I like the signing of Ryder. He is a good player who had a tough year in a system that didn't work for him in Montreal.
There was some courtship going on from Cam Neely and Claude Julien to get Ryder. The comfort he has playing for Coach Julien was a big plus for him.
The money they spent on him and the money they will probably dish out for Wideman (around the $3 Million mark) puts the Bruins over the Cap. This means that they need to shed some money. This can get this done by trades and such. They just need to settle up with the cap before the '08-'09 season begins.
I can't see Chiarelli doing anything else with the free agent market. His focus will need to be in trades or moving money.
The Bruins just got better. They have a weapon in Ryder. It will be nice to see him in Black and Gold. He was the Canadians scoring leader two years in a row in '05-'06 and in 06-07. This is a really nice pick up by the B's.
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