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“My next step ultimately would be to break away from Getz and Pears. I think we’ve had chemistry. But at some point,  you’re going to have to prepare for life after Teemu [Selanne]. I’d like to fill into that role and have that second line be built. I think I can step into Teemu’s role. I think I can put up 35 to 40 goals year in and year out.

“Personally on the ice, I’d like to be able to break games open a little more. Sometimes when I play with Getz and Pears, I get the feeling like I’ve got to be a secondary guy. The opportunities for me to break away from it and try to give us a secondary scoring option on another line, it’s working right now. When those guys [Selanne and Saku Koivu] leave, we have to build a second line. I’d like to do it around myself and be able to make adjustments to my game.”

-Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks, via Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog where you can read more from Ryan.

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Heaton's avatar

I love that attitude.

Posted by Heaton on 03/07/12 at 04:53 PM ET

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I love that attitude.

So do I.  That is a real leaders mentality.  Not too often you hear someone saying those type of things.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/07/12 at 06:11 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Except that he’s talking about next year while this one isn’t over.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 03/08/12 at 03:08 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Why I was willing to give up Horse’s Ass for Ryan or Baldy Flatscalp.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/08/12 at 03:13 PM ET

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