Ryder Riding the Pine

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Sportsnet.ca is reporting that Michael Ryder is riding the pine in Montreal. Apparently Ryder was benched for the third period of the game against Atlanta and his production is not up to par so far this season. Coach Carbonneau is suggesting that he needs to shoot the puck more and that his rate of play must increase. HTR takes note of the courage that coach Carbonneau displays. It is not easy to be a head coach and have to make tough moves in a hockey crazy city such as Montreal however Carbonneau continues to bench players that are not playing to their potential.

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