Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bobby Ryan refuses to sign in Europe
By ESPN.com staff
Anaheim Ducks winger Bobby Ryan told a New Jersey newspaper he will not "run from" the lockout and doesn't want to take anyone's job overseas.
"I'm going to continue to skate with the guys ... whether it's coming back here [to South Jersey] for a couple weeks at a time. ... I think it's important to stay here [in the United States] and be part of the solution and not just run from it," Ryan told New Jersey's Courier-Post.
Ryan also seemed to have a distaste for those players who signed deals in the KHL and other leagues are not supporting the NHLPA.
"I'm going to handle things the way I think things should be handled," Ryan said, according to the report.
Earlier this summer, Ryan told the Camden Courier-Post he would be fine if the Ducks traded him because they had done nothing to prove they wanted him in Anaheim.
He later regretted the comments, telling reporters in September, “About 10 minutes after the interview, I was like, ‘Gosh, I shouldn’t have done that … It was kind of stupid,” according to the Orange County Register.