The Gazette’s Pat Hickey reports that one of Michael Ryder’s main goals this season was to improve on the minus-25 rating he had last season despite scoring 30 goals.
“Last year, we had a couple of tough breaks but we knew that, as a line, that was one of the things we wanted to improve,” Ryder said. His linemates, Christopher Higgins and Saku Koivu, didn’t do much better in that department last season, with Higgins a minus-11 and Koivu a minus-21.
But so far this season, it has been a complete reversal for the trio, with Ryder at even, Higgins is a plus-2 and Koivu is a plus-3.
Read Hickey’s full article here.