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02-20-2004, 02:08 AM
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Mike Ribeiro

Hi everyone. A Habs fan here, and I was just curious as to what fans of other teams think Mike Ribeiro is worth at the moment...

This guy was pretty much inexistant up until this season, but he's been given a chance this year and has been centering Montreal's second line. He is leading the team in points.

Habs fans are pretty bipolar about this guy: either they love him or they hate him. So it'd be nice to get an outside opinion for once... what do you think of him? In terms of trade value, what do you think he's worth?

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I suspect 2nd line centre is all he ever will be. Good hands but a bit small. When he gets more attention from the other team he looks far worse.

I could of course be wrong and he is an emerging superstar.

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Mike Ribeiro is a rising star. At the beginning of the year, he was horrible in his own zone. Yesterday, against Calgary when the net was empty, his line (Dagenais - Ribeiro - Ryder) was on the ice to protect the lead. His defensive play was amazing.

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He's playing in the wrong decade. He would have been a 100pt star in the 80's. But with the way hockey is played nowadays, he will likely never be more than a second line center.

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Ok, so you guys are saying that he'll be nothing more than a second line center. I don't think that's so bad...

My question to you is this: would you feel comfortable having him as *your* 2nd line center? If he were offered, would you be interested in acquiring him?

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I would say this year Ribs hasn't been a streaky player, he's been vary great every game, though there was the 'odd' game he didn't look like he showed up to play. Someone said it right when they said he'd be a great player for the 80's. I think he reminds me of the Rocket. I know they are big words to say but just his not so great skating but beautiful hands. Let's wait another year then talk about his value though.

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he is not that bad, check the +/- for last night game
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/box_score.asp?...5&gameStatus=2

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So it'd be nice to get an outside opinion for once...
Sure would be :p

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he is not that bad, check the +/- for last night game
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/box_score.asp?...5&gameStatus=2
that i mean nothing , it's 1 game . Heck Quintal is +3 ...

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Just imagine Ribs between Bertuzzi and Naslund.....ouch

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Ribs reminds me of a younger version of Yanic Perrault.

No better, no worse.

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Ribs reminds me of a younger version of Yanic Perrault.

No better, no worse.
Hmmm... I'm no big fan of either, but could you explain that one to me? Aside from the fact they're both small and soft, I don't see it. They're two completely different players. Ribeiro's a playmaker oozing with offensive instincts and creativity. Perreault's an opportunistic sniper who couldn't pass or set up plays to save his life. Again, I don't see it.

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Ribs reminds me of a younger version of Yanic Perrault.

No better, no worse.
Sorry but Perrault is scorer not good at passing.
Ribs is a great passer an can score 20 goal is vision
on the ice is great and play defence 3time
better than perrault and is still improving.

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Ribeiro is a very talented player, perhaps the most talented player on the Habs behind Saks. He's got a lot of skill, and can beat players one on one.

My concern with him is that he seems kind of weak physically. He's easy to push off the puck, compared to other players, almost as if he doesnt have the muscle. I think Ribs can be a 70-80 pt players only if he puts on some more mass, otherwise I can see him breakdown at the end of every season.

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Ribeiro is a very talented player, perhaps the most talented player on the Habs behind Saks. He's got a lot of skill, and can beat players one on one.

My concern with him is that he seems kind of weak physically. He's easy to push off the puck, compared to other players, almost as if he doesnt have the muscle. I think Ribs can be a 70-80 pt players only if he puts on some more mass, otherwise I can see him breakdown at the end of every season.
Small centers need something else to compensate, if you ask me. Either they have to have high energy, being physical for their size, great skating or great balance on the skates. There are probably other ways to compensate. I don't see Ribero compensating for his size well enough.

Second line centre and first PP line isn't that shabby though. He will probably produce at a decent rate in the future.

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Ribeiro is a very talented player, perhaps the most talented player on the Habs behind Saks. He's got a lot of skill, and can beat players one on one.

My concern with him is that he seems kind of weak physically. He's easy to push off the puck, compared to other players, almost as if he doesnt have the muscle. I think Ribs can be a 70-80 pt players only if he puts on some more mass, otherwise I can see him breakdown at the end of every season.

Actually, when I saw Ribeiro play for the very first time, his play reminded me alot of a poor man's Gretzky...much like Gretz during his senior years (a la NYR)...real good vision and creativity...however even slower than Gretz at 37 years old...and that's SLOW!!!! This was way back in his junior days.

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Sorry but Perrault is scorer not good at passing.
Ribs is a great passer an can score 20 goal is vision
on the ice is great and play defence 3time
better than perrault and is still improving.
i meant his ceiling for career is no greater than yanic status, he may be better defensivly but who isnt nowadays in todays defense first NHL...bottom line, hes a number 2 center max IMO, third line center near by the time he hits his twighlight, by no means useless, but.

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I suspect 2nd line centre is all he ever will be. Good hands but a bit small. When he gets more attention from the other team he looks far worse.

I could of course be wrong and he is an emerging superstar.
Well he is not that small he is 6 feet exactly, Source.com

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Well he is not that small he is 6 feet exactly, Source.com
He is one of the smallest guy around. I don't care if he's 6' or even 6'5", he's built like a little girl. 175lbs when he should be around 190lbs (if he ever got serious about his conditioning). The guy has virtually no muscle mass. The fact he can be on pace for a 60-70 pts season this year at 23yo with his frame is a testament to his incredible offensive skills. What a shame he couldn't work more seriously on his conditioning and skating, he could have become an all-star. But it will never happen now, too late.

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He is one of the smallest guy around. I don't care if he's 6' or even 6'5", he's built like a little girl. 175lbs when he should be around 190lbs (if he ever got serious about his conditioning). The guy has virtually no muscle mass. The fact he can be on pace for a 60-70 pts season this year at 23yo with his frame is a testament to his incredible offensive skills. What a shame he couldn't work more seriously on his conditioning and skating, he could have become an all-star. But it will never happen now, too late.
People rarely change. It's doubtful that Ribeiro is ever going to become a fitness freak but saying it will never happen and it's too late well I think that's going too far. He "could" surprise us. Altough I'd not bet my bacon on it. Let's hope that the confidence CJ is showing in him will rub off of him and give a reason to work harder.

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