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Stars add forward Ryder from champion Bruins

Posted on: July 1, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: July 1, 2011 5:14 pm
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The first piece of the Boston Bruins' championship team is gone as Michael Ryder has signed a deal to join the Dallas Stars.

Ryder had a very nice playoff performance for the Bruins with eight goals and nine assists. On the season he had 18 goals and 23 assists for Boston.

The move for Dallas is a nice one and helps them to cover for some of the offense that departs in Brad Richards. Perhaps with a bit bigger role than he had in Boston he can approach the 30-goal mark that he hit a few times early in his career with Montreal.

The team announced the contract is for two seasons at $3.5 million per season.

By Brian Stubits

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 1, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Stars add forward Ryder from champion Bruins

Another example of a guy that would be the 4th highest paid forward in the Wings lineup if they would have signed him..... no way is all i have to say.  I'm not knocking the guy as a player.... I think he's a good quality gritty player.  But 3.5 million?? WOW again !



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Stars add forward Ryder from champion Bruins

Holy crap ... i read it wrong.  I thought it said $3.5 million over two seasons, meaning $1.75 million per  .....  $3.5 millon per season is RIDICULOUS and in this case, this is a HORRIBLE signing.   WOW



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 1, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Stars add forward Ryder from champion Bruins

3.5 million per season for a total of 7 million dollars is nuts.... Ryder is a good player, no doubt about it.  Ryder is a good player, no doubt about it in my opinion everybody is overpaying this year.  Too many teams with a lot of money to blow... no wonder Kenny Holland is just keeping his own players so far and other then that just a good value signing on the side for a million bucks.  Unless the Wings go after a big name RFA not much else is going to happen... no way in hell Holland would agree to a 3.5 million dollar cap hit for a player of Ryder's caliber..... not a chance.  Only 3 forwards on the Wings currently make more money then Ryder... Datsyuk and Zetterberg obviously are in a completely different league then Ryder is and Franzen, even if he does miss games is a much better player..... crazy crazy crazy deal. 



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Stars add forward Ryder from champion Bruins

$3.5 million is not a bad deal for Ryder over two years ... but don't get too excited Stars fans.  There's a reason Boston let him walk and it's not the salary cap.  All too often he took games off, found himself on the healthy scratch list and didn't perform up to the potential he should be day in and day out.  He also was one of the worst, if not the worst two-way players on the defensively talented Bruins last year.  That said, there is some good to his game as well.   When he decideds he wants to play, he has a great shot and has come up big in big games.   He seems to need motivation to play at a higher level, and that showed in the playoffs some.     So if you can keep him interested enough to put in the effort, this will be a decent signing ... if not, you will be cursing the day you signed him for a while.  Good luck.


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