Ryder was never well thought of even when he was scoring a lot. He's a guy who needs the right pieces around him to succeed.
While a true playmaking center wouldn't hurt Ryder, I believe it is both the back pressure in today's game that limits getting him the puck in prime scoring spots and video that every goalie and d has seen on him that has added to his demise. He NEVER changes his point of attack when he gets the puck. Curl and drag, shot to the glove. Rinse and repeat. That and he is a poor skater and lazy.
Lamoriello said if he was giving up on this season you would have seen "several other players" moved today.
well.... im biting my tongue quite hard right now
Right, he is just gonna come out and say, "well there was no interest in our trash and let's get real, we all know there wasn't any chance in hell we were making the playoffs no matter who was or wasn't here."
He just twisted the fact no one wanted our guys into the BS of we still believe.
In regards to Bernier, Tootoo, Gomez, I hate to say it because they have played well on this debacle of a roster, but in all honesty they are pretty close to being trash themselves.
Gonna miss his skill set. I don't know if I ever saw anyone play the puck with his feet as well as Zids. The One Handed Zid Around was always entertaining as well. Unfortunately, his biggest downfall was the stick work he used and the penalties that came along with them. He is a hacker for sure.
Oh well, I agree with Lou being handcuffed and getting what you can get, but as a spectator, the boring Devils play just got way more boring IMHO.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Radko Gudas, and a first- and third-round pick according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.
Nice haul for Philly.
Maybe ROR to the Devils he is an RFA with issues with management. One can dream.