Trade Rumour Thread I: Post-Lockout Madness
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01-28-2013, 12:34 PM
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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 needs to get his game together. He has looked very shaky. But this is not me advocating to send him on the next bus packing in a trade like some here are ready to do. The kid has good playmaking ability, he is smart, and has leadership qualities that will be useful in the future. For now he just needs to make smarter plays, better passes, and a little more aggressive.
I also like Ryder. He'd be a good addition for the PP. But for me personally, he would not be my first choice. Given that teams have to get down to $64 million for next season anyways, there should be more players available than last year because teams will make the decision to get something back for their potential UFAs. I am of course going to advocate Iginla, but that's because he's always been a favorite of mine.
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