Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mike Ryan finds a home

After months of trying to play hockey everywhere Michael Ryan has finally found a home. Yesterday he signed a contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, but will spend most of this season playing for Albany in the NHL.

This has been a long and crazy summer for Ryan who first signed with the KHL's HC Dinamo Minsk in Belarus, then signed a tryout contract with the Nashville Predators, before being cut by that team. Now on a two-way contract with Carolina, he looks to be set.

Still it is a wonder that no other team jumped at the oppertunity to sign him. While not a top level talent, Ryan was pretty good during his time in Buffalo, and played 65 NHL games with the Sabres. There are alot of teams that would have been better off with him on their rosters as opposed to the talent they currently have up front. Even the Sabres could have used him, as a clear improvement over Matt Ellis, who we signed at the last minute, yet is behind Peters on the depth chart.

Buffalo plays against the Capitals tonight, who are without their star Ovechkin. After three straignt losses, the Sabres really need a win in this one.

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