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04-22-2009, 10:07 PM
Coach Parker
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
I don't understand. Ryder is a good sniper who does most of his best work on the PP, whereas Tanguay is an elite playmaker and two-way player who is a very strong even-strength producer and has been for years.

Tanguay is a much better player than Ryder, it's not even close.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this. I think Ryder has been absolutely stunning this year even strength and his +/- reflects that. Furthermore, all his points this post-season were even-strength and with the exception of last year, Ryder has put up fantastic numbers for both teams.

Tonight, he proved it again. As of right now he is the NHL Leading Playoff Scorer. He is Leading in goals and points. He is also only 1 point behind Krejci for leading in +/- for the playoffs as well.

Furthermore, he had 27 goals this year, and only 10 on the powerplay. He also had 7 game-winning goals for the Bruins.

His plus 28 can be taken either way, but your comments regarding him only being a sniper are flat out wrong.

In contrast, we have Alex Tanguay who scored 16 goals, and 5 of them on the powerplay and 3 were game-winners. His +13 is less than half of Ryder and all garbage about him choosing not to play when asked to aside, Ryder was present for all four playoff games. You can question a persons toughness and ability to step up and play, and we'll probably now find out how injured Tanguay really was, but by looking at this years production, stats and playoff performances, you're isn't even close.

Please give credit where credit is due, and any reply or response to the debate is welcomed.


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