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02-26-2013, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bourne Endeavor View Post
My guess is management did feel Cole had lost his drive and became a different player as a result. Better to gamble on that hypothesis than end up saddled with a contract no one wants. If that is the case, I too give kudos for Bergevin being preemptive instead of the reactionary trades we were plagued by with Gainey and Gauthier.

Cole may be a notorious slow starter but something about his game just seemed completely off. Ryder has played reasonably well thus far. Since Cole has not contributed to the team's success. Ryder cannot do much worse. strikes me as a very "proactive" trade, and there's always a measure of risk involved when you make a trade like that.

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