The fact Ryder isn't signed after gives us more flexibility.
Obviously Cole is a good teammate and had a very strong game in close. We will miss that in-close game but at same time, they took no risks with asset management here. Got rid of his contract before it became a problem.
people wondering why we receive a pick and not dallas , keep in mind we traded a 2 1/2 year contract for a 1/2 year contract.I understand we all see that 2+ years as negative , but apparently dallas didnt.They're morons.
"Subban wouldn't make it out here in the west where teams play actual defence and don't just rover around. Its no wonder he broke out in the year where there was no inter conference games." -Pure (Avs fan)
'Cause they think he can get it going again. They would have lost Ryder for nothing, they have another year of Cole. A fast player that had a succesful season last year. That's about the only reason why.
It could work out for them. I mean, almost every player we traded has worked out fine for the receiving team.....so we never know.
This is a smart, well thought out trade. We just got rid of a bad contract for a guy who hasn't been performing and has been vocally less than motivated to play. Also, Ryder is arguably as good as Cole. This is a win for sure. Very smart, cap conscious, forward thinking trade by Bergevin.