Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Free agency day 1

So the big signing of the day is Michael Ryder. At first blush, I had to take a second to stop hating a Canadian....then I decided I like this deal... that was my first reaction. Not the same as a Hossa, but presumably a considerably better value.

What do you think?

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Blogger jimbuff said...

Ryder and Rolston were the best two fits for the team right now. Great move to get at least one of them. Leave the over rated floater Hossa for someone else.

4:09 a.m., July 02, 2008  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

What do I think? I think he's a career -24 and unlike most every other NHL player somehow failed to impress in his big year previous to free agency. But Claude seems to like the guy so I guess he can't be all that bad.

Maybe I'll like him better if we can get that rouge et blanc off of him in all the pictures.

11:29 a.m., July 02, 2008  
Blogger TreeBob said...

Well in his defence, he went from 16:16 to 13:04 average ice time per game.

Also, he went from 3:52 to 2:07 on avg PP/game.

That is why he went down in scoring. It was said he was in the doghouse, but it isn't known why.

1:22 p.m., July 02, 2008  
Blogger jimbuff said...

Doghouse rumor is he and Carboneau's wife had a fling.

He will be good in Boston (50 pt. man with 20 - 25 goals). Is a steal at 1.3 per also. I love this signing :)!!!!

4:27 p.m., July 02, 2008  
Blogger neb said...

hmm... i thought he signed for 4 mil a year??? i will look up and get back later...

7:44 a.m., July 03, 2008  
Blogger neb said...


By adding Michael Ryder's $4 million annual cap hit to the mix, the Bruins are at $54361666.

8:17 a.m., July 03, 2008  
Blogger jimbuff said...

it was 4 mil. the person who told me 1st was mixed up - sorry.

I still like the signing - a player who gives his all and should fit in nice with the team we have now and the direction it seems to be going in.

8:09 p.m., July 03, 2008  

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