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Bobby Ryan Awarded The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

EDMONTON (Sept. 7, 2020) – Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan is the 2019-20 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” The award was presented by the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) to honor the late Bill Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited those qualities. Masterton died on Jan. 15, 1968, as a result of an on-ice injury.

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Video- Bobby Ryan’s Life

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Before the Ottawa Senators, Team USA, even the NHL draft, Bobby Ryan wasn't Bobby Ryan. In a Sportsnet special, Chris Simpson sits down with the forward to learn about his secret past.


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Video Morning Line- Bobby Ryan

via the YouTube page of TSN,

After months away from the team as he worked on recovering from alcohol addiction, Bobby Ryan made his return to Ottawa one to remember by scoring a hat trick and leading the Sens to victory. Ryan discusses his emotional night and says his wife is the first star of the game for helping him through tough times.


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Bobby Ryan Taking Part In NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Nov. 20, 2019) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that forward Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators will be away from the team while taking part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.

There will be no further comment.

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Injury Issues For The Ottawa Senators


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Bobby Ryan Prepared To Move In The Offseason

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Sun,

Now, teams may have thought they were close to making a deal with the Senators, but only GM Pierre Dorion knows for sure. Either way, there’s no doubt conversations will pick up again after the season. The Senators will surely entertain trade talks for Karlsson at the draft, and in order to get the captain, they’ll ask that Ryan is included in the package.

The Senators will try and move the former 30-goal scorer, not because he’s a bad player or bad person — the opposite is true in both cases, actually — but because he’s not worth the $7.25-million cap hit they have him at for four more seasons.

Ryan gets it. Both he and wife Danielle like Ottawa and want to stay. But he also sees the writing on the wall....

“I understand with my contract and the obligations, that I haven’t performed up to a $7-million player,” he said. “But that’s something that happens. That’s the business side of things. I try to separate it when I get to the rink. I don’t worry about what’s going on over there, in the other hallway, I just worry about what’s in front of me. That’s all you can do.”


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The Results Will Come

from Bobby Ryan of The Players' Tribune,

Before training camp started last September, I sat down with Coach Boucher and for about two hours we talked hockey. Some of it was specific to our team, but much of it was a broader discussion about hockey philosophy. What makes a good team tick? What causes a talented roster to fail? How do you construct a consistently good power play?

He told me that if our team was going to succeed, we needed reliable “net guys.” For his system to work, he needed players who could do the dirty work in front of the goalie and behind the net in order to set up chances. I agreed with it, but didn’t realize he was implying that he wanted me to step into that role. Once training camp began and he started putting me in those situations, it became clear that I was going to need to alter my game pretty drastically.

That wasn’t easy for me to do. For most of my life, I’ve been asked to make plays by floating to the outside and putting pucks on net. Suddenly I was being asked to be more physical and screen goalies to help set up chances for other guys.

That meant fewer scoring opportunities for myself, which, for most of my career — and according to people at the grocery store — me not scoring has meant failure. There were stretches this year where I’d be doing everything the team asked of me, and doing it fairly well, but I wouldn’t show up on the score sheet for four or five games at a time. At one point, I went 16 games without a goal, which felt awful.

But I stuck with it, because I knew that I was part of something more. I had seen what this team was like when I was a sniper and honestly, it wasn’t bad… but it also wasn’t great. In that first meeting, Coach told me that things were going to change around here, and that if I was willing to buy into it — to truly buy in and change the way I played the game — the results would come.


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Bobby Ryan’s Big Moment

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

If you listened close enough, you could almost hear it, omnipresent above the groans and grumbling of yellow-clad Penguin fans as they filed out.

No question about it, the voice cheering loudest for Bobby Ryan’s overtime winner came from above.

Hours before maybe the most difficult holiday of his young life, Ryan delivered a magical Mother’s Day present for his late mom, who passed away unexpectedly last July after a brief battle with cancer.

Melody Stevenson was surely beaming with pride as her son raced around Olli Maattaand shovelled a backhand over Marc-Andre Fleury’s shoulder to become the first Ottawa Senator to ever score two overtime goals in one postseason. Ryan saved it for the biggest stage of his career, his first appearance in an Eastern Conference final.

Senators 2, Penguins 1.

“It felt great, obviously, to come through,” Ryan said. “An important and crucial moment, I guess.”


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Still No Reason Given For Scratching Bobby Ryan

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

If Bobby Ryan was injured, it would have been stated as the reason he did not play against the Capitals on Saturday.

That’s how Guy Boucher works.

If Ryan was late for another meeting or broke a team rule and being disciplined, Boucher would have made no secret about that, either. He didn’t before.

If it was a family issue, or something else unrelated to hockey, Boucher would have said it was “personal matter” and asked that we respect Ryan’s privacy. That would have been that.

Instead, Boucher allowed the situation to escalate by adamantly refusing to speak about it. Whatever the reason for Ryan’s absence from the lineup — this is being typed before Sunday’s game ends, after which the player himself might speak — it only became a big deal because the coach allowed it to happen.


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Bobby Ryan pens a touching tribute to his mother

From Bobby Ryan of the Players' Tribune:

Der Mom,

I lost you just a few days ago, and I already miss you a lot.

Even though I had a chance to say goodbye, there are still a few things I’d like to tell you.

Plenty of people are familiar with our family’s story. They know about how dad assaulted you when I was a little kid and how our family ended up moving to California and changing our names so he could avoid going to jail. They know about how he was eventually caught and how you and I had to figure things out on our own. And they know about how I ended up making it to the NHL despite all that. Yes, plenty of people have asked us about that story, but I don’t think enough people know about your story.

I was 12 when dad got caught and had to go away. Before that, he was very much the head of the family. Everything kind of revolved around him. But after he was gone suddenly, you had to take on more than you probably ever thought you would — more than any parent should have to. You didn’t panic, though. You always seemed to be in control, even though you might not have felt like you were. And you did such an amazing job. Just, such an amazing job.

When I think about you, I don’t think about what Dad did to you. I don’t think about how scared we were when he was caught. I don’t think about any of that. Instead, the first thing that comes to mind, of all things, is California Pizza Kitchen.

I know you’re smiling right now at just the mention of that. California Pizza Kitchen was our place.


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Video- Bobby Ryan Scores, Ottawa Kids Get A Puppy

The puppy will of coure be named 'Bobby'.

Sens won the game 3-0.


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Videos- Bobby Ryan And Patrick Wiercioch Injured By Hits Last Night

via Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

But you can forgive everybody if the celebration was tempered by the fact winger Bobby Ryan — the club’s hottest player — had to be helped off the ice with 4:14 left in the third after he was smashed into the boards by Columbus defenceman David Savard, who was thrown out and will likely be suspended.

“Bobby brings an offensive skillset that is irreplaceable,” said Anderson. “We’ll have to wait and see what’s going on with him. You hope for the best and you never like seeing guys get hurt.”

While it appeared to be a shoulder for Ryan, the Senators were already without defenceman Patrick Wiercioch. He may have been the fifth player on the club’s roster this season to suffer a concussion after he had to be helped off the ice in the second after being hit by Columbus winger Nick Foligno.

The CP says no update on Ryan post-game...

Ottawa lost Bobby Ryan late in the third after being hit by David Savard and Patrick Wiercioch left early in the second after taking a hit from Nick Foligno. There was no update on either player following the game.

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Teemu Selanne With Some Advice For Bobby Ryan

from Ian Mendes of TSN,

A text came into Bobby Ryan's phone last week from an NHL legend.

"Just slap the side of that bottle a little bit," it read.

While the message is confusing to an outsider, Ryan knew exactly what it meant.

The text was from Teemu Selanne, who was a mentor for Ryan when the two played together for the Anaheim Ducks. Selanne - who ended his NHL career with 684 goals - used to tell Ryan that goal scoring in the NHL was not unlike dealing with a popular condiment. 

"Teemu said it best when he called goal scoring a ketchup bottle. You just got to get one and it will start flowing," Ryan explained on Monday.

"We played so long together and it's nice to see that he's still following me," said Ryan. "He's probably gone through this (slump) - probably not to the same extent as I have the past 40 games or so. But he's a guy that's been through it and a Hall of Famer. It always means a lot."


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Kerry Fraser On The Bobby Ryan Face-Off Violation Penalty

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

I watched yesterday's Ottawa-Montreal game and was wondering what type of the rule the refs used when they assigned a penalty to Ottawa for cheating on the face-off?
Thank you very much. Always like your comments.

Rule 76.6 was imposed to penalize the Ottawa Senators for a second face-off violation committed by the same team during the same face-off at 8:34 of the second period. (There was actually three false face-offs on this stoppage.) To be perfectly candid, I was in complete and total shock when the penalty was assessed. Not because it is just one more rule in the book that fans believe the officials turn a blind eye to in the playoffs, but because of the procedure that was employed to conduct the face-offs during this stoppage of play.

Once the linesman grasps the puck in his hand, he is in full control of the face-off. As such, he should do everything within his power and ability to avoid enforcing this needless infraction. I'm quite certain that the two referees were counting the seconds tick down on the Sens bench minor penalty that was being served by Bobby Ryan. I can tell you without reservation that I was.

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Bobby Ryan’s Offense Has Gone Dry

from Ian Medes of TSN,

Multiple waves of reporters descended on the star winger and often times, they were repeating questions that were already asked a few minutes earlier.

“I’m sorry I’m coming in late, but can you talk about your struggles here?”

“How frustrating is it to not be able to score?”

“Do you feel like you’re close to turning this around?”

And yet Ryan acknowledged each question as if he was hearing it for the first time; never once becoming frustrated or agitated with the same line of questioning.

Patience has now become the operative word in Bobby Ryan’s vocabulary.

He hasn’t scored a goal in over a month, with his last one coming all the way back on March 19 against Boston – a span of 15 games if you include the playoff series against Montreal. And even that goal was a bit of a fluke; the puck caromed in off the leg of Zdeno Chara and past Tuukka Rask. If you want to be a real stickler about it, the last time Bobby Ryan shot the puck and beat a goalie cleanly was on March 4 in Winnipeg – a span of 23 games.

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Bobby Ryan dangles Jonathan Quick

It appears that Bobby Ryan, who scored this goal during the Ottawa Senators' 5-3 loss to Los Angeles, has some mitts:

Ryan's teammate, Chris Neil, did not fare so well on a hit from Kyle Clifford, suffering a "lower-body injury":

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Video- Bobby Ryan With A “Direct Headshot” To Steve Downie?

You be the judge...


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Another Case Of The Mumps And Bobby Ryan Has A Fractured Finger


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Morning Line - Dave Hodge on Bobby Ryan

My thumb is down to the Bobby Ryan contract, and the way such things are analyzed these days, it has to be.

Never mind that the Ottawa Senators might have had no choice but to reward Ryan with a seven year, $50 million deal, in any pertinent comparison, Ryan is getting more money than he deserves. He does not deserve to make more money than any member of the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, and for that matter, he doesn't deserve to be the highest-paid player on his own team. Unless, of course, he scores 40 goals, and to do that he'll need plenty of help from linemates Kyle Turris and Clarke McArthur, whose two salaries combined don't add up to Ryan's.

The seven-year term is a potential problem all its own. For all of the players the Senators have been unable to satisfy or to keep, they can only hope that Ryan doesn't represent an even bigger problem - a player with whom they are stuck with.

-Dave Hodge of TSN.  Hodge also gives a thumb up to coach Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Heckling Bobby Ryan Via Twitter

from Ian Mendes of TSN,

Yesterday evening - a few hours after he signed his new contract extension with the Ottawa Senators - Bobby Ryan posted a fairly harmless tweet about the Thursday night NFL game.

@b_ryan9: Oh man. Is Rodgers going to throw for 450 tonight?

The reaction was immediate and harsh. And no, it wasn't from Minnesota Vikings fans who were upset with Ryan's comment about how Aaron Rodgers was carving up their defense. Instead, the first responders to the tweet were a wave of Philadelphia Flyers fans who were crushed that Ryan had chosen to stay with Ottawa instead of becoming a free agent and returning to his hometown near Philadelphia.

A small sampling of the responses:
@SauceItup: @b_ryan9: Are you coming to Philly? Should answer your question. :(
@FlyersNation: @b_ryan9: Why Bobby why
@FlyersTime: @b_ryan9: you betrayed us #flyers
@jDundon29: @b_ryan9: Well well it's Bobby "no Philly" Ryan

So after his media scrum ended this morning, I decided to ask Ryan if he paid much attention to the negativity coming out of Philadelphia since he signed his contract extension 24 hours earlier. He immediately started to laugh and pulled out his phone from his pocket. "Actually, I got to show you the best one, because the picture was so good."


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Bobby Ryan With A Seven-Year Contract Extension In Ottawa

via Elliotte Friedman tweets,

Hearing OTT signs Bobby Ryan to a 7-year extension. AAV just over $7m per.

Ryan extension: 7 years, $50.75M

Watch the announcement live below...

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Bobby Ryan Under Observation For Possible Concussion

from Don Brennan of the OTtawa Sun,

Top scoring right winger Bobby Ryan was held out of the last half of Sunday's red-white match after he had his "bell rung" in a collision with his centre, Kyle Turris.

Ryan won't play in either of Monday's pre-season games against the New York Islanders, as doctors want to make sure he doesn't experience any concussion symptoms.

"It was a broken play," said Ryan. "Turrey was circling one way behind the net and I was circling the other. I think we both had a pretty good head of steam and never saw each other. I just took it right in the chin.

"It was alarming, I guess, is the right word for it. They were very, very cautious and just said let's calm things down right away. It used to be you get it rung and you go right back out. That's where protocol was put into place, because of all the incidents in years past. When I talked to everybody real quick they said it wasn't worth it to go back out in those conditions. Let's just call it a day and re-evaluate (Monday)."

Ryan said he hasn't had a concussion in a long time -- so long ago he can't remember.

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Bobby Ryan Had Sports Hernia Surgery Today

from Chris Lund of the Ottawa Senators website,

After re-aggravating a sports hernia that was first sustained in November this past Saturday in Dallas, Senators forward Bobby Ryan underwent surgery today in Montreal, which will rule him out of the team's remaining games in 2013-14. Senators GM Bryan Murray offered a rundown of the injury and Ryan's status.

Here's what he had to say...

On Ryan and the injury:

He got hurt early on and tried to play through it. He felt it handicapped him a little as far as shooting the puck in particular was concerned. Then he had a couple of incidents where things cropped up. Going into the boards the way he did in Dallas was a time we had to decide with him that it was best to stop playing for a bit and get it repaired and give him a chance. I think if we were still in a real serious, serious position here we could maybe get another game or two out of him but it doesn't make a lot of sense at this point in time to continue playing when you're hurt.


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Why Bobby Ryan Was Not Selected To Team USA

Yesterday I posted a piece from Scott Burnside of ESPN and this conversation about Bobby Ryan has raised some eyebrows,

"I think we have to know what we're taking with Bobby," says Burke, who had him in Anaheim when the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007.

"He's a passive guy," Burke says. And over 82 games, yes, Saad and or Pacioretty might be more attractive than Ryan. But Ryan's a game-breaker.

"He is not intense. That word is not in his vocabulary," Burke says. "It's never going to be in his vocabulary. He can't spell intense."

If he's not going to be put in a role in which he can score an important goal, use his skills as a sniper, he shouldn't go, Burke says.

"Is everybody really happy with our speed up front," Poile asks.

There is a pause.

"I don't think it's a fast team," Tallon notes.

Ryan doesn't add to the speed quotient, so do these last two spots need to be filled with speed guys? And if there are injuries, which of these guys are more compatible, more able to move up the roster to fill in more demanding roles?

Read Bruce Garrioch's recent Twitter timeline for quotes from Bobby Ryan.

added 12:22pm, from Ken Warren of Senators Extra,

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Video- What Do You Think Of This Hit From Dennis Seidenberg On Bobby Ryan?

from Aedan Helmer of the Ottawa Sun,

But just as the warm and fuzzy feelings were returning — with the Senators now winners of four of their last five, and earning points in six of their last seven — it soon turned to concern as Bobby Ryan left the game with under four minutes remaining after taking a questionable hit from Dennis Seidenberg.

"When I saw it, to me its reviewable by the league,” said Paul MacLean. "There is an injury there. How severe it is we won't know until tomorrow.”

Seidenberg shrugged off the incident.

"The puck was in the corner, we were both going there. I want to be strong on the puck and he's kind of reaching for it, I think. I don't want to go after a guy's head or anything... people were kind of seeing it that way but I would never do that."

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Senators Dominate in Alfie’s New House

Any way you slice it, tonight's game was an important one for the Ottawa Senators. It was a chance to get an important two points against a division rival, a chance to bounce back on the road after a home loss in a game they probably should have won, and a chance to avoid falling behind early in the Atlantic division.

Of course, all that ignores the elephant in the room. The fact is, even though a lot of the Sens players had avoided talking about it, or said they weren't thinking about it, this was probably a night they've had circled on their calendar's since the middle of the summer for one reason. Daniel Alfredsson.

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Oh No, Bobby Ryan Has Yet To Score

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,

...Then there is the no small matter Ryan is in Ottawa only because beloved former captain Daniel Alfredsson elected to leave for the Detroit Red Wings. Only 26 – 15 years younger than Alfredsson – and drawing $5,562,500 (U.S.) a season, Ryan is expected not only to replace Alfredsson on the right wing of the top line but to produce immediately.

“He’s got a bigger microscope on him because of that situation,” Ottawa head coach Paul MacLean said.

The impatience could be heard on talk radio and easily found on social media. One heartless tweeter, for reasons unknown, even took a shot at Ryan as “a product of domestic violence” – a reference to a complicated and difficult past that includes his family fleeing New Jersey for the West Coast and taking on a new identity.

“So gutless,” the usually easygoing Ryan responded. “You’re the reason athletes should be able to hit people in person.”

On Monday morning, Ryan was met by a larger-than-usual media throng and, to his credit, brushed off the shots with a smile. “It’s pretty hard to jump on a guy after two games on the road,” he said.


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Friedman’s 30 thoughts: on 3 on 3 OT, Bobby Ryan, Bryzgalov, fighting and more

The CBC's Elliotte Friedman's graced our Monday evening with a  "30 Thoughts" column. He begins with the P's and Q's of a shootout spin-o-rama (see: Mason Raymond) vs. ettiquette (If you "snow" a goalie, should that be a penalty? And the Globe and Mail offers a superb visual explanation of what constitutes an "illegal" shootout move), and he continues from there.

Among his thoughts:

1. Looked a little bit into Ken Holland's overtime suggestion: four minutes of four-on-four, followed by four minutes of three-on-three if still tied. Then a shootout if necessary. I love the idea, which was tried at the Traverse City rookie tournament the Red Wings host. One of the reasons against it is the league doesn't want longer games.

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Video- Talking With Bobby Ryan

A few days ago I posted a piece from Gare Joyce of Sportsnet on Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators.

Last night, Sportsnet ran a special with Chris Simpson sitting down with Ryan to discuss his past.

You can watch it below...

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Bobby Ryan’s Other Life

from Gare Joyce of Sportsnet,

Life looks pretty damn good at a glance. Couldn’t be easier. That’s what people who don’t know Bobby Ryan think. And people in Ottawa don’t know Bobby Ryan. He was drafted there in 2005, but he’s been back to the city only once, with the Ducks, scoring the winner in a shootout a couple of years ago. At this point, Bobby Ryan is just a name in Ottawa. Sens fans will get to know him better, but the first thing they should know about him is that while “Robert Ryan” is on his U.S. passport, it’s not the name on his birth certificate. It was a name he had to remember to use for fear that his whole world would crumble.

It goes back to Cherry Hill, N.J., a suburb of Philly. They were the Stevensons: Bob, who worked in the insurance business, his wife, Melody, and their son, Bobby. They had a good quality of life and financial security, but they weren’t just like any other family in Cherry Hill. Bob was a driven guy, high-compression, like a golf ball. He pushed himself, pushed his son, wanted the absolute best, took control of everything within the bounds of family and still couldn’t be satisfied. He saw bad influences on the fringes where no one else did. He saw them around Melody’s life, around his son’s. And a lot of people in their neighbourhood knew little Bobby Stevenson, a precocious hockey talent on the ice or on Rollerblades. They thought Bobby would go places in the game. Bob was convinced that he could make it happen. Or, rather, that only he could make it happen.

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Senators Start Answering Questions in the Pre-season

Going into the first pre-season game of the year, Ottawa Senators' fans had a few questions. Two of the most pressing questions are whether or not Erik Karlsson will be able to fully recover from having his Achilles' tendon partially severed by the skate blade of Matt Cooke and return to Norris Trophy form. Another was whether the newly acquired Bobby Ryan would be able to find chemistry with linemate Milan Michalek and newly minted Captain Jason Spezza (both of whom are also returning from a season plagued by injuries) and justify the heavy price paid to bring him in from Anaheim (former first rounder Stefan Noeson, former Swedish MVP Jakob Silfverberg, and the club's first rounder in 2014). 

Of course, no pre-season matchup is going to put those kinds of questions to rest - but all the signs were certainly positive in the Sens 3-1 win over the Jets in Winnepeg last night. 

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Bobby Ryan To Ottawa


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What About Perry, Getzlaf And Ryan?

from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,

Ducks General Manager Bob Murray told reporters the day after NHL players officially ratified their new labor deal that he's planning to meet soon with the respective agents for Perry (the Newport Sports Group) and Getzlaf (Steve Kotlowitz) to attempt to extend the players' contracts.

Both players will become unrestricted free agents after this season if talks with the Ducks don't produce a deal.

"It's my priority," Murray said. "They've been Anaheim Ducks from the start. I love those guys. Both agents will come in during the next two weeks and we'll do everything we can to sign them."...

Murray added that past talk of left wing Bobby Ryan being on the trade block is now a "non-issue," with the team encouraged by the contributions of new defensemen Sheldon Souray and Bryan Allen.


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Bobby Ryan Regrets Comments He Made Earlier This Summer

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register, 

The winger lashed out in June while Ducks officials were at the NHL Draft, telling a New Jersey-based newspaper that the team has "shown me nothing to prove that they want me here, unfortunately."

"Obviously, it's not the ideal situation," he told the Camden Courier-Post. "When you get drafted, you want to win championships with that team and every time they look to add a piece to the puzzle, I'm the piece going the other way.

"I gotta be honest with you. At this point, I don't care. Move me ... because it's just tough going to the rink every day knowing that if something goes wrong, you're going to be the guy moved."

Ryan said he now regrets doing the interview with a reporter that his father knew while he was participating in an all-day charity golf tournament, calling it "a mistake and a slip up on my part."


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Evening Line

“If you were walking by, you would’ve thought it was a high school party.  I’m talking booze, people randomly making out, everybody else cheering them on. And that was the PG stuff. Then everything went inside.”

-Bobby Ryan explaining the atmosphere in the Vancouver Olympic Village after the Canada/USA gold medal game.  Much more on what really goes on (not hockey related) in these villages during the Olympics by Sam Alipour of ESPN The Magazine.

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Bobby Ryan Is Up For A Trade

from Randy Miller of the Courier Post,

Through a phone conversation a night earlier with his agent, Don Meehan, plus non-stopping texts from family and friends forwarding the latest, Ryan learned that the Flyers are among four teams involved in trade talks with the Ducks.

Frustrated with Ducks management, the 25-year-old left wing suggested he’s up for a trade anywhere and that the Flyers would be his first choice.

“I heard Anaheim was a little overwhelmed with offers and they only took four seriously, but none of the teams were mentioned to me other than Philly,” Ryan said. “Everybody wants to play in your hometown, but it would be tough because a lot of expectations come when you’re put into a situation like that. For me, if I’m moved, Philadelphia would be a very ideal and comfortable place for me.”

Ryan is frustrated because he doesn’t feel Ducks management appreciates his 30-plus goals over each of his first four NHL seasons.

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It’s That Time Of Year, Mention A Name And Watch The Rumor Grow



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Bobby Ryan May Be Available

via TSN,

It appears that Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan could once again be on the trade market.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted on Tuesday that Ryan may be available again after he was taken off the market after the departure of former Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle.

Ryan’s name was mentioned in trade rumours at several points last season.

The 25-year-old scored 31 goals and 26 assists while appearing in all 82 games for Anaheim.

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Afternoon Line

“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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The Latest On Bobby Ryan

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

Bobby Ryan is fully aware that he is front and center in the trade rumor mill as the Ducks try to keep their season from going down the drain.

As speculation intensifies that he could be included in a possible blockbuster deal, the perennial 30-goal scorer said that he would not be shocked if the Ducks were to move him.

“I wouldn’t be surprised,” Ryan told the Register on Tuesday. “That’s all I’ll say about that.”...

Asked if Ryan is on the trade market, Ducks general manager Bob Murray would only say “at any time if we get offered a deal on any player that makes this team better, we would have to take a long, hard look at that.”

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Make An Offer For Bobby Ryan

from Sportsnet,

The struggling Anaheim Ducks could be looking to make a move.

The Ducks, who have only one win in the month of November, have been shopping forward Bobby Ryan, a NHL executive has told Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

Ryan has been underperforming this season, with only 11 points in 21 games. The three-time 30-goal scorer has just six points and a minus-9 rating in the month of November.


I’ve been listening to Fan590 in Toronto all morning and I hope your proposals are better than what I have been hearing.

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Video- Jimmy Howard With The Save Of The Night

Bobby Ryan celebrates, but a little too early.

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Looking on the Left


We continue our preview of the top players at each position with a look at the left wing. In my auction league with bidding that is taking place all month, I am currently looking for a low-cost left wing option, of which there are plenty. But here are the options that you can reasonably pay top dollar for or feel comfortable drafting with an early-round pick.

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Video- Canada vs. USA

If you missed Ryan Getzlaf against Bobby Ryan part deux during tonight’s NHL Awards, well, you can watch it right here.

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Prepare For Ryan/Getzlaf Part 2

from Jeff Miller of the OC Register,

At the NHL awards show Wednesday in Las Vegas, Corey Perry is up for the highest individual honor — the Hart Memorial Trophy. Ray Emery is one of three finalists for the Masterton Trophy, given for perseverance and dedication.

And Ryan and Ryan Getzlaf will be there, too, providing some of the silliness between their teammates’ substance. For the second consecutive year, they will be the comic relief, two Ducks in search of yucks.

Forty-eight hours after their season was ended in the opening round of the playoffs, Getzlaf and Ryan returned to Honda Center to shoot a skit, a sequel to the U.S. vs. Canada bit they did last season.

That video also made its debut at the NHL awards show and then enjoyed a second run as an Internet sensation. In it, Getzlaf taunts Ryan about the Canadians beating the Americans for Olympic gold.

Though sworn to secrecy until the latest video premiers, Ryan does admit he seeks revenge in Episode 2.

more and if you need a refresher on the video, you can watch it below…

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Video- Bobby Ryan With The Goal Of The Playoffs?

Do remember, he does beat a forward, David Legwand, but still…

added 1:05am, 2nd video below is the Anaheim feed, the first video is from the TSN feed.

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Ryan Suspended Two Games

TORONTO (April 16, 2011) – Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan has been suspended two games for a kicking incident against Nashville Predators defenseman Jonathon Blum in Game #2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series on April 15.

“The actions by Ryan were both reckless and dangerous,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell.  “While it was fortunate there was no injury to Blum on the play, the act of using your skate in this manner is unacceptable.”

The incident occurred at 16:35 of the third period.  No penalty was assessed on the play.

Ryan will miss Game 3 and 4 of the series.

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Report- Bobby Ryan Will Have Disciplinary Hearing

via Nick Kypreos tweet,

Word out of Anaheim is #NHL will hold disciplinary hearing late this afternoon for #Ducks Bobby Ryan for stomping on #Predators Blum’s foot

Watch the stomp if you missed it earlier.

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Video- Foot Stomp Or Not?

Bobby Ryan on Jonathan Blum tonight.

Some people are asking for the NHL to review the play.  In my opinion, Ryan was attempting to get him to move the puck and I don’t think it was an attempt to injure.

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Ryan’s Knee Injury Improving

from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,

Ducks winger Bobby Ryan said he will try to skate Saturday morning and determine at that point if he can play against the San Jose Sharks after suffering a knee injury near the end of Wednesday’s victory over Calgary.

Ryan skated briefly on Friday but came off the ice at the start of practice. The winger was injured when Flames defenseman Mark Giordano stuck out his knee and clipped him in the final moments of a 4-2 win.

“It’s a small test,” said Ryan, who was limping significantly after the Calgary game. ”A little bit of a step forward. The treatment’s going well. A little tight, a little bruised. That’s about it. Try and get better for tomorrow.”

continued and you can watch the hit below…

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