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04-12-2004, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Nash13
OK, My conspiracy theorists thoughts say this is damage control because Julien and Gainey both know what he did was bush league (his posturing to the bruin bench). Teams lying to gain an edge, create distractions, never happens. They are pandering to the bruins and media because if Ribeiro misses practice and appears injured, he doesn't look like quite as much of a fool as he displayed last night.
The conspiracy is all fine and dandy except for two points : 1) I don't see Gainey playing into it, 2) It's more important what Rib's teammates think about the incident than what the Boston Bruins think of it (a chemistry thing). In both cases, I don't see the coverup scenario working out.

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