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04-05-2013, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by BaseballCoach View Post
But several teams had a crack at him two years ago, and Dallas gave him the best deal when the cap was higher. I think the GMs are not stupid, they overpay for "character guys" like Clowe, but are just a tad hesitant with one-dimensional guys like Ryder.

Maybe offer him 2 years, $5M per? That's a big raise over his last contract, and he is not getting younger, and maybe he enjoys playing here and would accept. The term would make it that his and Gionta's contracts do not expire the same year.
It's possible GMs were less sold on him 2 years ago, but I think his great play for a subpar Dallas team and his smooth transition to a PPG player in an entirely new system in Montreal will turn some heads. I haven't looked at the UFA options this year for a while but I have to think he's one of the better wingers out there.

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