I want Ribeiro back.
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05-10-2006, 11:38 AM
Join Date: Jan 2006
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This past season Ribeiro started with Ryder and finished with Kovalev, the two highest goal scorers on the team. The previous season he played most games with Dagenais, who scored 17 goals, as well as with others. This season he played with a
of left wings, including Bulis, who scored 20 goals. Kovalev led the team in goals and points and Ryder increased his goal production. Ribeiro also had lots of power play time, and Bulis wasn't always on his unit.m I don't see how you can blame Bulis for the decline in Ribeiro's production when everyone else had better stats than the previous season. The pattern was repeated in the playoffs.
A lot happended this year: Dags on his line, Julian benching him, whole team going into a slump, etc. and IMO Ribs is still in his learning curve.
This was only Ribs 2nd full year. All in all, I think he still needs to learn how to be more consitent and as BG said: "
Mike moves his feet, he
a good player"
His playoff performance was decent. He was stoned by a hot goalie but he nevertheless created lots of chances without, that I can remember, being directly responsible for goals against. He was hitting players to the best of his capacity. He rarely, if ever, takes bad penalties. He is freakin' cheap for what he could become if he puts it all together. He can get under the opponents skin.
I'm couting on guys like Charbonneau to teach him the consitency he still needs, he would need a guy like Dale Hunter or Claude Lemieux to teach him how to be a better pest.
I think Ribs needs another year or two to show in what direction he is headed. As I said in another post, I would take Ribs over Arnott even if they had the same price tag for all of the above reasons and many more I could come up with. I think he is worth the risk and Arnott is not.
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