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.
well I hope it works out and it doesn't mess with the chemistry. Cole played in front of the net which made him valuable. I know he started off slow but he still had size and passing skills. I wonder if Ryder if happy to return to an organization that sent him packing years ago
I'm a Bruins fan but obviously I follow the habs closely. I don't like this deal. Montreal is playing so well and I think Cole is a much better fit than Ryder in Montreal. Cole was also helping kids like Galchenyuk and Eller develop. Why mess with that when you're in first. Why go back in time to Ryder?
Helping them how? By showing them that you can put little effort and still collect the same money at the end of two weeks?
I get thet cap space side of things, but I find it odd to give up so early on Cole when we all know he is a slow starter. He was just heating up. And he was much more fitting MT's in your face style than Ryder, was a big body, a good leader. Really not sure I like this move.
Issue is if you don't trade Cole soon and he doesn't rebound it might be impossible to move him for anything more than a goon.
Couldn't there be a package of a 2nd and two 3rd's for a 1st or something? Two 1st's would be absolutely perfect.
For all we know, if Bergevin is willing to move a guy like Cole off a 35 goal performance, guys like kaberle must be available too, maybe some team will pay with a mid pick. Perhaps i'm just overly optimistic.
Solid pick up...I can now break out my Ryder Jersey again LOL...he is a much much better player now and has a very solid all around game. and the 3rd round pick is such a bonus. Now lets find a home for Gionta.