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Bobby Ryan Releases From His PTO

Jeff Blashill just told the media.

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Hootinani's avatar

Damn shame.  Hes 10x the player Rowney is, even at this stage of his career.

Posted by Hootinani on 10/11/21 at 12:17 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Can’t wait for a new coach.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 10/11/21 at 12:21 PM ET


Ryan released from PTO.

Posted by Matt_in_MI on 10/11/21 at 12:21 PM ET


It’s surprising, I thought Ryan looked good in preseason and everybody knows about his leadership qualities.

So, Raymond made the team?

Posted by VPalmer on 10/11/21 at 12:25 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

Does that wording mean that Ryan was the one who walked away? Hopefully he’ll land somewhere, bkz he deserves a shot.

Posted by Steeb on 10/11/21 at 12:37 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I hope this means Raymond makes the team with plenty of ice time.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/11/21 at 12:58 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Good luck to Mr. Ryan, seems like a good guy, real team player. I think his ability to stay healthy was a deciding factor..too bad.

Strange to see Carter Rowney still hanging around. I guess the thought with him is you need a little size on your 4th line/penalty killers..?? , but couldn’t Rasmussen fill that spot.???

Speaking of Rasmussen, how does he skate opening night with almost no pre-season/ training camp action.???? Not sure if he is waiver exempt or not, if not then this answers the question.


Posted by Down River Dan on 10/11/21 at 01:02 PM ET


I’m good with Raymond or Veleno over Ryan.
In fact I hope they both stick.

Posted by pnwwing on 10/11/21 at 01:02 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

All these years crying about old guys taking up spots, and we’re gonna shed tears over Bobby Ryan?

With Raymond and Veleno as potential mainstays?

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/11/21 at 01:02 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Play the vets! Errr, the kids….??

Posted by TreKronor on 10/11/21 at 01:25 PM ET


Hope he latches on somewhere, but yeah, hard to be too heartbroken if it means that Veleno & Raymond have a better shot at sticking with the big club.

Posted by RyanVM on 10/11/21 at 01:31 PM ET


Posted by ilovehomers on 10/11/21 at 01:02 PM ET

Your comment only makes sense if Veleno was playing on the 2/3rd lines like Ryan was.

Instead he’s 4th line.

Ryan is better at 3rd than the clowns we have there.

Posted by retrospecd on 10/11/21 at 01:35 PM ET


Adios Bobby. Hope he gets another chance to play a little more somewhere else but i’m fine letting him walk if it means we get Veleno + Raymond.

Posted by retrospecd on 10/11/21 at 01:35 PM ET

Veleno + Raymond > Bobby Ryan. I don’t care what lines they’re on. We’ve been screaming YOUTH MOVEMENT for years. Here it comes.

Posted by MZ2215 on 10/11/21 at 01:45 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Good luck to Bobby, a complete class act, and a guy who deserves to go out on his own terms.

I have to think they couldn’t promise anything above 4th-line duties, and they both decided to walk away. Rowney is likely the 13th forward, if not AHL fodder, and Ryan doesn’t really fit anywhere else.

Posted by RedMenace from A Tormented Hellscape on 10/11/21 at 02:26 PM ET


I do not think even Blash and SY could predict how good Raymond would look

Posted by VPalmer on 10/11/21 at 02:31 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Im thrilled Raymond seems to be sticking around, but Id rather see Veleno play 1C minutes in GR than as a 4th line winger for the Wings.  Now if they move Gagner down and put him on the 3rd line, it makes the Ryan decision more palatable.

And who knows what the shuffle will be when Vrana comes back.

Posted by Hootinani on 10/11/21 at 02:48 PM ET


Poobah, do you really believe it’s Blashills decision to release Ryan and not offer him a contract?

Posted by ChillDistiller from Michigan on 10/11/21 at 04:07 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

No I don’t believe that. I do believe you will see line combos with Names and Rowney all over not just on the PK or the 4th line just like Glendening and Helm. I was hoping the days of stone hands pk specialists might have come to an end.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 10/11/21 at 04:55 PM ET

jhpcarrier97's avatar

Guessing Stevie decision.  It might be a good guess Ryan might end back with Senators, even though they bought him out, probably could slot him in for nothing.  I see they need one more forward, probably waiting to see what shakes out.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 10/11/21 at 04:57 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Guessing Stevie decision

He has the last say, but ,definitely a combined front office decision.

Gotta weird dynamic going on: a bad decision is Blashill’s decision, and a good one must be Yzerman’s. Just devoid of Any reasoning.

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/11/21 at 05:01 PM ET


Clearly Mrs Blashill wasn’t as impressed with Ryan as she was with Raymond.

Posted by Matt_in_MI on 10/11/21 at 08:46 PM ET


Maybe Ryan wasn’t willing to play 4th line minutes or possibly be out of the lineup many nights.

Posted by evileye on 10/13/21 at 11:26 AM ET

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