Canadiens get Ryder, cap room, choose from Stars for Cole
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Michael Ryder is headed back to the Montreal Canadiens as element of a winger swap with the Dallas Stars for Erik Cole. TSN.ca's Bob McKenzie 1st reported the deal, which also consists of a third-round pick for Montreal, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Michael Ryder is heading back to Montreal. (AP Photograph)
For the Canadiens, the deal is far more about cap flexibility than anything else. Cole, 34, is in the 2nd yr of a four-year deal that carries a $four.5 million cap hit and was negotiated by former GM Pierre Gauthier, not Marc Bergevin. Following a 35-goal, 26-help season, Cole has six total points in 2013. He'll match in properly with the Stars, who presently make use of Jaromir Jagr, 41, and Ray Whitney http://www.canadiensfanstoreonline.com/michael-cammalleri-jersey, forty.
Ryder, 32, also had 35 ambitions final season http://www.canadiensfanstoreonline.com, but is a free of charge agent this summertime. He commenced his job with Montreal in 2003 with a 25-objective season Brian Gionta Jersey, then scored thirty in two of the following three. Following a 14-objective 2007-08 http://www.canadiensfanstoreonline.com/maxim-lapierre-jersey, he signed with the Boston Bruins, in which he won a Stanley Cup in 2011.
Cap concerns aside, the Canadiens, despite their Eastern Conference-major 27 points, could use yet another best-6 forward. Ryder, with six goals and eight assists in 19 games, nevertheless fits that bill. Plus, that complete "favorable contract" and "extra draft select" factor. So mark this one particular down as a big win for Montreal.
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