Ribs slump explanation
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01-28-2004, 05:52 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Outside of some long shift ( And i can't remember one causing a goal) Ribiero is currently one of the top 3 foward of the team. One of the few who actually create things instead of floathing around and only send the puck in the corner.
He's also grostly underated defensivly only because he is'nt strong. Truth is that he very often get the puck or pass it in the corner while fighting along the boards. He may use his stick instead of his body but it works!!!
His +- Rating makes many foward of this things looks very bad. It's strange how the popularity of this stats can change.
Why don't you bash someone else for a change? What are Bulis Zednik etc doing who protect them from critics? Small shift ?? come on...
It's not like Ribs is a undersachiver or anything. he does more than 99% of the people here though he would never does and he would be the scoring leader of half of the NHL team.
PS: Saku is horrible defensivly lately (and sometimes lazy to help his D). I know how youlike comparing the 2
Ribs is not one of the top 3 forwards on the team! Koivu Zednik Bulis Ryder all surpass Ribs for one simple reason they're tougher and and play a better 2 way game. If ribs does not produce offensively and doesn't play into CJ system he's useless!
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