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08-06-2006, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Marksman View Post
-5 is not bad at all for a player that is matched against better opposition lines. You cannot just assume something on +/- that way, without considering circumstances. Mike Ribeiro had +15 rating in 03-04, so I guess that would make him Selke material, right?
No, but a +15 at least indicates he's scoring (or at minimum contributing to scoring). I'm just saying that Belanger is either a poor man's Ribeiro (if he's a defensive liability), or a poor man's Bonk (if he's defensively adept), and either way I'm not interested. Ribeiro for Selke would be funny, though.

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