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Jeff Blashill Sees Bobby Ryan As An Impact Player For The Wings

from TSN,

"Bobby Ryan, I really like the spot he’s at in his life," Blashill told The Athletic. "Just talking to him on the phone, I thought it was a really great conversation. I think he’s really motivated to have a great year. I think he’s in a real good spot personally. He brings, obviously, a right shot to our lineup that we don’t have many of. A right-shot power-play guy that, with (Sam) Gagner and him, it allows you to have a couple right shots potentially on each unit, and that brings a greater depth of types of plays that we can run.

"And he’s been a high-end offensive talent, and we don’t have a lot of guys that were drafted as high as he is, that have that real high-end talent. So, I think he’s got a chance to have a real good year, but we’ll see. … This is a hard league, and it doesn’t get easier as you get older, and you’ve gotta put yourself in the best position to succeed. Meaning, you’ve gotta be in unbelievable shape, and as you get older you’ve gotta keep, probably, breaking barriers of how much you’re doing. I think he’s doing that. He’s working with a skating coach that he’s mentioned to you guys. He’s, I think, training as hard as ever, and he’s coming to camp in great shape, and if he does that, I think he’s got a chance to have a good impact for us."

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damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

If your took away Real Good from Blashell’s vocabulary he would be a mute.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/16/20 at 05:22 PM ET

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Hopefully his biggest impact comes at the trade deadline. At least now they have some real competition for 2nd line minutes.

Posted by evileye on 11/17/20 at 10:15 AM ET

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If your took away Real Good from Blashell’s vocabulary he would be a mute.

Poor guy had to defer to “Real Good” because he doesn’t have any EEElite players!! wink

Posted by TreKronor on 11/17/20 at 10:24 AM ET

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Ha!
Hilarious Tre!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/18/20 at 09:03 PM ET

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