The NHL off-season is in full swing and a number of players are changing teams this summer through free agency and trades, but teams are still looking to complete their rosters for the upcoming hockey season.
The latest rumor from Nicholas Goss has the Boston Bruins adding Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks in a deal that would give the Bruins some much-needed help on the offensive end of the ice and the Ducks would get plenty of help with depth in return, especially at center where the team needs help.
Ryan is very unhappy with the trade talks and is resigned to playing elsewhere next season, but a move to Boston would give the 25-year-old winger a good shot at winning a Stanley Cup. Last year he scored 57 points, his fifth straight season with at least that many points.
The rumored deal has David Krejci going to the West Coast and his presence would give the Ducks a solid player on their second line. This trade would also allow Anaheim to sign their top player, Ryan Getzlaf, to a long-term deal and help keep this team competitive in the Western Conference.
The NHL salary cap has changed the way teams do business and that means players like Ryan could move around a bit more often, but it makes the league stronger and keeps fans' interest on the game, both of which are needed to keep hockey going strong.