Why would you dump a talented point producing center like Ribeiro?
He is getting paid a lot of money and he isn't leading them to the promised land. Dallas missed the playoffs last year, they will likely miss them again this year. He is 30 years old and probably isn't going to get much better than the 60 points per year he has averaged over his career.
Of course, Ribeiro isn't the only one in that situation. Maybe NHL GM's will recognize the fact that many of these players are making way too much money and only one team per year can win the Cup no matter what you pay in salaries.
''I hope you guys leave Price alone, he is going to be one of the best goalies in the league when he is 28''
This is coming from a goal scorer and playmaker in the league who would know goalies and their weaknesses! I have always said it and always will, trade Price and he will become the next Luongo, Ward, Fleury, Lundqvist or Miller!
Good for Ribiero. He speaks from experience. He has matured. Good for him.
But he speaks for his own experience and his alone. Other players may follow the same path and it works for them. But not all. Pouliot is blossoming in Montreal, not the other way around.
Anyways, Price will be alright, as long as he gets his head on straight. The biggest complaint fans, coach, GMs and scouts have with young players has always been and will always be, consistency. We've seen what Price can do. He needs to do it game in and game out. Halak is a couple years older and he is finally doing it with an occasional game that isn't quite as good. It'll happen.
Let's wait and see what happens when Pouliot hits a slump. He's not going to keep up a 50-goal pace forever.
Again you could say the same about Latendresse. The guy has slowed as of late. But when you talk about pure hockey ability, I would take Pouliot 10 times out of 10. As long as he stays away from the Star Academie chicks, he should be golden.
Perhaps,it's mostly true for players who take thier role in Montreal for granted,and then get a wake-up call when they are traded.
...I think his point is it seems as if players leaving Montreal do better more so than any other player leaving any other city. If what you say was true, it would happen just as much with young players in other cities, and I think Ribeiro think it's specifically a Montreal thing.
Let's be honest, you guys hold your call-ups to high standards. After a period or two of play, it's not rare to see "he isn't ready, send him down"...in Boston, it seems, we're a little more patient...(when you haven't won a championship in 38 years, it is required )
A guy in my WoW guild is an officer in that place where the shooting happened, the guy can't ever get a break, work is always calling him in, he's always having to go to court due to someone he arrested, etc, guy can't buy a break. I don't know if that shooting happened near Dallas because I know nothing of US geography, but it sure seems like a busy town with a lot of crime. Typically towns like this have distractions no?