Getty ImagesLos Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar was part of the initial wave of NHL stars that jetted to Europe when the lockout formally began, playing with his brother Gasper with Mora of HockeyAllsvenskan, Sweden's second-highest league.
Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks has been a player that's held out from making the move to Europe — and at times has seemed set against doing so.
But according to Expressen (via Aftonbladet), Mora is in talks to bring Ryan over to Sweden.
From Aftonbladet (rough translation):
"Yes, we're looking at it, but there is nothing that is clear," confirming the club director Peter Hermodsson [to] the newspaper.
Previously, Mora superstar Anze Kopitar during the lockout - who came to play with his brother. But since Mora also has two [international players], Tyler Gotto and Prestin Ryan, a strengthening of Bobby Ryan did not take place without the get go.
"Yes, that's right. But because it's not something that is done than I can not comment on that," says Hermodsson.
(Keep in mind Ryan's already committed to a charity game in Atlantic City next weekend.)
While nothing's official — and hey, maybe these new talks between the NHL and the NHLPA produce a Turkey Day miracle — it would be fascinating to see Ryan head to Europe, considering his previous thoughts on the matter.Read More »from Bobby Ryan in talks to join Anze Kopitar and Mora in Swedish league, says report