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November 30, 2011 | 9:40am ET
Ryan aware he could be dealt
TheFourthPeriod.com

With rumors flying left, right and center, that the Anaheim Ducks are shopping Bobby Ryan, and the young sniper knows there's a chance he'll be traded.

Speaking to the Orange Counter Register, Ryan acknowledged that he would not be shocked if the Ducks pulled the trigger.

"I wouldn't be surprised," Ryan told the paper. "That's all I'll say about that."

The Ducks have dropped 16 of their last 18 games and currently sit 14th in the Western Conference.

It's believed the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators have shown interest in the 24-year-old.

Ryan, who has collected seven goals and four assists in 23 games, wants to stay in Anaheim, but understands some things are out of his control.

"At the same time, it's the business side of things that all comes back to," he said. "If they feel like it's got to be the right move for the team, then I'd certainly welcome it."

Ducks GM Bob Murray would not discuss Ryan, specifically, but did not deny that he entertaining the idea of dealing the Cherry Hill, NJ, native.

"At any time if we get offered a deal on any player that makes this team better, we would have to take a long, hard look at that," Murray told the Register.

Meanwhile, whispers remain that Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle could be on thin ice, and that a coaching change could come before the Ducks seriously consider trading Ryan.

According to TFP Editor-in-Chief David Pagnotta, if the Ducks fail to improve on their position in the standings in the near future, a change behind the bench could be Anaheim's big move before the New Year.

 
 
 
 
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