Ryder Returns - Don't Boo
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10-03-2008, 01:53 PM
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What did Ryder do to draw the ire of Habs fans at the game Wednesday night?
- He left town, not because he wanted to. He wasn't offerered a contract, so he didn't turn down the Habs.
- He toiled and gave everything he had to the franchise over the last 7 years.
- He led the team in scoring twice (though he was viled for his +/- 2 seasons ago, fans forget that Souray had a worse +/- and Koivus was almost as bad)
- He loved the city and still has a condo there.
So why are the fans in Montreal treating him like judas, other than the fact that he is a bruin? There were 20 other Bruins on the ice that did not raise such an ire.
Logically, Habs fans shouldn't have booed Ryder. I don't think that there was anybody in the building who didn't recognize he was a solid contributor to the franchise over the last few years... but he's a Bruin. A Bruin! Of course some of the people there are going to razz him, that's what fans do.
By the way, don't feel too sorry for Ryder. He probably laughed about the booing after the game, then went out on the town, picked up four chicks (moderately unattractive ones judging by pictures we've seen) and slept with them on top of a giant pile of money in his Montreal condo. It's a tough life being a former Hab who just cashed in bigtime on the FA market.
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