"(Cole) has a little more size and strength to compete in the West. He’s a big guy with experience who has a lot of power to his game. The fact that he has this year, plus two years remaining on his contract is a little security for us.”- Joe Nieuwendyk on the Cole/Ryder trade.

Ryder, 32, becomes a UFA at the end of the season.

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