Rangers have interest in Ducks' Ryan

Rangers general manager Glen Sather has been in touch with Anaheim counterpart Bob Murray regarding the availability of 24-year-old power winger Bobby Ryan, The Post has learned.

It is unclear whether Sather is simply conducting due diligence regarding Ryan, who is being dangled by the skidding Ducks, or whether discussions have evolved beyond the tire-kicking stage.

The Rangers have a number of prime asserts to send to the Ducks for Ryan, who will attract considerable interest from big-time franchises throughout the league as Anaheim (on streaks of 0-5, 0-6-1 and 1-10-3 in carrying a 6-13-4 record into tonight’s match in Montreal) is seeking to replenish by gaining a package of young, cap-friendly players in exchange for the three-time 30-goal scorer.

It is believed the Rangers consider Ryan Callahan, Derek Stepan, Marc Staal (who has begun skating on his own), Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh and Michael Sauer to be untouchables within the organization regarding this particular equation.

“The Rangers have a lot of assets within the organization,” an individual familiar with the situation told The Post. “A lot of assets.”

Ryan, who has recorded 11 points (7-4) following last season’s 71-point performance (34-37) has been a part of the Ducks’ formidable first-line that includes reigning Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry and center Ryan Getzlaf.

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4 Responses to Rangers have interest in Ducks' Ryan

  1. dewdrop11 says:

    I would do this only if it could be done without breaking up the core…there is no question that Ryan is a top-tier talent in the league…but the one thing that needs to be considered is team chemistry; I would hope the Rangers learned their lesson in the 90's when they had a team of superstars that SUCKED.

    I am for this trade – but not at the cost of Callahan, Sauer, Stepan – or Kreider…We should give the youth the chance to blossom and develop. We may have a few Bobby Ryan's in our system already…Thomas? Hagelin? It's an exciting time to be a Rangers Fan.
  2. mapleleafsfan says:

    I agree you don't wanna mess with chemistry just for the sake of making a trade. But no one has a few bobby ryans in their system. He has a pretty ridiculous skill set, proven consistent 30 g scorer and almost PPG player at 24. Kid is a franchise player. But I do agree, if the price messes with your line up too much it's not worth it. 

  3. thisgamewelose says:

    I'm not sure I'd add Michael Sauer to that list of untouchables. I feel with Staal hopefully coming back, Dan Girardi, and Ryan McDonagh on defense, we have a pretty solid mix of shut down defenemen. Granted, we'd need to find a replacement for Sauer, but I don't think he'd make the can't cut list of being untouchable, especially when it comes to getting a guy like bobby Ryan.

    As talented as Dubinksy is, I don't think he's going to grow into the player the Rangers hope for. Perhaps a change of scenery would benefit him. 

    If this was the beginning of the season, Boyle's value would be a lot higher.  I never saw anything special in him, although I remember people were raving about having him if the Rangers couldn't re-sign him.

    What I'd offer if I were the Rangers would be any combination of..

    Dubinsky, Boyle, Mats Zuccarello, Prospects: Jesper Fasth, 2nd round draft pick.

    To be honest, I don't think we have enough to offer without trying to over due  it, because then we'd need to take players back.

  4. Steven_Leafs says:

    that is a lot of untouchables, I wonder if the Rangers can get this done with that many restrictions. Would Del Zotto, Anisimov, 2012 1st get it done for Ryan? Or would the Rangers have to trade a package of at least Dubinsky & Del Zotto for Ryan?

    It would be an interesting fit though.

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