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July 1st, 2008

11:19 pm - Bruins sign Forward Michael Ryder
Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Michael Ryder to a multi-year contract.  Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

The 6-0, 186 pound Newfoundland native has spent his entire four-year NHL career playing in Montreal, recording 99 goals and 108 assists in 314 games.  46 of his 99 goals have come on the power play, including a career best 18 power play strikes in 2005-2006. 

Ryder had back-to-back 30 goal seasons and led Montreal in goals scored (30 apiece) for both the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, during which he finished the years with totals of 58 and 55 points, respectively.  His best season points-wise came in his first year in 2003-04, where he played in 81 games and notched 25 goals and 38 assists for 63 points and was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team.

Last season, Ryder tallied 14-17-31 totals while playing in 70 games for the Canadiens.  He also appeared in four playoff contests for the team during the most recent postseason.

The 28-year-old was originally drafted by the Canadiens in the 8th round (216th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.  Playing for the Hull Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Ryder tallied 128 goals and 129 assists in 201 games over three seasons from 1997-2000.  He then spent portions of the next two years between Tallahassee and Mississippi of the ECHL and Quebec of the AHL before playing a full year in Hamilton (AHL) during the 2002-2003 campaign.

Ryder played for current Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien for six seasons in Juniors and the NHL.  He played under Julien as a member of Hull (QMJHL, 1997-98, 98-99, 99-00), Hamilton (AHL, 02-03) and the Canadiens in 03-04 and 05-06.

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November 18th, 2005

11:28 pm - As good as the first time
I have met my childhood hero, Bret Hart, for the second time and it was awesome. Had to wait in line for about two hours with the usual crazy wrestling fans but it was well worth meeting him one more time because who knows if I'll ever be able to meet him again.

Oh yeah, I know I look awful in this picture like a fucking deer in headlights but what can I say, it's fucking Bret "The Hitman" Hart.

There goes my hero. . .Collapse )
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: ESPN Radio

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October 27th, 2005

06:29 pm - Update
Finally, an update round here. I've seen converted over to My Space so if you're a friend of mine on here you can find me over there under the same name, porch24.

In other news, I am going to be a father which just hit me yesterday at Jolene's ultrasound. Knowing for sure that it's really there and seeing it jump around was crazy.

I'm also going to be starting my broadcasting training at WFNX this Saturday which is gonna be great.

That's it for now.

Current Mood: restlessrestless
Current Music: Kanye West - Jesus Walks

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March 2nd, 2005

08:20 pm - LOLOLOLOL
If you read this, even if I don't speak to you often, post a memory of me. It can be anything you want, it can be good or bad, just so long as it happened. Then post this to your journal. See what people remember about you.
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Bad Boys 2

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February 17th, 2005

10:40 pm
J.S - I never wanted look for that one person anymore, so I didn't. But then you came along. And as I sit here, I find myself falling for you. I remembered why I stopped looking, to limit the likelihood of finding that one person who'd complement me so completely. So here we are and I feel justified with you, because I got here on my own terms, and I have no question there isn't some other person or place I'd rather be. And for me that makes all the difference.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Weezer - Wonderwall

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December 27th, 2004

06:11 pm - This is the end
It's over.


Version 1 is no more.

I'll see you on the other side.

Current Mood: cynicalcynical

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