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Michael Ryder will play for Habs tonight

Feb 27, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT


Thanks to travel and visa issues, players don’t always get to play for their new teams immediately after being traded. Michael Ryder won’t need to miss a game after being shipped from Dallas to Montreal, though.

The Globe & Mail reports that Ryder will play for the Montreal Canadiens against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

There’s no word on where Ryder, 32, may settle into the Habs’ lineup.

Erik Cole‘s most common linemate was center David Desharnais, while he played alongside a variety of wingers including Max Pacioretty.

One thing we do know: Ryder will wear No. 73.

Ryder finished his days with the Stars on a red-hot streak; he had nine points during a six game scoring run, with three assists on Monday. We’ll see if he can keep that momentum going on a new team with new linemates.

  1. pastabelly - Feb 27, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    I was hoping the Bruins would bring him back and put him on the 3rd line. He’s big and is a good team player. I suppose he’d be gone after the 1/2 season rental. I like Horton better and he needs to be signed. But this is a good move by the Canadiens.

  2. elrock7 - Feb 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    What a farce! NBC has so-called rivalry night on Wednesdays, yet the Leafs vs Habs (both doing well) the oldest rivalry in hockey, is not featured. What a joke!

  3. thehighcountrybear - Feb 27, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Don’t worry elrock7, TSN and CBC will give Leafs v Canadiens the same import as the moon landing? It’s all about regional interest, and outside of Quebec and Ontario, both staking claim as centre of the hockey universe, all eyes will be on Wings and Kings. Watching Leafs and Canadiens while waiting for the real hockey, one is left wondering if a careless technician in the truck is leaning on the slo-mo button…

    • elrock7 - Feb 27, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Anyone who knows anything about hockey realises how stupid that sounds highcountry.

      Wings have been crap and so have the Kings. A real fan except Wing and King fans would rather watch the better game, which is Leafs vs Habs

    • valoisvipers - Feb 27, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      I agree with the HCBear, the Habs and Leafs will be a snore fest while both LA and the Wings started the season slow but have been coming on and this will be a better game to watch.

  4. steelers88 - Feb 27, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Id rather see MTL VS TOR. Caps and Flyers are not really a rivalry plus it would be a good chance to show Toronto on national tv.

  5. thehighcountrybear - Feb 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Hint: Rivalry night is to be featured on NBCSN…what are the odds NBCSN would promote games carried by rival networks? We get coverage of Canadian teams, in particular Leafs and Canadiens, until we puke. Leafs and Canadiens are stiff, plodding, unimaginative and certainly representative of the backward direction Canadian hockey has taken for the past 20 years. In a typical Canadian winter, the biggest excitement is watching the maple sap run as spring nears…ditto the hockey, maples, saps, and slow running!

    • elrock7 - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      Yeah we would much rather be taking part in all those brutal reality shows you Americans seem to think are so great. Small things……

  6. steelers88 - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Yeah like WSH VS PHI isn’t a snore fest? PHI is up 4-0 like I really want to see this game.

  7. steelers88 - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    You know what is going to be a snore fest next Saturday? When the Pens play the Leafs next Saturday I’m predicting an 8-1 Pens win.

    • elrock7 - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:30 PM

      Cant remember the last time Pens beat Leafs. Way too soft!

  8. thehighcountrybear - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Back to the trade, I thought a move to Wings would have been a natural fit: you know, Michael Ryder and the Detroit Wheels [ no please, hold the applause ]? Fact is, NHL teams are only permitted one Newfie per roster, otherwise it just turns into a really good season-long party!

  9. thehighcountrybear - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    steeler dude: I’m staying with the Penguins to win it all…providing everyone’s back and healthy. Ducks from the west…great series to come!

    • elrock7 - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      Boston beats Chicago in Cup

  10. steelers88 - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    BTW The Stars GM has to go why would you trade Ryder for Cole? It makes no sense! Isn’t this the same GM that traded Neal and Niskanen for Gologoski?!?!?!?!?

  11. steelers88 - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    I think the Penguins VS Hawks would be epic. Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Neal, and Flurey vs Towes, Hossa, Kane, Keith, and Crawford.

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