Why wasn't Ryder re-signed?

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  1. canadians76

    canadians76 Registered User

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    I know this may be a late post but i never really understood why Michael Ryder was never re signed for the habs after playing, from what i saw, some pretty good hockey. Just a question to clear some things up
     
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    because we needed a top 6 powerfoward like briere
     
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    Because why have Ryder when you can have a gem in Brière for 500k more?

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    Yea that's true. I forgot about the signing of briere
     
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    Ezpz No mad pls

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    He quit on the team down the stretch and in the playoffs and showed no intention of wanting to play here.
     
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    He wanted to be here for partying, nothing else.

    TRUE STORY MAN!!!1
     
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    So soff...
     
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    he's lazy and soft, I know Brière isn't better but pretty sure he wasn't our plan A


    i hope...
     
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    TRG Bye Marky :(

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    He started well but was pretty soft down the stretch and disappeared in the playoffs.
     
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    Completely disappeared in the playoffs, so they signed a proven playoff performer instead (Briere).
     
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    That was sarcasm, by the way.

    I, for one, would prefer having Ryder on this team. Not only is he bigger, but he's proven to be a much better player the past couple of season than Brière. I know the latest can step-up in the playoffs, but what's the point if you do jack during the regular season, as he's done so far?
     
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    Maybe Ryder didn't wanna. I always felt he never wanted to play here when he came back.
     
  13. Because he sucks !
     
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    His agent announced that Ryder would be taking his chances on the open market well before July first, so it's not like the Habs had a choice in the matter.
     
  15. Kimota

    Kimota ROY DU NORD!!!

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    Pretty much.
     
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    SouthernHab Go Habs Go!

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    Therrien demoted Ryder to the 3rd line off of the Pleks line when they were the top scoring line. Therrien replaced Ryder with Bourque.

    Mutual disgust from Ryder and Therrien.

    Its a shame. The guy could score goals. Therrien's biggest screw-up since coming back.
     
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    no MB told his agent they weren't about to sign him.
     
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    Quoted for truth.
     
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    Yeah he started playing with Galchenyuk and Eller? How is that a bad thing? Pleks line could have been considered as 2nd or 3rd on some nights.
     
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    Kimota ROY DU NORD!!!

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    lol no. Therrien did the right thing.
     
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    Yeah right...because Ryder is such a useful player on a 3rd line.
     
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    Kimota ROY DU NORD!!!

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    Ryder is not good enough to play on the first two lines ANYWHERE in this league.
     
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    Ryder rack up most of his point when it doesn't count totally disapear down the strech and in the playoff, lack speed, physical play and doesn't create any space for is teamate and he need a GPS to find the defensive zone.
    Ryder didn't have a great attitude and didn't want to play in MTL he even skip on the last day

    Although I really didn't approve of Briere I think he is better than Ryder, even if it just to get the media off MB back
     
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    I would say Ryder is the better player, and younger. Briere so far has looked lost and invisible.
     
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    Because they had a chance to land a french canadian superstar. Don't you appreciate that? Briere is amazing, worth every penny.
     

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