While searching the internet for rumors and news today I read an article about the Ducks shopping Bobby Ryan. After 4 legitimate seasons with the Ducks, Ryan has scored at least 30 goals in every season. He is a very good offensive threat and only at the age of 25. According to the article the Flyers seem to be the most interested in Ryan, so how great would it be to swoop in and steal him?! I am not entirely sure what exactly the Ducks would be looking for in return for the former 2nd overall pick of the 2005 NHL Draft, but why not play GM with the help of Cap Geek!
I filled out the roster by re-signing nearly every UFA and known RFA's. I am re-signing Parise at what I would consider my maximum cap hit. I am also re-signing Salvador in this equation because it is easier just to keep who we already know and the Devils would need the defenseman in my proposal. Fayne will get Andy Green money.
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
Bobby Ryan ($5.100m) / Adam Henrique ($0.854m) / Ilya Kovalchuk ($6.667m)
Zach Parise ($8.000m) / Travis Zajac ($3.888m) / Patrik Elias ($6.000m)
Alexei Ponikarovsky ($1.500m) / Dainius Zubrus ($3.400m) / Petr Sykora ($0.575m)
Stephen Gionta ($0.550m) / Jacob Josefson ($0.900m) / Steve Bernier ($0.525m)
Eric Boulton ($0.663m) / Cam Janssen ($0.525m)
Vladimir Zharkov ($0.635m)
Anton Volchenkov ($4.250m) / Marek Zidlicky ($4.000m)
Mark Fayne ($3.000m) / Andy Greene ($3.000m)
Adam Larsson ($0.925m) / Bryce Salvador ($2.000m)
Peter Harrold ($0.550m) /
Martin Brodeur ($3.200m)
Johan Hedberg ($0.750m)
Colin White ($1.000m) / Trent Hunter ($0.667m)
I read today that the Ducks will be looking to add another defenseman, unfortunately I cannot find the link. I suggest we take advantage of David Clarkson's monster season and offer him along with one of our defenseman. In the scenario I have mapped out, that D-man is Henrik Tallinder. I would also offer a package of picks and/or prospects that could even out the deal. The numbers scale out pretty well.
In summary, Clarkson, Tallinder and a package of picks and/or prospects for Bobby Ryan. I realize that the last portion of the Devils offering is vague, and that is simply because I am not sure what even I would be willing to give up for him.
What do you guys think? Would you want Bobby Ryan on the New Jersey Devils squad next year? What would you be willing to trade for him? Thanks for reading.