Article about our centers futures.
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04-16-2013, 05:34 PM
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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.
I would rather pay him 5-6 vs paying either Bozak or Grabo 5-5.5. Unlike Grabo and Bozak, Ribeiro can max out Kessels offensive potential. Should Caryle need to add a defensive presence on LW then JVR drops down a line: JVR Kadri Lupul
McClement has already taken over the #3 equaling Grabo in icetime and points production at a 1/3 of the cost. Kadri has cemented the #2 slot but isn't ready yet to completely take over the #1.
A successful summer for Nonis:
#1 - Ribeiro
#2 - Kadri
#3 - McClement
#4 - Komarov/??
Buyout Grabo and Komisarek..Not resign Bozak and MacArthur.
Use the extra cap space towards resigning:
Anything left goes towards a short term vet D.
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