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BOSTON (CBS) – While the Boston Bruins have kept their team intact this offseason, there is a thirst that remains for a bona-fide goal scorer.
Greg Wyshynski, better known as “Puck Daddy” on Yahoo! Sports, joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s The D.A. Show Tuesday night, and said there are four names still out there that could help the Bruins, or any other team in need of scoring.
“I think for any team like the Bruins that could use a bunch of goals off the wing there are four options on the table right now. I think Bobby Ryan might be the most appealing of the four based on age, wage and not being Alexander Semin,” he said.
“The four players everyone talks about are Bobby Ryan, if available; Rick Nash, who is available but will only go to certain teams; Alexander Semin, who is available but asking for a lot of money and is a bit of conundrum; and Shane Doan, whose agent says he’ll play anywhere – including the California Golden Seals.”
The name Bobby Ryan has been a popular one around Boston the last few weeks, with David Krejci the likely candidate to head to Anaheim in return.
But would Krejci and two second round picks get the deal done? Not likely.
“The problem is, if you’re Anahiem, you’re trading Bobby Ryan to maintain or better your team at the NHL level,” said Wyshynski. “I think they need NHL help. More so than getting a draft pick, I think they would take NHL help and then a top prospect. If you want Bobby Ryan, you start with David Krejci and then maybe Dougie Hamilton. I know that’s a very sore subject and nobody wants to give that kid up, but Bobby Ryan is no two-bit.”
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