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29 July 2007

Habs ink Ryder...

Various sources report the Montreal Canadiens have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Michael Ryder to a 1-year contract, effectively avoiding arbitration with the young scorer.

Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

Educated guess: $3.5-$4 million sounds about right, our buddy Eklund has gone way off the dartboard this time, reporting it's $5 million.

The 27 year old scored 30 goals for the second season in a row and added 55 points in the process.

Ryder is known for his scoring touch and devastating shot, but he is considered a defensive liability and has trouble creating his own scoring chances.

More details to follow.


3 fanatics have replied:

Pierre Ste-Marie said...

RDS reports Habs inked him for 2.95$. I consider this a steal! Two things; Firstly, they avoid arbitration which can ruin relations between team and player (Brière & Buffalo come to mind), and considering the offer Penner received, the deal Ryder signed is relatively cheap. The downside is he only signed for one year, but if he produces next year, I have no problem with Gainey giving him a pay increase. I hope Gainey does not let him slip away in the free agent pool (If he is past the RFA status). Ryder has been a constant scoring source for the Habs and he shows no signs of slowing down.

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

Wow, $2.95, steal is right Pierre!

Thanks for the thoughts, well said.

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