The Ducks didn't get a break in the draft lottery Tuesday, so perhaps they make their own breaks in the trade market this offseason.

One suggestion, though: Do not deal Bobby Ryan.

The young forward has been and will continue to be a popular target of other general managers. Bob Murray should listen to all offers but, unless something absurdly one-sided comes his way, say no thanks and hold onto Ryan.

After his exit meeting Monday with management, Ryan said he felt more secure about his future with the Ducks. This is a good sign.

We could see moving him for premier talent — maybe a top-tier defenseman — but it would be hard to support any other trade involving Ryan.