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08-02-2006, 01:10 AM
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Well I for one actually expect a rebound season from him. (This is me trying to alleviate the smog of sarcasm which is seemingly mandatory for Ribeiro thread) If he indeed gets a fair amount of time between Samsonov and Kovalev, and they click, I could see that line producing a lot. Ribeiro has the passing skills to make plays between two skilled wingers. The only thing I don't like about him much is that he isn't particularly fast.

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08-02-2006, 01:11 AM
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I'm sure I speak for many of us when I say I would never get on Ribeiro's back...
It's not broad enough to carry his own load much less the hopes of Habs fans.

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it's just so much fun hatin' ya know?

c'mon! some of us actually just love participating in the "hate" threads. i mean if you think about it, when Ribs is the only thing that bugs people on the team, things are looking good (just look back at the roster of the 2000 team).

Imagine what HF would of looked like in 2000...

"Juha Lind for prez!!"

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08-02-2006, 01:32 AM
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Well I for one actually expect a rebound season from him. (This is me trying to alleviate the smog of sarcasm which is seemingly mandatory for Ribeiro thread) If he indeed gets a fair amount of time between Samsonov and Kovalev, and they click, I could see that line producing a lot. Ribeiro has the passing skills to make plays between two skilled wingers. The only thing I don't like about him much is that he isn't particularly fast.
I hope for a rebound season too.

Personally, I don't care if he is fast or not, as long as he finds a way to produce points. The thing I don't like about Ribeiro so far is his playoff performance. He has to step it up this year, as far as i am concerned. Otherwise, I will definitively hope for a replacement.

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08-02-2006, 01:33 AM
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"give mikey respect," "get off his back."

Does this really need another thread.

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08-02-2006, 01:36 AM
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"give mikey respect," "get off his back."

Does this really need another thread.
"drive for 25" avatars looked like Made in Chiana thread?

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08-02-2006, 01:52 AM
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when he stops being an *******, sure. In the meantime i'll pick on his lack of dedication and attitude problems all i want.

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08-02-2006, 03:57 AM
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Surely Ribeiro can handle the load of us on his back. Didn't we spend a full season telling everyone how much stronger he is?

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08-02-2006, 05:46 AM
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I dont see myself hating Ribeiro. I remember I felt his upside would be Andrew Cassels type of player - which seems to have happened when your compare their point totals. Decent 2nd line center more or less.

However, I feel Canadiens need more - that spot should be reserved for someone who has better rounded game and could assume the 1st line duty if Koivu gets hurt and eventually retires. Some of you put Ribeiro between Samsonov and Kovalev, but I have a hard time seeing him taking 20+ minutes eight million dollar wingers should be playing...

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08-02-2006, 06:27 AM
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when he stops being an *******, sure. In the meantime i'll pick on his lack of dedication and attitude problems all i want.
This is what i don't understand how the hell would u know if he lacks dedication and has attitude problems? I'm thinking Mike will have agreat year.

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08-02-2006, 07:20 AM
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This is what i don't understand how the hell would u know if he lacks dedication and has attitude problems? I'm thinking Mike will have agreat year.
6' 175lbs and a history of being an arrogant SOB is enough for me to say that hes right. Mike's worst enemy is himself, he never took his career seriously only until couple years ago and that to me is a lack of dedication and professionalism.

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08-02-2006, 07:32 AM
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I'll get off his back and agree that he is filling his role once he starts to give 100% effort every night. Last year he looked like he didn't care at all, no hustle in his step and overall just disappointing - especially for a player like him playing for the most storied franchaise in the world.

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08-02-2006, 07:36 AM
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6' 175lbs and a history of being an arrogant SOB is enough for me to say that hes right. Mike's worst enemy is himself, he never took his career seriously only until couple years ago and that to me is a lack of dedication and professionalism.
Dude the guy made it to the NHL and is putting up decent numbers i'd say that take alot of dedication.

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08-02-2006, 07:38 AM
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I'll get off his back and agree that he is filling his role once he starts to give 100% effort every night. Last year he looked like he didn't care at all, no hustle in his step and overall just disappointing - especially for a player like him playing for the most storied franchaise in the world.
Exactly : Do u think the most storied franchise would put up with a guy that doesn't give it all?

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08-02-2006, 07:43 AM
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This is sooo funny. People speak of Mike like they've known him for years! Arrogant SOB, etc....

I personnaly enjoy hearing Ribs' post-game comments, I think he represents the hip youth of Montrealers well. Sure he's a bit cocky...but does he disrespect fans or the Canadiens Hockey Club? No.

Ok, so maybe people call him a slacker cause they unrealistically thought he'd be the next Hab to hit 100 pts....too bad for them. I expect Ribeiro to have a decent NHL career...no more. Sure I'd like our 2nd center to be bigger and faster, but Mike is what we have right now. He has other skills people forget (great playmaker, great vision of the game).

Calling a pro athlete a lazy **** while sitting on your couch drinking beer is so ironic.

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This is sooo funny. People speak of Mike like they've known him for years! Arrogant SOB, etc....

I personnaly enjoy hearing Ribs' post-game comments, I think he represents the hip youth of Montrealers well. Sure he's a bit cocky...but does he disrespect fans or the Canadiens Hockey Club? No.

Ok, so maybe people call him a slacker cause they unrealistically thought he'd be the next Hab to hit 100 pts....too bad for them. I expect Ribeiro to have a decent NHL career...no more. Sure I'd like our 2nd center to be bigger and faster, but Mike is what we have right now. He has other skills people forget (great playmaker, great vision of the game).

Calling a pro athlete a lazy **** while sitting on your couch drinking beer is so ironic.
Coincidentally, I feel that I also represent the hip youth of Montrealers, though my cocky attitude may more be the result of dementia.


Did I say hip youth ? I actually meant Montrealers waiting for hip replacement.


I vow that this year I will not say a critical word unless pedalling furiously on an exercise bike. [we called them that before 'stationary'].

I believe in senseless vitriol. How else would we be able to separate the lunatics ?


Regarding hatred, as stupid as it may be, better to hate someone because you don't like the way he plays hockey than the color of his skin or his or her orientation. Get it out of your system before you get into your car.

Well, enough senseless rambling.

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Exactly : Do u think the most storied franchise would put up with a guy that doesn't give it all?
We'll see won't we.

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08-02-2006, 07:58 AM
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Lazy, maybe not, but lack of heart, yes.

a 6'0 frame @ 175 lbs is just not right for the nhl. do they not have trainers that can get him to atleast 205??

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08-02-2006, 08:19 AM
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2 Seasons ago you were ALL on his ****, fantasizing about how great he would be, bleh blah blah, he was this and he was that, and he was finally coming through

Now he's the lowest of low, the crap of all crap and everything... I can name you 5players from last years team that i'dve gotten rid of before Ribeiro in 2 seconds

I can still name 5 players on this team, it just obviously takes me a bit more time.

So please all you Mikey haters...get off the boys back..he's obviously done something YOU HAVEN'T DONE to get recognized by our glorious franchise, and to be thought of as a 2nd line center for our team, something none of you can put on your resume.

So in conclusion again i say...please get off the dude's back...he's actually not going to get better because of your constant bickering and *****ing, he doesn't even get these posts sent to him. Still it's cowardly to talk of someone like this when he's not around to defend himself.



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Unless I have missed reading the posts you are refering to, which is completely and likely possible, I think the issue people have is that they are uncomfortable with Ribs as the second line centre. I know I am, until proven otherwise.

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08-02-2006, 08:27 AM
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when he stops being an *******, sure. In the meantime i'll pick on his lack of dedication and attitude problems all i want.
AMEN!!! I agree, whenever he wants to start being a team player and give a little heart, then I'll cut him some slack. But if he is going to continue just going through the motions and lollygagging around on the ice, then he will continue to be the target for negative comments.
Yes he has skill and yes he could be a great hockey player in this league, but he has only shown a very little glimpse of his skills so far, his poor attitude and lack of heart is what it keeping him from making that next step to an elite playmaker.

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08-02-2006, 08:35 AM
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What would Ribiero have to do to gain the average fan's respect (he already seems to have Bobs)? Will an 80 point season and a decent playoff be enough?
Well putting up 80 points and having a good playoffs would be great, but I would be happy to just see him give a little heart while he plays. Skate hard for the puck, win battles in the corners and just play hard everygame.....thats all I want out of him and I don't think its too much to ask either!!!!

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AMEN!!! I agree, whenever he wants to start being a team player and give a little heart, then I'll cut him some slack. But if he is going to continue just going through the motions and lollygagging around on the ice, then he will continue to be the target for negative comments.
Yes he has skill and yes he could be a great hockey player in this league, but he has only shown a very little glimpse of his skills so far, his poor attitude and lack of heart is what it keeping him from making that next step to an elite playmaker.
Puckhead - even if his attitude gets better, I still think his lack of footspeed, especially for someone of Ribs size, will prevent him from being a great hockey player.

Unless I see improvement this year in many areas, I think he is best suited as a PP specialist.

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AMEN!!! I agree, whenever he wants to start being a team player and give a little heart, then I'll cut him some slack. But if he is going to continue just going through the motions and lollygagging around on the ice, then he will continue to be the target for negative comments.
Yes he has skill and yes he could be a great hockey player in this league, but he has only shown a very little glimpse of his skills so far, his poor attitude and lack of heart is what it keeping him from making that next step to an elite playmaker.
So far i have never hard of a teammate or coach of his saying he's not a team guy so until i hear it from one of those then imo he's a great team guy.

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So far i have never hard of a teammate or coach of his saying he's not a team guy so until i hear it from one of those then imo he's a great team guy.
My point exactly. I don't get where people are coming from saying he's a poor team guy.

Arrogant: yes
Lack of work ethic: who's to say?
Poor team player: who's to say?

I think people are confusing on-ice intensity with poor work ethic and cocky attitude with poor team player.

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