BAD TRADE! I wanted Ribeiro out as much as the next guy, but taking on a declining defenseman who makes more braindead moves in his own end than Brisebois is not who I wanted in return! Especially for $2.5m! I was hearing rumours that Dallas wanted like a 4th round pick for Niinimaa because of low quality of play and high contract....bad move IMO...hope I'm wrong..
I agree. Riberio has great potential, hes just a baby
I've been wanting for Ribs to get out for a while now but not sure about Niinimaa... Don't you think there's gotta be more coming ?? I mean, Koivu, Plekanec, Bonk, Bégin ? That's our centerline for the year ???
Seems like a bad deal to me... I don't see Niinima as being an upgrade over any of our top 6 defenceman. Sad to see Ribs' go but if the team is better off without him...that's fine. The only thing that pisses me off is the fact that I took the time to make a new avatar this morning and I already have to change it