More canadiens Rumors

As everyone Knows Ryder has been rumored o be out of Montreal for a long time now. On Sunday, he showed up for the game, and was simply told not to bother dressing, packed his bags, and went up to the dressing room. He needs a change of scenery like Mike Ribiero. He too can be a top line forward in this league but not in Montreal. This is the biggest trade rumor right now in Montreal:

To Edmonton:
LW Micheal Ryder
2nd Round Pick

To Montreal:
Jarett Stoll

The Cap hit is the same for both players (2.2M), and Ryder is an UFA, so that’s the reason for the compensation with the 2nd round pick. Ryder, as i said will be a superstar on another team, but not in Montreal. He needs a new city, and he was able to pull off back-to-back 30 goal seasons in Montreal, so why not Edmonton if they can sign him long term. It would be cheaper now, since his season this year is not strong, and they could lock him up at 1.9M or 2M for 3 years. Jarett Stoll can be a huge help for Montreal. He is a center with great faceoff abilities. He too need a change in scenery. He is younger than Ryder, and that fits in well with the youth movement in Montreal. The only reason right now the trade wont work is that Horcoff is out for the year, and they might not be willing to get rid of Stoll with Horcoff down. Let me know what you think.

4 Responses to More canadiens Rumors

  1. percussio says:

    The problem with that is by acquiring Stoll you inherit a center, not a right winger. So who moves for Stoll ? Which center loses his spot ?

    I know he's a great faceoff guy but someone has to pay for his presence. Either Lapierre goes or Smolinski. At this point I doubt Smolinski will be going anywhere, we need a veteran for the playoffs.

    I would honestly prefer not touching our centers since we have young players ( Lapierre, Chipchura) with the exception of Smolinski of course. So in my opinion its kind of a counter productive trade seing as you would have to trade away these young guys to make room for Stoll. Plus you added a 2nd round pick … Ryder is a 30 goal scorer and Stoll is a 20 goal scorer. I think Bob is a great negotiator and can get Stoll for Ryder with nothing else if he wanted him.

    Thanks for reading

  2. billypilgrim says:

    Edmonton won't be making the playoffs this year, especially with Horcoff out (what a nightmare). They don't need Ryder now, and if they want him, they will wait for this summer and send him and offer.

  3. Vinnypleasecomehome says:

    Do you have a source for this being the "biggest rumour in Montreal"? It seems to me this is an old one and not a very good one for a number of reasons. Source please…

  4. habsrock99 says:

    Michael Ryder will never be a "superstar" in the NHL. Over in Europe, maybe, but in the NHL. He's a 2nd line RW at his very best. The only reason he was put on the Top line was because Montreal was in desperate need of a 30 goal scorer to play with Koivu because we had no one else. Ryder is a bad skater, is slow and has below average puck handling abilities. The only thing he has that's relatively good is his shot, which is great, too bad he doesn't use it anymore.

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