Man, not a good situation for either guy. You have to know the other players see it too, and it can't sit well with many people. As much as hockey is a business, either one of those guys could at least be playing over someone like Zubrus or Gionta. It doesn't make sense to give up on them so quickly, considering we've had Ryder for a year and a half and Havlat not even a year.
It just further imbalances the deal. It may mean nothing to us, but it means something to them. It is just another reason, as others have said, they could have thrown another "what the hell" pick our way.