Re: Ryan to Buffalo?
posted at 7/26/2012 3:24 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Ryan to Buffalo?
[QUOTE]It doesn't work like that. You don't just add 30 goals. The Ducks want something good. The article mentioned Enis. So you take away a guy who scored at a 25 goal pace and add a 30 goal guy. Then you have to factor Ryan's not getting passes from Getzlaf anymore and maybe doesn't score 30. And the sabers miss Enis's playmaking and score less. And Ryan comes in and takes some of Stafford's or Pominville's icetime and they score less. Hodgson gets more playing time and maybe scores more. Who knows, there are a lot of factors, but it's not like you just add 40 goals. In Response to Re: Ryan to Buffalo? :
Posted by OatesCam[/QUOTE]
Again, it depends what Buffalo gives up. This is, of course, all speculation on our parts, especially the icetime suggestion you make. Let's say, for example, the Sabres send Gerbe, Luke Adam, Corey Tropp, D man Brayden McNabb, and their 1st rounder. The Ducks get a top 6 left wing back (Gerbe) three up an coming prospects who are NHL-ready, and a good pick. If they are re-building, which I think they are, this is a good deal. Plus GM Murray gets more cap room to re-sign for 2013-14 Perry and Getzlaf who will not be cheap. Or they can obtain Ennis (15 goals), one or two of the up and comers, and the pick. There are many possibilities.
Buffalo, who are playing for the now, gets their top-end big bodied goalscorer (something Ennis or Gerbe are not nor will ever be) and Anaheim gets young, controllable players who can address some of their depth issues. Both win. If/when Ryan gets a handfull of game winning goals that translates to wins. More wins is more points in the standings. Hence, they will be better.
Suggesting other players on the team will be less productive with the addition of Ryan is an interesting argument. He may eat into their icetime but will also command the attention of the opposing teams shutdown D (like he does in Ana) which will give other players more open ice and less quality competition. So this can be seen as a wash.
However, until anything happens this is all speculation.