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#61 SterioDesign

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

You've got guys like Elias, Zubrus, Zajac, and even Loktionov to do the heavy lifting for the scoring players.  Ryder signed for less than Briere and is probably a better fit and a better player.  Great signing.

 

im not 100% sure of that. If Ryder would be better than Danny, why did Bergevin didnt even try to keep him, let him walk and then sign Brière ?


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:05 AM

im not 100% sure of that. If Ryder would be better than Danny, why did Bergevin didnt even try to keep him, let him walk and then sign Brière ?

 

Maybe Ryder didn't want to be in Montreal, and Bergevin couldn't help himself when he had a chance to add to the itty bitty forward committee. 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:53 AM

Always liked Ryder. Hopefully he can be a Mogilny for us
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:54 AM

Elias-Zajac-Ryder. The EZ Ryder line.

 

:clap2: Yes.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:34 AM


im not 100% sure of that. If Ryder would be better than Danny, why did Bergevin didnt even try to keep him, let him walk and then sign Brière ?



Maybe Ryder didn't want to be in Montreal, and Bergevin couldn't help himself when he had a chance to add to the itty bitty forward committee.


Briere is also French Canadian, and we know how much Habs fans are suckers for wanting players/coaches from Quebec
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

im not 100% sure of that. If Ryder would be better than Danny, why did Bergevin didnt even try to keep him, let him walk and then sign Brière ?

 

Because Bergevin isn't very smart?  He's had a pretty bad off-season so far.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:44 AM

At first blush, I thought this was a curious signing.   Ryder wasn't even on my radar, but after reading more about him and remembering his contributions during the Bruins SC, I remember how good he was.

 

My opinion has shifted.  This is a typical Lou "under the radar" type of move that could be huge.   I like our team right now. 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:43 AM

I think this is definitely our best signing of the day by far. Ryder will be a really nice piece on this team. Leadership and experience with the ability to actually score some goals. Wouldn't count on him being more than 25 goal guy but will make teams keep an eye on him letting his linemates develop more chances as well. Nice 2 year deal for ok money. I'll take this over the over reaction over pay Clowe signing. I think Clowe will work well for us, just wish it was for less time and money.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:46 AM

I'm very pleased with the addition as he's a shooter and has been pretty consistent now in terms of production for several years.  Term and AAV are also very acceptable.

 

He probably needs to be on a line with a Clowe or Zubrus who will battle for pucks and use the body.  Ryder isn't particularly fast or a great skater, but he seems to always get in position for a shot. 

 

It also sounds like he may have had a few other initial offers with a bit more (ie, 3 yrs, or a 4m per average) before deciding between the Devils and Bruins.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

Because Bergevin isn't very smart?  He's had a pretty bad off-season so far.

 

i really wouldnt say that. I hate montreal but Bergevin did a great job so far for a rookie GM. MTL have a pretty young team and they have lots of great talent coming their way in the next few years. Great depth on forwards


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

from multiple quotes from Ryder he seems really pumped to be a Devil


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

i really wouldnt say that. I hate montreal but Bergevin did a great job so far for a rookie GM. MTL have a pretty young team and they have lots of great talent coming their way in the next few years. Great depth on forwards

 

Bergevin didn't really acquire any of that talent except Galchenyuk, the rest was already there and he botched the Subban signing last year immensely and is going after guys like Parros after he gave Prust big money last year. 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

do you think Ryder will be here for only 2 years? 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:13 PM

do you think Ryder will be here for only 2 years? 

 

 

I hope so. I doubt he'll be effective come 35+.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:00 PM

Why isn't Ryder shown on NHL.com player stats?
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

Why isn't Ryder shown on NHL.com player stats?

 

Because once you go to the Devils NHL.COM removes your player profile. Just go to wikipedia.org


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:17 PM

Why isn't Ryder shown on NHL.com player stats?

 

This happens every year for many or all of the free agents. Somehow if a player is not on a team he is disappears from the NHL.com player database. I don't know why they have never fixed this. Now that Ryder is signed, he should reappear soon.

 

For now use these:

 

http://www.hockey-re.../rydermi01.html

 

http://sports.yahoo....hl/players/2499

 

http://www.hockeydb....y.php?pid=35679


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