Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/31/11

TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 16: Michael Ryder #73 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on September 16, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Michael Ryder and the Dallas Stars host the Bruins on Saturday night, and that -- coupled with the New Year's Eve merriment -- stirs memories of auld lang syne. Ryder will forever be remembered in Boston as the player whose glove saved a sure goal by Montreal's Tomas Plekanec in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last spring. He's now a resident of Dallas, where he leads the team with 14 goals through 36 games. One of the realities of sports is that our heroes often end up elsewhere, whether through trades, roster cuts or free agency. Ryder is...
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