The rest of our reality checks for NHL teams

Updated: December 21, 2007, 5:47 PM ET
By Adam Proteau | The Hockey News

[Editor's note: Here is Part II of our reality check list. Part I is listed here.]

Montreal The delusion: Michael Ryder's scoring hands have asked for a divorce from the rest of his body, and the Canadiens are looking to unload him. Reality check: The 27-year-old Ryder has spent part of the season in coach Guy Carbonneau's doghouse, and the other part scoring just three goals in 30 games. But there was a guy in Montreal last season by the name of Alexei Kovalev who was mired in a season-long ...

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