As much as I liked ribeiro's play.. he didn't fit in with the club.
Still though. We got 3 points and 41 games out of Niinima, and missed the playoffs. Dallas made the playoffs, and got a player who would go on to lead the team in points for the next 2 years. Looking at it like that, it's a bad trade.
But as a Habs fan, it was certainly necessary. He brought more bad to the team than good.
His next one wasn't all that great by the trader either. Jagr for Anson Carter?
Although I suppose it was a LITTLE bit better.
actually, jagr for carter was WORSE than jagr for a bag of pucks. washington got carter (i.e. more useless than a bag of pucks and whom they dumped at the deadline for a reclamation project) PLUS they had to pay half of jagr's salary until... now.