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12-23-2012, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Habbadasher View Post
Terry Ryan was the dominant physical power forward (in the WHL) that we had been looking for 20 years. The problem was that his game did not translate well to the NHL. He was a little too small for that style in the NHL, and ran into concussion trouble as a result which derailed his career.

When Roy was drafted there was a rule: never draft a goalie in the first round. He played on a really bad team. Goalies were the Rodney Dangerfield's of hockey, they were paid poorly, and were seen as odd characters. In short, they got no respect. Roy not only changed the position, he changed the pay scale, and when goalies are drafted.
There was nothing wrong with Ryan's size.......it was his skating.
Injuries later finished him off but he really was an atrocious skater. I think every hab fan was holding their breath in hopes that Winnipeg would let Doan slide to us.

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