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05-31-2006, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by mcphee
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.
I'm not saying that Ribs had a free pass. He failed to really set himself apart. I'm just saying that when Bonk and Pleks were given a chance to showcase their offensive talents, they both failed. However, in the playoffs (+ worlds) Pleks seemed to put things together. So we'll see what he's got at camp.

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