Red Wings post Bobby Ryan’s Zoom call

Wonderful stuff here:

Bobby Ryan said he spoke to Steve Yzerman for 45 minutes and didn’t need to hear anything else: “The passion that comes through for the Red Wings through him is contagious.”— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) October 9, 2020

Bobby Ryan said right after he got off the phone with Steve Yzerman, he told his wife right away “I think we’re signing with Detroit.” Two guys that are excited to be here and improve this @DetroitRedWings team. I’m excited!!!!— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) October 9, 2020

Bobby Ryan said he’s down to 202 pounds and is working with a personal skating coach for the first time in his career: “I can’t address age but I’m trying to address speed.”— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) October 9, 2020

Bobby Ryan says he spent 45 minutes on the phone with Steve Yzerman, was impressed with what he heard. Told wife “it looks like we’re going to Detroit.” Says he’s out to prove himself.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 9, 2020

First impression of both Bobby Ryan and Jon Merrill: not only will both of these players address real needs for Detroit (Ryan shooting the puck, Merrill suppressing chances against), they are both going to be huge for the locker room. Strong lineup fits, outstanding culture fits.— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 9, 2020

Bobby Ryan said Dylan Larkin helped sell him on helping Detroit be a much more competitive team. That’s what Ryan wanted to hear. He didn’t want the team to be bogged down by all the losing, or accepting of it.— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 9, 2020

Bobby Ryan also said his daughter found out there was free pepperoni pizza with the Red Wings.

“Major selling point.”— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 9, 2020

New @DetroitRedWings forward Bobby Ryan’s first call in free agency was from Steve Yzerman. It was also his last.— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) October 9, 2020

Lots of great stuff in Bobby Ryan’s media call. Among the nuggets: He asked Dylan Larkin if the Red Wings were bogged down by the losing, if it had gotten to them in the sense that they were just accepting it, because that would have been a big red flag.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) October 9, 2020

“One thing that was told to me was, ‘Coach would have been fired if he thought that we all accepted that.’ So you understand that this not a group of guys that wants to lose, that is OK with it, and they’re not going to lose for long.”— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) October 9, 2020

Bobby Ryan’s daughter = Big 🍕 fan. 😂— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 9, 2020

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