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12-28-2003, 06:46 PM
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Is he still like this? Is this a guy we want on our team? Has anyone else ever heard this??
Yes, Ribeiro's taken some flak for his off-ice attitude and lack of work ethic off-ice since he was drafted. I remember him being more interested in some groupies in the stands than practice and games in training camps in the past.
But this year he's shown more dedication to the fundamental parts of the game. He has (finally) improved his speed and his strength, albeit not as much as one would hope. It's been reported since his draft year that Ribeiro would get speed skating assistance, as well as hitting the gym hard. He never has. This year looks a bit different and more promising for his future.
These are some reasons to be cautiously optomistic about Ribeiro's progress though.
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