Detroit Red Wings: Bobby Ryan continues to express interest in returning

(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Detroit Red Wings are continuing to see one of their players advertise that he wants to return for another season in Hockeytown. Forward Bobby Ryan has made it pretty clear that he wants to return to the organization for another season.

This offseason, Detroit Red Wings General Manager (GM) Steve Yzerman brought in the veteran forward on a cheap $1 million contract. Ryan was bouncing back from a tough stretch there where he battled some off-ice issues.

He also won the Masteron Memorial Trophy for a comeback to the ice after a battle off the ice; he ultimately returned during his time with the Ottawa Senators before becoming a free agent. Then, Yzerman made the call and got Ryan to join the rebuild here in Detroit.

Ultimately, he would get off to quite the hot start for the Red Wings in 2020-21 but has spent the end of his season on the shelf with an injury. Ryan’s season is over, but he is advocating to return for the 2021-22 season in a Red Wings uniform.

Detroit Red Wings forward Bobby Ryan is looking to return to the organization for the 2021-22 season.

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During the 2020-21 season, Ryan would play in 33 games for the Red Wings, where he has totaled 14 points with seven goals and seven assists.

Sadly, in a season where the Red Wings cannot score, Ryan was one of the team’s top scorers.

It seems like this could be in the making since Ryan made it clear that Yzerman was the reason he came to Detroit.

The hang-up for Ryan is that the decision falls on the Yzerplan and if Yzerman sees him as a part of the future rebuild.

Helene St. James recently wrote that Ryan can still fit the Red Wings rebuild. St. James suggested that Ryan returning is a “no-risk, potentially-high reward move” for the Red Wings, according to her story.

She’s right; Ryan coming back for another season could be beneficial for the Red Wings scoring presence.

There is no secret; the Red Wings need scoring; they are going to finish in the trenches of the league when it comes to scoring. Ryan could easily add in some scoring for the Red Wings, who need any help they can get.

If the Red Wings can string together some scoring, they could be much better off for the 2021-22 season. Adding scoring will be a big thing for this team, and Ryan could be a source of offense.

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While he may have had his season ended early, the Detroit Red Wings should consider adding Ryan to the roster once again in 2021-22.