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Ducks, Blackhawks After Ryan Kesler

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks have seemingly broken away from the pack when it comes to being the front-runners for Ryan Kesler, multiple sources have told ESPN.com.

Kesler's preference to land in either of those two cities in part stems from his desire to win a Stanley Cup and his holding of a no-trade clause, giving him the power to dictate to some degree his destination.

And he’s certainly a great fit for either club, both teams wanting to upgrade their No. 2 center position.

The one thing Kesler can’t dictate, however, is forcing the Vancouver Canucks to trade him. 

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MoreShoot's avatar

Well, if his list includes only two teams, then those two have broken away from a pack of two, contents of which include them.

Posted by MoreShoot on 06/24/14 at 04:34 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Kesler’s preference to land in either of those two cities in part stems from his desire to win a Stanley Cup

Obviously not, since one of them is Anaheim.

Posted by Primis on 06/24/14 at 05:33 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Kesler and Dorky Fairy.


Kesler and $0.20.


Posted by SYF from A tall cool pint of Guinness on 06/24/14 at 05:35 PM ET


Well, at least if either of these teams get him, they will give up depth to become even more top heavy.

Posted by teldar on 06/24/14 at 05:40 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Double losers, although Kesler would fit in well on either no class team.

Posted by bigfrog on 06/24/14 at 05:48 PM ET

bigdee89's avatar

I think Kesler will begin a major decline.  He’s a huge injury risk and adapting to a new system is hard for players.  Vancouver will be lucky to trade him now and get a big ransom

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 06/24/14 at 05:54 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

Oh, I sincerely hope that the Canucks refuse to trade that broken diver.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 06/24/14 at 08:36 PM ET

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