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01-28-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
Ryder is a UFA to be.

could be a nice addition.

I hope I am wrong, I hope he proves me wrong, but Stepan needs to be more assertive with his abilities.

Not sure if it's a lack of confidence with him, but we all know he has talent, he just needs to be alot more assertive with it.

Getting a 2nd line scorer to go with a timid center may not be much of a help at all.

But if we are adding secondary scoring, Ryder could be a good fit.
Stepan has always been more effective when he gets involved physically. His skill-set is more of a skill player but the knock on him going all the way back to NCAA was that he needed to get involved physically in order for his game to really come on.

He is still a young player learning how to bring it every night. I am sure he knows he is struggling a little bit. However, if he figures out how to bring it every night, he will be very close to a #1 center.

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