But I thought no. I don't want to talk about that. It is Friday, it is gloomy here in Vancouver. I woke up to rain outside my window. So today I am going to talk about something HOT: Bobby Ryan! Welcome to Fantasy Friday. My salute to you ladies!
Bobby Ryan, what is there not to like. The 25 year old comes from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Ryan stands 6'2", shoots right and is arguably one of the best right wingers in the league.
Bobby Ryan played his 1st game in the NHL in the 2007-08 season. Ryan has played nearly 350 NHL games, scoring 141 goals and notching 131 assists. Also Ryan hasn't missed a game in 3 season playing all games so far this season, all 82 the 2 pervious seasons and only missed one game in the 2009-10 season. While Anaheim has been the only NHL team Ryan has played for, he has represented Team USA a few times. Once in 2006 at the World Juniors and another time at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics where Ryan earned a Silver Medal!
In his Rookie year Ryan was also nominated for the Calder Trophy, which is a trophy award to a player in his "Rookie Season" who plays an eye catching style.
For a lot of his career Bobby Ryan has played along side Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, two of the best forwards in the league. Goes to show how good Ryan truly is.
Bobby Ryan is actually such a great hockey player he was drafted 2nd overall in 2005. Ryan probably would have been drafted #1 had he not been up against some kid named Sidney Crosby? Ryan will forever go down in history as the guy drafted after Crosby. Possibly one of the best sports trivia questions ever?!?! Let's just call a spade a spade, the 2005 draft was called the "Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes" as Sidney Crosby often put on the "Sidney Crosby Show"
Bobby Ryan took it with stride and has gone on to have a great career. In some ways I would say Ryan won the draft. While Crosby was drafted by Pittsburgh and spends the seasons in the cold tough winter of the eastern USA, Ryan is laughing with shorts, sandals and t-shirt during his season playing in Southern California. After practice Ryan can hit up the beach or even Disneyland! The Honda Centre is just down the street from the Happiest Place on Earth.
All I have to say is "Thank you Bobby Ryan for not only being a great hockey player both in the NHL and for Team USA, thank you for being so good looking and funny." Sigh........ Enjoy X