In praise of Bobby Ryan

In praise of Bobby Ryan
"The biggest thing is just his poise and his hands are unbelievable. I played with [Evgeni] Malkin and [Sidney] Crosby, and those guys are probably the two best in the league. Bobby's hands are right with those guys... He's a superstar in the making, it seems."
---Ryan Whitney, former Ducks defenseman

Friday, June 26, 2009

Breaking news...

Oh my gosh... I knew something big was going to happen today, and here we go:

1) Scotty Niedermayer has told Bob Murray that he wants to return to play for the Ducks.

2) A trade has gone down between the Philly Flyers and the Ducks for Chris Pronger. Dunno who we are getting for him, but wow. Look out Eastern Conference, Pronger's playing on your ice.

3) For Pronger, we're getting Joffrey Lupul, defenseman Luca Sbisa (who was Philly's first round pick last year), this year's first round pick and next year's first round pick. Honestly, I think we got a very good deal. But it's imperative now that we re-sign James Wisniewski!

4) Okay, we also lost prospect Ryan Dingle in that Pronger trade. Hmm... Maybe Murray can get Frankie Beauchemin to put off his free agency exploration until next year with a good deal and a promise that Scotty will play?

5) Word has it that Lupul is stoked to come back to Anaheim. Interestingly enough, we traded him for Pronger way back when... and now he's coming back FOR Pronger. How ironic is that?

6) Ducks take center Peter Holland with their 15th place pick. Admittedly, I don't know anything about this boy except his basic stats. He's 6'2", 190 lbs... big guy, much in Duck-style. He also sounds very eloquent in his interview. Hopefully we got a good one with him, although realistically, he might not play until 2010.

7) Ducks take center/right wing Kyle Palmieri with their traded 26th place pick. He's headed for the college circuit next season, so we won't see him for a while.

More to come! Day two coverage tomorrow...


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