Over the last few years, Bobby Ryan’s name has come up multiple times in Flyers’ trade rumors.
A native of Cherry Hill, NJ, Ryan grew up rooting of the orange and black but he always stayed true to Anaheim.
The tables have now turned.
Ryan told The Courier Post that at this point he wants to get traded, preferably to the Flyers.
This comes after Anaheim is reportedly shopping him yet again, something that Ryan thought came to end after he turned his 2011-12 season around.
“I gotta be honest with you. At this point, I don’t care. 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,” Ryan told The Courier Post.
After a slow start that had him being shopped last November, Ryan finished the season with 31 goals. Ryan hasn’t scored less than 30 goals since the 2007-08 season, where he only played in 23 games.
While the thought of Ryan coming back home would be a dream come true for him and his family, the Flyers still have to address their defense. Ryan, however, can make any team better and at the right price, it’s a deal that the Flyers would be willing to make.
There are reports that say Anaheim wants either Sean Couturier or Brayden Schenn as part of the deal but they are clearly players that the Flyers do not want to part with. If the trade happens, you can pretty much bet that James van Riemsdyk will be a part of it.
Aside from trading Bobrovsky to Columbus, Paul Holmgren has been quiet so far this offseason…a little too quiet. If history is any indication, things are about to get interesting.