Thread: Bob Has Spoken
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11-25-2003, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Guy!
Because of one or two factors:

1) Ribeiro is the future of the team, while Yannick is the past. He knows that at the very least, Perreault will be done in Montreal at the end of the year, while if Ribby performs, he could be in the future plans of the Canadiens.

2) He's calling out Ribby because he needs Ribs to perform better for scouts or GM's who might be watching.

The first factor is possible; the second one seems illogical to me. If Bob Gainey was actively shopping Ribeiro, he wouldn't come out in public to criticize him about his lack of consistency, as it certainly hurts his trading value. He'd address this issue privately.

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