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06-13-2013, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
Ryder is as much a high value UFA as Gonchar Streit or Wisniewski. Trading for his rights gives you a window to talk to him before anybody else, not just making him a monetary offer but selling him on the merits of signing with your team and maybe bringing him in for a visit and everything.
Point conceded, as usual.

Streit netting a conditional 4th rounder is pretty sweet. I don't know if we could get that much for Ryder, but would be a coup if Bergevin could pull it off.

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