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Erik Cole traded to Dallas Stars for Michael Ryder + 3rd round pick!!

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02-26-2013, 07:34 PM
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This rebalances talent away from ES and towards the PP. Strange that this might be appropriate, we're so used to PP being strong and ES weak.

Lose on neutral zone play, gain on offensive zone.

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L'Antichambre gona be good tonight. Feeling like Michel Bergeron will be in good shape.

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Ryder's contract is off the books at the end of the season and a pick? Love it.

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Awful. We traded an all-round hockey player for a traitor who can't do anything but shoot the puck. Displeased.
Traitor? I don't think the Habs even offered a contract to him...

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I'm baffled

Didn't see that one coming.

Therrien asked for an experienced right handed shot on the PP..

Look for Markov's stats to go up if Ryder is up to the task.

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will he be playing tommorow?

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We don't score enough on the chances we generate so Ryder might be able to help in that department. Pure scorer.

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where are you guys watching this presser??
It's a phone call...

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Yes please.

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where is everybody watching the conference?

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That's why he got better stats than Cole last year and this year
Because stats prove everything, right?

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Maybe DD and MaxPac were off to a slow start, but Cole was on another planet... I'd follow Cole for whole shifts to figure out the problem with that line... He'd fall. Flub passes. Go to the wrong spot. Display zero hockey sense. Fall again... That's all fine, if he was driving and crashing the net like he did last season. Except, he rarely was...

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3 assists for Ryder in last night's game...

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02-26-2013, 07:38 PM
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Not a sexy trade.

Why Cole ? Why not Gionta ? Why for Ryder ?

There is many unknowns about it. We cannot count on Bergevin to tell us the whole story.

The team is getting smaller, but a bit younger , and Ryder can be considered a rental that won't be re signed. Habs then gonna save 4,5 milion on the cap.

Hockey wise, does it make sense?

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Please, yes.

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We desperately needed Ryder for the PP.

Teams were taking away our points and in-close passing plays.

Good to have that mid-range option.

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I understand that many here remember Ryder for his last season in Montréal. Let's be honest, it wasn't pretty. He didn't fit in the coach's plans anymore and was displeased with his role. But he was playing very well for the Stars. From what I saw, he has matured very well as a hockey player. He's one year and a half younger than Cole, which is not that much, but considering his playing style, I think he has more gas left in the tank.

I'm sad that Cole is gone. He was a very good forward for us last season, but he was obviously slowing down and it will only get worse with 2 more years left on his contract.

I don't know if that makes us a better team this season, but in the long run, this is a very good deal for the Habs. Especially with the third rounder coming back our way.

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Yes please.
Only if he comes with Selanne, otherwise NO!

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Ryder: 14 pts. in 19 games
Cole: 6 points in 19 games

Plus Ryder is a UFA soon.

I personally like it. Started watching the team in 2009 so I never got to see Ryder play with the Habs. Going to be exciting.

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3 assists for Ryder in last night's game...
Maybe had he not produced so much last night, we could have squeeked out another 2nd rounder

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Maybe DD and MaxPac were off to a slow start, but Cole was on another planet... I'd follow Cole for whole shift to figure out the problem with that line... He'd fall. Flub passes. Go to the wrong spot. Display zero hockey sense. Fall again... That's all fine, if he was driving and crashing the net like he did last season. Except, he rarely was...
pretty much this.

you could tell he was mentally checked out.

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02-26-2013, 07:39 PM
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Cole was a pretty stand up guy but he's been an idiot since the CBA. I'm amazed we actually got something out of that contract and without taking back any salary. Bergevin should be commended.

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