Bobby Ryan is currently gracing the top of my trending topics on Twitter thanks to the rumor/announcement that the Anaheim Ducks forward is being shopped. With this came a sort of debate between me and my good friend Vinny (@RoseTintedVisor on Twitter) about what the Isles can and should give up. He thinks everyone except John Tavares and Travis Hamonic are expendable; I’m not so quick to part with productive guys like Mark Streit (or Matt Moulson, for that matter). However, I do think Ryan would be a huge asset on the Isles’ top line.
Still… there’s an asking price for him, and that price is pretty steep considering the man’s a 30-plus goal scorer and has a high ceiling yet. So here’s a list of ten things the Islanders may have to give up in order to get the forward in orange and blue. (Note: This post is heavy on sarcasm.)