Let's give it up for Jose Theodore!!! Even after he was traded, he was one of my favourite players, and to see him struggle was a difficult thing. However, to see him recover so nicely is a treat. Go Theodore!!!
yeaa theo is still one of my fav goalies, and really happy to see him back on track.
and i still hate ribs, lol.
ok here I am the anti-hab appreciating the work of a former Hab. Ribeiro with a goal again tonight. He's showing once and for all to those know it alls that he can play in playoffs ... not that there was any doubt in my mind, anybody who gets 90 points or so can play in playoffs anyway ... Gainey said it himself he made a mistake, hopefully people on Habs board do the same once and for all.
Why is this relevant again?? He was traded for the betterment of the team. The return may have been suspect but the trade was a necessity
why should we give it up for anybody who said he was thrilled to see our team miss the playoffs last year. The guy embarassed us when he was a player here and he trashtalked the team on his way out, and you guys want to appreciate him? I'm sorry, but no way. To steal a line from Bobby Mac, Ribeiro is an assclown.
I didn't like the trade at the time, bad in the room or not, he was still a 3rd year guy scoring 60 points a year for a washed up D.
However, in the grand scheme of things, his trade allowed Plekanec to emerge and thus I am at peace with the move. I think if we'd held onto him a bit, we might have gotten more, but Ribeiro seems to be the type who needed to be away from his home town and the pressure to really excel.
Good on him and good on us.
We basically traded Ribeiro for the emergence of Plekanec just like we traded Huet to make room for Price. In both cases it was an upgrade in that we bumped the level of championship mentally on the club.
Read the OP before vast generalizing, he said he was happy to see a former Hab doing well and good on him.
He wasn't crying and saying we'd be hoisting the Cup had we not made the move.
Admiring the play of a former fan favorite (people do remember those days, right?) is not somehow demeaning the team we have.
yeah, anyway people don't like him at that's the end of it. Gainey said he made a mistake and I don't know many teams that wouldn't be better with an extra 82 point guy. Sorry for one too many thread on Ribeiro, apparently people can't recognise that he's grown a lot and that he's now one of the premier player in the NHL. We're still stuck at one incident where he was lying on the ice as if it made his whole career. Btw, Kovalev layed on the ice against the Nordiques and I don't see anyone bringing this back now that he's a good player for the Canadiens.