Posted June 25, 2012

Ducks’ Bobby Ryan: I’m ready to be traded, preferably to the Flyers

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Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan has heard all the rumors that his team is shopping him, and he tells Randy Miller of the Camden, N.J., Courier-Post on Friday that he’s ready to move on with his career elsewhere — and that he would love to join his hometown Philadelphia Flyers. (Ryan is from South Jersey.)

“For me, if I’m moved, Philadelphia would be a very ideal and comfortable place for me,” said Ryan, a four-time 30-goal scorer.

Ryan said that he is tired of hearing his name come up as a trade candidate on a seemingly annual basis.

“I take things personally,” Ryan said. “Anaheim to me has been a team over the past year that really has shown me nothing to prove that they want me here, unfortunately. … 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.”

Courtesy of Lisa Dillman of The Los Angeles Times, here’s what Ducks general manager Bob Murray had to say about Ryan’s comments: