Michael Ryder - Should he Play?? (merged)
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05-02-2008, 10:27 PM
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Why the hell should Carbonneau put a guy like Michael Ryder in the lineup when he's got superstars like Latendresse, Dandeneault, Begin, and Lapierre to choose from? I mean, these guys took the Habs on their backs this year and brought them to the top in the Eastern Conference...of course they got a little help from Koivu, Kovalev, Plekanec, Kostitsyn, etc...but for the most part, these 'flying frenchmen' have taken a page out of the book of the old Montreal Canadiens teams of the 1970's. It gives me chills to watch these guys perform at the level that we've all come to expect from French-Canadian superstars.
And Guy Carbonneau...he should be applauded and commended for his refusal to insert Ryder in the lineup when all practical and sensible reasons are telling him to do the opposite. Why would he use a guy who has great career numbers against their current opponent, who has the ability to score goals in bunches, improved his defensive game at his coaches request, and is very well liked by his teamates? Defense wins championships! What a brilliant mind he must have to play a hunch like that!!!
Goalscorers? Goalscorers? We don't need no stinking goalscorers!
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