Bobby Ryan Rumors: Philadelphia Flyers Upping Their Efforts for Ryan, According to Report

The Philadelphia Flyers are allegedly upping their efforts to acquire Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks in a trade, according to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period magazine.

Pagnotta tweeted the information early Tuesday evening.

Ryan, a native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, spent the last four seasons with Anaheim, posting 30+ goals in each season and playing an integral role on the team's top two lines.

Currently in the middle of a 5-year, $25.5 million contract (annual cap hit of $5.1 million, expires in 2015) with the Ducks, Ryan was rumored to be on the trade block last season. He recently expressed his disappointment and frustration over the trade rumors.

"Anaheim to me has been a team over the past year that has really shown me nothing to prove that they want me here, unfortunately," he told the New Jersey Courier-Post. "Obviously, it's not the ideal situation."

The news comes shortly after rumors that unrestricted free agent Zach Parise may not make a decision Tuesday as to where he will sign a new long-term deal. The Flyers have a vested interest in Parise and have submitted an offer to him, reportedly in the range of 10 to 12 years.

As they await Parise’s decision, the Flyers seem to be looking at Plan B in case Parise does not decide to sign with Philadelphia.

This rumor has yet to be confirmed by any additional sources.


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