Bobby Ryan will apparently not be coming to the New York Rangers, or heading to any other NHL team. At least for the time being. The Anaheim Ducks have reportedly taken the 24-year-old star off the trade market.
Thursday the Rangers were reported to be ‘front-runners’ to acquire the high-scoring winger. Today, the New York Post reports that the Rangers and Ducks “never reached the stage where the clubs exchanged proposals.”
The Ducks’ coaching change, firing Randy Carlyle and replacing him with former Washington Capitals bench boss Bruce Boudreau, apparently led to the decision to take Ryan off the trade market for the time being.
Ryan has scored 30+ goals three times already in his young career, but is struggling so far this season. He has just 12 points in 24 games. Reportedly, Ryan had wanted to be traded because of a tenuous relationship with Carlyle. With him out, though, that has changed.
So, Rangers’ fans, that means no blockbuster trade as an early Christmas present for you.