Re: Let's get Ryder back, if available!
posted at 2/21/2013 12:12 PM EST
In response to OrrEspoCash's comment:
Like Wheeler, Ryder looks better now because he's getting much more opportubity on a team with less talent.-Fletcher
Dumb post Fletcher. Criticizing a player because he gets an opportunity AND produces? Bourque's getting an opportunity, what's he produced? Dumb, dumb, dumb! Anyone who things the B's 3rd line is set with Bourque is D-U-M-B.
You really seem to have trouble understanding even the simplest arguments, but I guess I'll try one more time.
It should be obvious that what I wrote about Ryder playing better in Dallas was not a criticism. Very obvious. I think you're the only one who tripped up on that. Read it again.
The point is that when our 3rd line guys (Wheeler, Ryder) go to teams that give them 1st line opportunities and minutes, they produce more. They are playing with 1st line guys, getting more ice time, getting more PP time, and focusing on scoring more than checking/backchecking in Julien's system. You still with me?
So, the assumption that they would now come back to Boston, playing on the third line again with less ice time on a deeper roster, and miraculously produce differently than they did last time, is a dumb one.
We can't offer the same opportunities for Ryder and Wheeler that they got in Dallas and Winnipeg. It's simple. If you don't understand that, read again, and again, until you do.
Is Couturier still huge?