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by Paul on 01/06/12 at 02:07 PM ET
from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,
“Obviously he wanted to light a fire,” Ryan said. “Absolutely. But I think the underlying message is, ‘Listen guys, if you don’t make a run, if you don’t do something here to win some games and salvage some of the season right now, then trades are going to be happening.’
“At some point, we all have somebody to answer to, right? I’m sure he’s going to be pushed in a direction at some point as well.
“I think it’s the three of us (Getzlaf, Ryan and Perry) and whoever else has to grab hold of this right now and make a run.”
Getzlaf, who has a horrific minus-19 rating along with just six goals and 19 assists, said he wants to remain one of the essential pieces to lead the Ducks back to respectability as Murray turns one eye toward next season.
“I want to be part of it more than anything,” he said. “In junior, I played for the same team my whole career and I kind of imagined the same things when I came here and still do.
“I don’t want to put Murph in a situation where he has to do something like that. Unfortunately, he had to fire Randy (Carlyle) and I think that we need to start rewarding him for that.”
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