brwi wrote:I would like this deal if I were a MTL fan. They have a roster that is rather weak and are winning a lot of games due to coaching/system, but they have lacked the firepower. Cole goes very hot and very cold rather frequently and he hasn't looked that interested in several games I have seen with the Habs.
The guy is sort of an enigma and while Ryder isn't the hardest competitor, I'd do that deal every day as a GM.
Ryder brings some talent to a roster that could certainly use it and I don't think they will have a problem re-upping him if they want to. Win Habs.
That's my thought too. I've seen a couple Montreal games, and while they won both, it was clear they were winning due to their discipline and work ethic, not skill. It makes sense to add some skill to their forward group.