Friday, July 20, 2012

Julylights: July 20th, Bobby Ryan's Falling Backhander

Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July.

The Anaheim Ducks and Bobby Ryan are in an awkward position. Ryan is tired of being put on the trade block and has reportedly told the team to move him. The Ducks' front office has listened and has been receiving calls and fielding offers for the winger.

Ryan has been put on the trading block several times over the last season, and in an interview during this year's offseason, Ryan stated how frustrated he is with the situation and requested that the team move him rather than continue to play games.

Despite the current situation that Ryan finds himself in, he has scored some great goals for the Ducks in his five seasons in Anaheim. Last season, Ryan scored 31 goals and recorded 57 points, including this backhand beauty against the Edmonton Oilers.

After being sprung through the neutral zone, Ryan cut in across the Edmonton crease and lifted a backhander as he was tripped and flew through the air. It probably is not the best idea to get rid of a player that can score these types of goals, and ranked third on your roster in points, but hey the Ducks obviously know what they're doing.

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