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Ryan, a native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, left no room for debate when he clearly stated that Philadelphia would be his first choice if he were to be traded.
The Flyers have pieces to move, and with the departure of Jarmoir Jagr, they could be even more interested in Ryan's services than before, so it stands to reason that both parties are still very willing to make a deal happen.
The fact that it hasn't happened yet does indicate, however, that something has stalled. As is the case with most teams involved in Ryan trade talks, the Flyers just aren't going to be willing to meet Murray's asking price.
If this continues to be a problem going forward, Anaheim's best option is probably just to keep Ryan and try to make nice. Even if it were to move him in the name of making cap room to re-sign Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf (who will be UFAs at the end of this coming season), the Ducks still aren't making much sense.
Why? Because they currently haven't even spent enough to get themselves to the cap floor.
Even if it's beginning to dawn on the hockey world that a Ryan trade might not happen, there will still be teams interested enough to make a pitch, I just wouldn't be willing to bet that any such pitch will ever be strong enough to get Murray to pull the trigger.