Last game Ryder played as a Habs..
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04-18-2008, 03:30 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fredericton, NB
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I cannot get over the fact here that everyone cannot see that Carbo has something to do with Ryder's play this year as does Gainey. They told him to play a different style in being more defensively aware, to hit more and to get the +/- down...he did. Thing is it took away from his offense, and being a PP specialist he never gets PP (Carbo the coach picks those players to go out right?). How can (1) he get goals if he sin't getting PP time, (2) get goals if he is getting 8-10 minutes a game, (3) getting benched when the line doesn't score is always his fault (Higgins, Koivu and others like Latendresse never received this type of punishment this year)...people can say all they want about him, but I think it is idiotic of the nay sayers to say he isn't producing and that he is the problem with scoring on the team and so on when he isn't getting the opportunity to do it!
I believe next year you will see Ryder elsewhere and they will tell him play your game, we are signing you to be the scorer and not a defensive specialist...we signed those players already.
Ryder will be that player that will come back to haunt this team like every other mishandled player from Montreal has done.
Coaching and Management created this problem.
Ryder created his own problem when he decided to stop shooting, stop heading for the net, and stop getting open so his teammates could hit him with a pass. For some reason, he decided to try and stickhandle on every play. Carbo did not tell him to do that, and neither did Gainey. Ryder got PP points because he is good at getting open and shooting fast, two things he has not done all year. If he started getting open and shooting on his reagular shifts, he would be back on the PP.
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