The answer to "trade everyone who sucked this year" : see Ryder, Michael.
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04-22-2009, 07:09 AM
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Did you see his CBC interview? He lit up with a giant smile when they asked if he was happy to stick it to his old team. I think he does bear a grudge.
Of course he bears a grudge. He played great for 3 years only to be rewarded each time with a 1 year contract. No commitment was given by the team to any sort of longterm deal. So in his last year with the Habs he gets benched, relegated to 3rd and 4th lines and booted off the power play in favor of the flavor of the day Kosty Bros. Talk about hindsight, I guess there has to be some regret now.
As for Carbo placing Ryder in the doghouse... rumors around the bay say that Ryder was dating Carbo's youngest daughter at the time and coach did not approve. The personal battle spilled over into the locker room and led to Ryder's falling out of favor. I guess Ryder was not the calibre of player as Brendan Morrow?
Not sure if any of the tabloid specialists in Montreal picked up on any of this, but I have nothing more than what's spreading around back east. For anybody looking for confirmation on this, like I said these are only rumors.
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