

George Karl’s agent rips Kings, wants broadcaster reprimanded

WATCH: Popovich has funny reaction to New Hampshire results

Suns vets pull packing peanut prank on rookie Devin Booker

Teammate gives Manning final completion ball from Super Bowl

Report: Ole Miss Football cited in 13 of 28 department violations by NCAA

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Larry Sanders to consider NBA comeback after other interests stabilize

The NCAAB power rankings

SEC begins crying foul over Jim Harbaugh’s spring break plans at Michigan

Marc Gasol reportedly out indefinitely with broken foot

Patriots waive Montee Ball despite never officially re-signing running back

Chicago White Sox: Impact of Mat Latos signing

Clemson LB has great response to NFL draft analyst's criticism

Former Aggies QB Kyle Allen reveals culture problems at Texas A&M

WATCH: Roy Williams collapses during game vs. BC

Panthers TE Greg Olsen shaves off his playoff beard

Derek Fisher thanks Knicks in statement

Miami Heat to honor Shaq by retiring his number 32

Oakland Raiders release Nate Allen

B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

Bring back the Dunk Contest

Michael Jordan’s rep comments on the crying meme

10 NBA teams that could be active at the trade deadline

‘The X-Files’ takes a shot at the Philadelphia 76ers

Ranking the top 50 NFL players slated to become free agents

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker