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Former Teammates Faceoff in Rivalry

Bobby_Ryan_2013Bobby Ryan is getting ready for his first taste of the Battle of Ontario as the Ottawa Senators prepare to host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. Of course, Ryan isnt the only former member of the Anaheim Ducks thats involved in the clash, Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle will also be in attendance.

It might seem appropriate that Ryan and Carlyle now find themselves on opposite sides of this heated rivalry as they didnt always see eye-to-eye in Anaheim and that helped spur the trade rumors that hung over Ryan for years. However, Ryan thinks people were overestimating the problems between the two and while he wouldnt term their relationship as great, he isnt blind to what Carlyle did for him.

Source: Ryan Dadoun, NBC Sports


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