I just dont see him being effective on the third or fourth line and that was proven throughout the season. For Mike to be effective, he needs consistant top 6 minutes, which he won't get here.
They could use him on the 4th line (limited exposure) and then on the Powerplay. Despite his failings Ryder still has nose for the net.
Speaking of the PP, What do you think of Carbonneau moving Kovalev or Koivu to the point (in place of Streit). Maybe show Philly a different look, Kovalev shooting from his office (half way up on the right hand side) and the cross ice pass just isn't getting it done.