Found April 19, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
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Big names always get the most attention on July 1st during the free agent frenzy. Last summer the buzz centered around Jaromir Jagr and Brad Richards, causing other signings to get lost in the fray. One of those signings featured Dallas inking Michael Ryder. The well-calculated signing paid dividends for the Stars this season.Previously playing in two big hockey markets, Ryder has faced some criticism in his career. After scoring 30 goals in back-to-back seasons with Montreal, Ryder followed it up by failing to reach the 20-goal plateau in three of the next four seasons. He eventually fell out of favor in Montreal and wasn’t getting a good enough opportunity to stay in Boston.So he chose to sign with the Dallas Stars, a team where he knew he would get more of an opportunity to put his underappreciated offensive talents on display.“I play more here in more situations – it’s what I wanted,” said Ryder, who signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Stars last summer. “It’s ...
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