Goodbye Erik Cole
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02-27-2013, 01:09 PM
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Not sure about that. Ryder won't be as reliable as Cole in his own zone, and won't be as agressive as Cole in his forechecking, and won't be as good as Cole to back up the d-man that is pinching in as wanted in Therrien's agressive system.
And it is also risky for next year, creating a huge hole to fill on the wing. Sure Bergevin can use the cape space to sign a good winger, but it is never a given and you could end up empty handed.
You are right there are no guarantees, but MB may re-sign Ryder and shave a million off the cap hit for a player of similar output. Who knows what he intends.
The draft pick was gravy for me.
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