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Ex-Bruin Michael Ryder sailing along

First-year Star hasn't lost touch

DALLAS - Being a Newfoundland native and a lifelong Northeast Division resident prior to this season, Michael Ryder required some seasoning to adjust to life in the Western Conference.

“Just the travel, I found, was a little different,’’ said the first-year Star and former Bruin. “The road trips we’re having are seven days, 10 days. That’s the biggest difference.

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