New York Islanders Can Trade for Top Level Talent
You got to give to get. Bobby Ryan, on his day, is the exact type of player the New York Islanders need. A 70+ point player back in Anaheim, Ryan is a shoot first type of a player with a quality shot to bury his chances.
So why does Ottawa want him to go in the first place? If Bobby Ryan’s top level talent, why does a team in a playoff position want to get rid of him?
Reports coming out of Canada’s capital have it that Ryan has a frayed relationship with new coach Guy Boucher. Being benched on two occasions will do that to a player. Although Ryan isn’t without some blame. Staying out past the teams 11:00 pm curfew.
And his 16 points in 35 games are well below the expectation his $7.25 million cap hit brings.
So why do we want him? That sheer goal scoring talent and capability. Put him next to top level talent, like John Tavares and Ryan should flourish.
Before going to Ottawa, Ryan played three years alongside Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. He put up 192 points in three years with the Ducks.
How does the deal get done? Ottawa has to eat some salary. According to Cap Friendly, the Islanders only have $1.563 million in cap space. Sending Lee and his $3.75 million Ottawa’s way free’s up some space, but still not enough to make room for Ryan big time cap hit.
Chance This Deal Gets Done: C (In the Offseason: B)