Hearing Ryan talks are heating up. Sens one of the teams. Look for two parts going. Z Bad, Lehner, DeCosta, and Ceci mix. @team1200ottawa
— Shawn Simpson (@SSimpsonHockey) July 31, 2012
While Simpson later admitted to spitballing the names of the prospects that the Senators would likely have to throw in to make a move on Bobby Ryan, I'm not sure how much stock I want to put into news that the Sens are still interested in the Ducks' forward.
Part of it is wishful thinking on my part.
In offering up a package featuring two to four young and controllable assets for a player who only has three years left before he qualifies for unrestricted free agency, the Senators would essentially be emptying the coffers for a three-year window to win.
While Simpson later conveyed the point that the new CBA could protect the Senators and keep Ryan under team control longer because within the league’s first CBA proposal to the NHLPA, one of its publicized tenets put harsher restrictions on when...