Re: Is Seguin Developing?
posted at 12/8/2010 1:36 PM EST
In Response to Re: Is Seguin Developing?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is Seguin Developing? : Because in the years that he got 25 - look at the players around him. If the other guys have someone else to really worry about Ryder gets space. Then he scores goals. OK, maybe propping him up is the wrong phrase, Ryder can't be your "go to" guy, he is a really good "supporting scorer", but not someone you have to rely on. More minutes for Seguin would be good, more quality situational minutes would be better.
Posted by BadHabitude[/QUOTE]
The players around him: 05-06
(Rookie year) Kovalev with 65, and Koivu with 62. Ryder 3rd with 55.06-07
Koivu (a linemate) with 75 pts, and Souray with 64. Ryder 3rd with 58.
Ryder led Montreal in goal scoring with 30 goals in back to back seasons while playing on the top line for much of those seasons. Souray was the only other Hab during those years to break 25 goals with 26 in 06-07. Ryder often was the focus point up front in terms of being the goal scoring threat on his line.
Do I think he'll repeat that? No. The Bruins team is deeper all around and our points leaders this season should prove to be more productive than the Montreal players in those years. Note though that he did average 16 min, 10 sec a game in those seasons, whereas he is down to just under 14 min a game this season, so even if he is the same player, his numbers should be lower this year with the reduced ice time.
Point is I don't think Ryder isn holding Seguin back. Perhaps in a year or three yes if Seguin turns into the Stamkos of today, but right now, he's a pretty good linemate, being someone that came into the league and had an instant impact on his team in his rookie year.