Aside from the goals, hossa wasn't bringing much else to the table at the time. That was my point.
I guess my memory is sort of faulty, I didn't think at all about hossa streak last year.
Hossa was dominant out there. For his first 5 games, he was getting roughly 5-6 shots a game, driving the net, and was excellent along the boards. This should have taught Montreal fans to be a tad more cautious about prospects showing a few games of excellent play, but clearly it hasn't.
That said, I voted for Ribeiro. He's been the most effective offensive weapon for the Canadiens. IMO people voted for Ryder because he exceeded expectations and so far has shown a willingness to go into danger zones; something the Habs have lacked. But this doesn't make him the best player.