Bruins sign Michael Ryder 3 years/12 million
Sorry for nothing yesterday, my computer wouldn't let me log on to blogger.
So, no Hossa. Sucks, but he did not want to come here and is going to sign for 8.5+ million.
We signed Michael Ryder, an ex-Hab. The more I think about it, the more I like it (I am slowly coming out of my Hossa-haze). The guy has a WICKED shot, I mean the puck flies off the stick. He scored 30 goals twice, 25 another and a bad year last season. If he can get 30-25-55, he'll be worth the money. The Habs never had a playmaker like Savard either, so Ryder's game could go to another level. Don't read much into last season, he was in the doghouse. 4 million is tough to swallow, esp. when guys like Kobasew got 2.333. But, that is the going price, and he made 2.95 last year, so of course he was going to get a raise and with teams bidding on him, well that's what happens. I know Ryder is a lot like Murray, but if it is Glen Murray at 28, then great. 92 points! Ryder is only 28 and we have him in the prime of his career. Ryder was a nice consolation for Hossa. Also, next season we can snag another player because we have a TON of money coming off the books.
I bet Ryder scores more goals than Tanguay....