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.
'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.