This is a time when teams are building for the future. However, the Anaheim Ducks may be digging themselves a hole, and a deep one at that.
There has been talks that forward, Bobby Ryan, is once again on the market and that is a scenario that Ryan is not too happy with. In an interview with one of the Philadelphia Flyers’ beat writers, Ryan voiced his opinion on the situation.
"At this point, I don't care’” Ryan said. “Move me ... because it's just tough going to the rink every day knowing that if something goes wrong, you're going to be the guy moved.”
Since his rookie season in ’07-’08 Ryan has eclipsed the 30 goal mark four times, the only time he did not was his rookie year, and has totaled 136 goals and 259 points in 332 games played for the Ducks.
The Ducks are in a tricky spot. They do not know, although it looks promising, if the ageless wonder, Teemu Selanne, will return for another year in his Hall-of-Fame career. They had a slow year production wise from their two stars, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, which could be the first domino in their end. Sprinkled on all this is they have recently hired a new coach.
Things are a mess in Anaheim.
One thing is certain, dangling one of your more consistent players as trade bait, and pissing him off may not be the best recipe.
It will be interesting to see how the Ducks’ front office handles this situation. Ryan’s time in a Ducks uniform may be coming to an end.