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04-16-2013, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by
Ribeiro tops that list by a country mile and is a #1.
I don't think so. Sure, he could be a #1 on a lot of teams. But he's not comparable to the #1s from Stanley Cup winning teams, which is really what the comparison should be. If you can't be a #1 on a SC winning team, then you're really just filling the role by default on a not-so-good team.
Points-wise, he's comparable to some of the lower-end #1 centres (when looking at points, not total package), but the thing that makes those lower-end point production guys legitimate #1 centres is that they're great defensively (Bergeron/Toews/Kopitar/etc), which Ribeiro absolutely is not.
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