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, August 27, 2010

New direction

The hockey preseason is less than a month away (YAY!) and I still do not have any Bobby Ryan contract news to share. C'mon Bobby, you're making us nervous here! There was a quick message passed to me from Bobby a few weeks ago in which he didn't talk about contracts, but he did sound very confident that he'd be in Anaheim once the season started.

All we can do is keep our fingers crossed!

One thing is for certain, the Finnish Flash will be back for another season with the Ducks. I was feeling rather confident that he would, given 1) Saku Koivu is returning, 2) it wouldn't be Teemu's style to end a career without a postseason, and 3) in games he was able to play in, he was still playing good quality hockey. But you'll never hear me say I told you so.

Mini-plan in hand, I'm ready for some hockey. Fans will get a taste tomorrow with the 13th Annual Fedorin Cup Charity Hockey Game and Casino Night. Todd Marchant, Ryan Getzlaf, Teemu, and Bobby are all scheduled to be there, along with many other NHL players. I believe tickets are still available. Click here for more information.

I attended the event last year and it was a lot of fun. Hoping this year will be the same. I'll have Baby Rebel in hand for plenty of pics and story to share with everyone tomorrow!

Go hockey!!


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