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03-21-2004, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by BJCOLLINS
Mike Riberio was probably in CJ office moments after the game vs Devils begging to play with Ryder. Ribs is good, don't get me wrong but he is so much better when he plays on a line with Ryder. Tonights game is a perfect example of of what Ryder brings; heart, energy & talent which means the players on his line get jacked up.
Would you believe that I tried to include this arguement on top of statistical merit a couple of days ago (in the Ryder for Calder thread), and no one seemed impressed? Everyone was all about "Raycroft is the Bruins MVP, etc", and I partially agreed with that. Some of them didn't even think Ryder was close to him in merit. I guess you'd agree that Ryder (on top of his statistical prowess) has impressive enough intangibles to take into consideration.

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