Mike Ribeiro- "I know the media doesn't like me"
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05-05-2006, 12:24 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
The reason that Ribs gets more heat than a zednik, sunny, bulis is that he was counted on to be a solid producer this season and failed miserably...
You could say that people expected more out of zednik, but with the emergence of Higgins/Pleks/Perez(to a lesser extent), we had plenty of positives to focus on as far as wingers went.
Koivu's injury in the playoffs (and during the season) put Ribs in the #1 centre role, and just showed all to clearly what most of us feared all along... that Ribs just doesn't have the right tools to be an consistently effective top 2 centreman in the NHL.
The sooner we move on and start developping someone else for that role (or fill it with a FA) the better.
I hope Ribs goes eventually figures out that he needs to work much harder than he has in the past to tap into the potential he once oozed with, but I don't want the habs to wait on him any longer.
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