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05-31-2006, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Shabutie
When Koivu went down early in the season, Pleks and Bonk were called upon to take his place. Pleks didn't really impress at all given an offensive role. Slowly throughout the season though, he seemed to progress. In the playoffs he did good and in the worlds he also did good, but time will tell if he will be given a chance as an offensive forward on this team.
How does Ribeiro get a pass at Christmas when Koivu went down ? He was quoted as saying that maybe his effort wasn't what it should have been during SK's absence . How were Bonk and Plekanec the guys called upon ? Did CJ say you 2 step up, Ribs take it easy ?

Pleks wasn't ready, Bonk was coming off his own injury and playing turtle like hockey. Ribs was next on the offensive C depth chart and he and Ryder had a particularly bad stretch.

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