That's great, isn't that something, we get a great top 6 player that we didn't expect to get. Now let's hope for similar seasons for guys like Kastsitsyn and Perezhogin and a pitkanen like season for Hainsey to build into the futur.
Ryder has had an excellent season... he has been very consistant, rarely going into slumps, and is one of a few on the Habs that will go to the net and pick up the garbage, and when he has a chance he will shoot! The Calder will be close, with the votes being split between he and Raycroft... it will be very close. Ryder seems to be taking all the sucess in stride and wants to continue to play well in the playoffs, he seems to be the real deal!
Truly an awsome find for the habs. I wouldent be surprise if ryder won the rocket richard trophy within 3 years from now because his shot is amazing.
Im didicating my 500 post to Micheal Ryder.
I dunno, Rick Nash is 19 and has the most goals in the league (with Kovalchuck who is also younger than Ryder) . I think winning the rocket richard trophy is a little far fetched. Calder's a start anyways! Go Mikey!
Really great season for Ryder, 63pts. He sure sets examples with his work ethic. He will surely be one of three candidates for the Calder. Everyone thinks Raycroft is a shoe-in, but if the writers take a careful look, it could be close. Today Raygroft won again, but he only had to face 14 shots. As I have said before, Raycroft has gotten a lot of support from his defence, so, on an individual basis, I think Ryder deserves the Calder due to his fantastic work ethic, consistency, and personal stats. Congratulations Michael on a great season, believed in you from the start!!! Good Luck in the playoffs!!!