Ryan is overrated to being with, I'm glad Detroit didn't pursue him for Nyquist+. He has scored over 60 points once in his career while playing with Getzlaf and Perry.
Ottawa lost this trade big time. Anaheim got a top 12 pick, Silfverberg and a prospect.
Bobby Ryan last 4 years including his best season.
206 points in 296 games and +25.
You're missing a few things though. First dat and/or z are better setup guys IMO than getZlaf or perry. And two...Ryan is a player that fills a position of need a power forward. We need to fill before we will compete for the cup again IMO.
Let's also not forget he had a serious sickness that affected his play a year ago and now is on a worse team.
I won't say nyquist is or will be a better player until nyquist has played more games. But if given the chance to make that trade I would've. It's a deal that involved a proven known player for prospects. It's like the Alexander and smoltz deal. Some clueless people say they regret it...but at the end of the day Alexander helped the tigers in lot the playoffs which they wanted and smoltz had a hell of career which Atlanta wanted. Deals like that HAVE to be made at certain times. BUT not all the time. A few here and there is a good thing to do.
Edited by DeGraa55, 11 April 2014 - 03:39 AM.