NHL Trade Rumors: Bobby Ryan Wants out of Anaheim, Would Prefer Trade to Flyers

Tom Urtz Jr.Contributor IJune 22, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 31:  Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks awaits a face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on March 31, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Coyotes defeated the Ducks 4-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Bobby Ryan wants out of Anaheim, and it appears that a move could come very soon because of the candid comments by Ryan in a phone interview with Randy Miller. Ryan has been subject to numerous trade rumors over the past few seasons, and it has taken a toll on the young and consistent 30-goal scorer.

In an interview with Randy Miller of the Courier Post, Ryan expressed himself.

Ryan lamented:

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. Obviously, it's not the ideal situation. 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 was thrust into trade rumors last November and the New York Rangers were a team that had tons of interest. It is expected that the Rangers and Flyers would be two top teams competing to acquire Ryan.

Miller went on in the report to state that there are four teams interested in Bobby Ryan and the Flyers would be Ryan's preference. A trade for Ryan would include Brayden Schenn and James Van Riemsdyk among other pieces.

The Flyers appear to be out of the Rick Nash sweepstakes because of the trade they made with the Columbus Blue Jackets early Friday. The fact that Sergei Bobrovsky was traded for a package of draft picks earlier could indicate that the sides couldn't agree to terms.

It had been speculated that a goaltender would be a big part of a package for Nash, and considering the Flyers traded a chip in Bobrovsky, could indicate they are "all in" on Ryan. Ryan would prefer to come to the Flyers. The Flyers would love to have him.

The rumors are fresh and starting to become more detailed as the offseason slowly begins, so it will be interesting to see where Ryan ultimately ends up.