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Whether he's actually traded or not, Bobby Ryan is guaranteed to make $5.1 million over the next four years.
However, seeing as how he was frequently demoted to the second and third lines for the Pacific Division's weakest team in Anaheim, it's clear the Ducks are ready to focus on reigning MVP Corey Perry and part ways with Ryan.
Ryan has incredible, American-born talent posting three 30-goal seasons in just four full NHL seasons and is likely to end up in another NHL uniform following the cup finals.
His most popular destinations include Nashville, Toronto, Buffalo and the current cup contenders in New York, according to a tweet by Hockey Break back in January.
If Nashville can miraculously hold onto Ryan Suter and land Bobby Ryan coming this offseason, the Predators would be incredible Stanley Cup contenders going into 2013. The Predators defense would be anchored by superstars Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne and Ryan Suter, while Bobby Ryan could finally be given the role of a franchise's No. 1 scoring threat.