Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry: What a Slow Start Would Mean for Them

September 11th, 2012 by Bobby Kittleberger Leave a reply »
The methods of operation being employed by the Anaheim Ducks management seem to have their star players on an extremely short leash.

Despite being a team accustomed to regular playoff appearances over the last decade, the Ducks have played themselves out of the post season two of the last three years. During that time, stretches of poor play have resulted almost inevitably in the shopping of one of Anaheim's three top scorers.

Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan have all at one time or another been mentioned in the "we're fielding offers" talk coming out of southern California. Should Anaheim fall victim to another slow start, would it mean the reviving of these talks and rumors?

It's entirely possible.

A slow start could set into motion two different trends in Anaheim. The first, and perhaps more obvious, would be the automatic re-ignition of trade rumors, even in the midst of complete silence coming out of the Anaheim front office. Regardless of the validity of their claims, a slow start for Anaheim would at least mean we'd hear the familiar Ryan trade rumors that seem to have been so prevalent over the last two seasons.

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