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One scout’s view of Michael Ryder

From the Boston Globe:

Here’s a short take from one Eastern Conference scout on the Bruins’ latest pickup, highlighting the X-factor of Claude Julien:

“A one-dimensional player that if he’s not scoring, he doesn’t do anything else. He started the year in a slump, and on a team that plays up-tempo, he became not a [Guy] Carbonneau guy because suspect work ethic and skating issues were magnified with lack of scoring. They will put him with [Marc] Savard, and with his release and the prior relationship with Julien, it has a chance.”

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I thought the Bruins gave Ryder too much money considering his production last season. That being said, he is still capable of lighting the lamp and could fit in nicely beside Marc Savard on the team’s top line and on the power play.