Anaheim Ducks Shouldn't Consider Trading Bobby Ryan

By Andy Schmidt
Bobby Ryan
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The Anaheim Ducks saw their 2013 season end with a disappointing thud as they lost the final two games of their first-round playoff series.

You had to think that a change or two would be made, even though the team had the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference this year. It appears that one change may be coming as the team is shopping Bobby Ryan, according to a report from The report being out of Philadelphia obviously makes it sound like the Philadelphia Flyers would be interested.

The problem is that I don’t think the Ducks should be trading Ryan away.

He scored 30 points in 46 games during the regular season and added two goals and two assists during the playoffs. The report had the Ducks trading Ryan to Philly for defenseman Braydon Coburn and the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. The offer may sound intriguing on the surface, but why would Anaheim want to trade Ryan in the first place?

Ryan is just 26-years old and entering the prime of his career. I would want to pair him with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf instead of sending him out of town. The Ducks would take a step back if they decided to make this move. There will always be rumors out there, and most of them are ridiculous. I think this is another one of those wild rumors that will go nowhere in the end.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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