On Bobby Ryan - I'm curious to know what kind of package PC was offering if Lucic & Krejci were not available. Spooner/Knight + 1st + Caron?James Murphy of ESPN: The Ducks and Bruins had “exploratory” talks regarding Ryan, but Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli let them know that David Krejci and Milan Lucic are not available. The Bruins have dropped out of the Rick Nash sweepstakes. Reports are that the asking price was any combination of Kregci, Lucic, Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton. Chiarelli had already let it be known that Seguin and Hamilton were non-starters.
On Rick Nash - Howson is an idiot if he thought PC would move so package of Krejci, Lucic, Seguin or Hamilton for Rick Nash. Nash will start the year with Columbus and get so pissed off that he'll demand a trade. At that point Howson will be ****ed and teams will offer even less for Nash.