Should the Bruins Trade For Jarome Iginla or Michael Ryder?
Joe Haggerty of CSNNE wrote a piece yesterdaytalking about the possibility of the Bruins making a deal for Calgary's Jarome Iginla or former Bruin sniper, Michael Ryder of the Dallas Stars.
Iginla could add a
scoring punch to the B's
Jarome Iginla is 35 years old and on his final year of his contract. In the 12 game sample, he has registered 8 assists and 1 goal, which raises some speculation if his competitive fire has ran out due to playing on a mediocre team for so long. He did put up 32 goals and 35 assists last season, so maybe it is the shortened season that's affecting him.
The Bruins recently cleared $5million in cap space with the Tim Thomas trade, and if they place Marc Savard on Long Term Injury Reserve, they will have about $11 million in cap space. They also have the draft picks and prospects to make a deal happen.
Ryder was a key component
to the championship run
Haggerty then adds, if not Iginla why not Michael Ryder. Ryder currently 32 years old is also on the last year of his contract playing on a bottom tier Western conference playoff team. He currently has 4 goals and 4 assists on the short season, but put up great numbers last year with 35 goals and 27 assists, which is twice the amount of goals he scored in 09-10 and 10-11 with the Bruins. Haggerty also makes the point that Claude doesn't want to disrupt chemistry and by bringing in Ryder, he can regain his spot on the third line with Kelly and Peverley and help boost that line.
It will be interesting to see what the Bruins decide to do. They clearly need a play maker and both Iginla and Ryder would add that component to the team. They have the money to blow on them, and they clearly want to make a cup run. I personally would love either of the two on the Bruins. Either of them would add an offensive punch to the team that could push us to superiority.
Here's a video last year of Iginla making Roberto Luongo look like a fool.
And here's Ryder doing his thing.
So what do Bruins fans think. Sound off in the comment section or reply through twitter.