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June 24, 2012 | 11:03am ET
Ryan hopes to get traded
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According to the Orange County Register, Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan is tired of being shopped around and wants the team to just pull the trigger on a trade.

The 25-year-old, who has been on and off the trade block for most of the past season, has expressed his frustration with the Ducks' management and his desire for the trade rumors to come true.

"I take things personally," Ryan first told the New Jersey-based Courier-Post. "Anaheim to me has been a team over the past year that really has shown me nothing to prove that they want me here, unfortunately.

"Obviously, it's not the ideal situation. When you get drafted, you want to win championships with that team and every time they look to add a piece to the puzzle, I'm the piece going the other way.

"I gotta be honest with you. At this point, I don't care. Move me ... because it's just tough going to the rink every day knowing that if something goes wrong, you're going to be the guy moved."

While Ryan has not ruled out any teams as a potential new destination, he mentioned that the Philadelphia Flyers would most likely be his first choice as he cheered for them growing up in south New Jersey home across the Delaware River.

"Everybody wants to play in your hometown, but it would be tough because a lot of expectations come when you're put into a situation like that," Ryan said. "For me, if I'm moved, Philadelphia would be a very ideal and comfortable place for me."

The Flyers have coveted Ryan for quite some time, but the Ducks have been asking for young forward Brayden Schenn, who appears to be an untouchable.

In 82 games with the Ducks, Ryan posted 31 goals and 26 assists for 57 points. He was on the trade block in November but ultimately pulled off the market after the team dismissed coach Randy Carlyle.

Ducks GM Bob Murray expressed his disappointment during the NHL Draft after hearing his player's criticism over the situation.

"I'd just like to say I'm disappointed at this time by these comments," he said. "I intend to talk to Bobby personally when we get back from the draft and clear the air a little bit. And that's all I have to say at this present time."

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