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01-08-2013, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I like Ryder, but I would think Morrow would be the better choice considering his style of play and leadership style + his chemistry with Richards.
I think this team has plenty of leadership up and down the roster. We've got, what, four players up front who have worn a 'C' at some point in their career? Plenty of leadership on the blueline as well.

I could see Ryder as a guy who comes in and just gives us enough of a threat on the PP to make teams second guess themselves when they try to overload on Gaborik or Nash. They can't both take one-timers from their off-wing on the same PP unit. Someone will have to switch. Let Stepan QB the 2nd unit from the half-boards.

Ryder - Cally/Boyle - Gaborik/Nash
Richards - MDZ

Stepan - Cally/Boyle - Nash/Gaborik
Stralman - McD/Girardi/Staal

Those are some pretty potent groups. Not many teams can roll out a 35+ goal scorer on their second unit.

Plus, Morrow is breaking down fast. He's having all sorts of issues with his body after years of playing a gritty game. Shades of where Cally might end up unfortunately.

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