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11-10-2003, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by patp77
Not sure if we were watching the same game but I wouldn't say that he was outplayed.. I would definately say he was outcovered. Teams have really being focusing on Ribeiro in the last few games sending two players to cover him closely leaving his linemates open for better plays (which makes them look better and makes Ribeiro look worse). I've also noticed a tendency for other teams to send out a big line to knock Ribeiro around to try and knock his confidence early on in a game. Very efficient tactics from the other teams which means that Julien will need to tell his players to help Ribeiro out and teach some of these guys that it's not ok to just push him around like that.

This is where I almost wish that Komisarek would be called up and played as a defensive pairing on Ribeiro's line so that he can come to his defense when opposing teams attempt this tactic.
Good observation there patp77!!

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