I really have a hard time thinking they would trade brewer for zednik (st. louis) and probably ryder deserves one more season to see what he can do for the team so i dont see this happening really, I doubt our blueline changes too much between now and next year.
Give Ryder another shot? I mean sure he's not flashy, not too great defensively, but he buried 25, and 30 in his first two seasons respectively. Even if 30 is his max output, hell even if 25 is his max output from now on, how many other guys do we have that can do that? Higgins, Kovalev? Who else? I can't wait to see what happens when Perezhogin or Kostitsyn are able to net 30 in a season, they'll be run right out of town.