After today, Michael Ryder’s ties to the Bruins and their 2010-11 Stanley Cup championship team will officially be through.
For three years with the Bruins, Michael Ryder had some ups and some downs, but most of all, he was overpaid.
Well, that last part’s going to continue in Dallas.
In discussing tomorrow’s start of the free-agent “frenzy” today during a conference call, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli’s favorite word was “wary.”
For three years in a Bruins sweater, Michael Ryder was something of an enigma.
However, with his $12 million contract now complete, we can safely say we have the answer to what makes the right winger tick.
The two most-prominent, non-retiring potential unrestricted free agents for the Stanley Cup champion Bruins are defenseman Tomas Kaberle and winger Michael Ryder.
With the Bruins lasting all the way until Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, they don’t have a lot of time to get deals done before the market opens July 1.
BOSTON – It’s difficult to picture the 2010-11 Bruins’ season and their run to the Stanley Cup Final without Nathan Horton.
With 26 goals in the regular season and eight more in the playoffs – including three of the most dramatic game-winning goals in franchise history – Horton has lived up to the hype surrounding his trade to Boston from around this time last year and written his own chapter in Bruins lore.
VANCOUVER — Dan Cleary of Detroit already beat him to the claim of first Newfoundlander to win the Stanley Cup.
That doesn’t mean Michael Ryder would mind being second.
TAMPA — Losers in their first home game of the Eastern Conference Final Thursday night in Game 3, the Tampa Bay Lightning figure to come out like a house of fire this afternoon in Game 4.
BOSTON — You can rightfully batter Michael Ryder for some brutal stretches of regular-season hockey over the last couple campaigns.
But you also have to give him credit for coming up big in some of the Bruins’ most dramatic postseason victories over the last three years.
BOSTON – He captured hero status with two goals and an improbable glove save against Montreal in the first round.
Then he registered just two assists in the blink-and-you-missed-it second-round sweep of Philadelphia.
BOSTON – The emergence of the trio of Chris Kelly, Rich Peverley and Michael Ryder as an offensive force can be easily quantified by looking at the seven goals and 16 points the three have combined to produce through the Bruins’ first 10 postseason games.
The transformation has almost been as simple as a professional wrestler swapping his black tights for white ones.
BOSTON – A mere 12 hours or so after he helped the Bruins down Montreal in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, Michael Ryder ambled through the home team’s dressing room at TD Garden today.
BOSTON — Everyone has their favorite Michael Ryder quip.
BOSTON – There seems to be no lengths Michael Ryder won’t go to in order to win a hockey game once the playoffs start.