The Five Worst Trades Of The Bryan Murray Era

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2. Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and a 2014 1st round pick (Nick Ritchie) for Bobby Ryan

Mar 20, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg (33) looks on against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe everybody is starting to criticize this trade right now because Silfverberg is playing insane in the playoffs right now. Ryan didn’t exactly end the season on a high note, so there or course will be critics. In the end, I don’t think this trade will look too awful. Ryan is still 28 this year, and will have some good years left in him. I think Silfverberg will still be a bit behind him in point production, but he’ll be a solid player for Anaheim.

I’m not sure if Noesen will ever stick in the NHL, although Ritchie was a top ten pick in 2014 so he could end up being a second/third line kind of player. As of now it looks like the Ducks are the winner here, but I don’t think it will be a slam dunk or anything.

Ryan has the most upside of all these players, but the fact the Ottawa gave up potentially three NHL’ers is the reason it hurts. And I also miss saying “Ohh Ahh Silfverberg” every time he scores. At a time when the Senators are looking for forwards, the three they traded are the ones they could use right now.