Bobby Ryan is a restricted free agent, and a tweet from Jeff Marek of CBC got me thinking about him.
Burke wants a forward who can score w/size. Bobby Ryan remains unsigned in ANA. Ducks may lose Nieds. Kaberle on the mrkt. Just sayin’…
Obviously this is in reference to wheeler-dealer Brian Burke up the QEW, but this is a move the Sabres could make. Ryan would be a solid pickup, adding size and scoring that the Sabres sure could use (back to back 30 goal seasons). Now, the Sabres don’t have a Kaberle to dangle in trade talks, but may be able to work something with picks/prospects. I would love to see Bobby Ryan opposite Thomas Vanek.
Not directly related, but Kaberle has an interesting NTC:
can name 10 teams that he will accept a trade to; if the Leafs miss the playoffs in 2008-09 or 2009-10, he can be traded without restriction from that Entry Draft until August 15
Interesting that you can specify a window when you can be traded, to avoid deadline day, or early season trades., based on playoff performance (or non-performance, in the case of the Leafs).