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if i am not mistaken, mike is on pace for 95 pts this season, a full 30 points above his career high.

looks like he's found his spot

He was on pace for over a hundred. That number will keep dropping, he may have a career season, but just wait until the playoffs, he'll grind to a halt.

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Guest thefooligan5
he can't grind to a halt, he doesn't know what grinding is at all.

interesting, he's performing better than any player on the habs right now yet no love?

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Guest 1970 Habs

What is that expression I have read many times: "Give credit where credit is due"

Whether people like him or hate him he is doing it this season in Dallas.

In 14 games played he is leading the team with 17 pts, 7 goals (two game winners), and plus 7. His shooting percentage is 43%. At 27 years of age he is coming into his own.

I am happy for him and Dallas. :)

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Hes a first line center there getting some big plays, But wow just caught the end of tonights games, The guy has amazing vision, His passes are AMAZING, his puck handling is great,

To bad he had his stunt with theo, he could have been huge here

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Hes a first line center there getting some big plays, But wow just caught the end of tonights games, The guy has amazing vision, His passes are AMAZING, his puck handling is great,

To bad he had his stunt with theo, he could have been huge here

He is not a first line center. He's playing on the first line because they don't have a first line center. If the Stars (a team in disarray) plan on riding Ribiero to the promised land then they better hope the promised land doesn't include any play-off victories.

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His stats are cooling off because he is getting less Ice Time as Modano finally started to produce. That being said, I doubt he's first line material unless he has two strong and super talented wingers. Ribeiro playing in Atlanta would be great I think.

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Hes not a first line center, but hes playing as first line center?

Kind of reminds me of Ryder, hes not a first line winger, but hes been playing as a first line winger for 3yrs now..

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Hes not a first line center, but hes playing as first line center?

Kind of reminds me of Ryder, hes not a first line winger, but hes been playing as a first line winger for 3yrs now..

That is true. I like Ryder but he is not a first line winger. The difference is that I still enjoy cheering for Mike because he comes off as a decent guy, acts like a professional, puts his team first, doesn't whine/dive with no effect and doesn't take nights off. When and if Ryder leaves you won't see a two page rant about how he could have been someting better in Montreal if it wasn't for the players, coaching, media and management.

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Thing with Ribs is he may be a more skilled player than Plekanek, but Plekanek gives us confidence. You know he's going to work hard, he shouldn't dissapear in the playoffs, and he's more well rounded. Ribero has all the skill in the world, but I'd never want to build a team or even line around him. Plekanek should be a good, long term solution to center the second line.

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I dont think Dallas built a line around him at all, There center wasnt doing well, and they then put the next best player they had into the lineup

Im not saying we should have kept him or anything.

Im just saying it really is a pleasure to watch him, would have been nice to see him do these kind of things for our own team. But dallas is a fun team to watch aswell.

It just sucks we received nothing in return for him, where is ninama now. Too bad it wasnt ninima + a 1st round draft pick, so we would have something to look forward to, but we have nothing :(

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I dont think Dallas built a line around him at all, There center wasnt doing well, and they then put the next best player they had into the lineup

Im not saying we should have kept him or anything.

Im just saying it really is a pleasure to watch him, would have been nice to see him do these kind of things for our own team. But dallas is a fun team to watch aswell.

It just sucks we received nothing in return for him, where is ninama now. Too bad it wasnt ninima + a 1st round draft pick, so we would have something to look forward to, but we have nothing :(

We got back Niinimaa .....and peace of mind, we still have the peace of mind !!!!

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It just sucks we received nothing in return for him, where is ninama now. Too bad it wasnt ninima + a 1st round draft pick, so we would have something to look forward to, but we have nothing :(

What does it say about Ribs when the best Gainey could get for him was an overpaid, aging, UFA to be dman who had been scratched multiple times by his old team?

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Guest FunkyOne
What does it say about Ribs when the best Gainey could get for him was an overpaid, aging, UFA to be dman who had been scratched multiple times by his old team?

What does it say about Gainey when the best he could get for a young potential-laden 25 year old was an overpaid, aging, UFA to be dman? ;)

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What does it say about Gainey when the best he could get for a young potential-laden 25 year old was an overpaid, aging, UFA to be dman? ;)

Or what does it say about Ribeiro?

I've questioned Gainey at times, but he's not stupid. If he could have gotten more, he would have.

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As much as some of us were very happy to see him go, we have to give credit to the guy. He is tearing it up. If I was a Ribeiro fan I would be rubbing in the faces LOL of any non Ribeiro/Habs fans. It is painful :P to say, but it's the truth. Ribeiro fans you have reason to be happy!!

Gainey's ears must ring everytime Ribs gets a point.

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As much as some of us were very happy to see him go, we have to give credit to the guy. He is tearing it up. If I was a Ribeiro fan I would be rubbing in the faces LOL of any non Ribeiro/Habs fans. It is painful :P to say, but it's the truth. Ribeiro fans you have reason to be happy!!

Gainey's ears must ring everytime Ribs gets a point.

Bob is probably very happy for Ribs, he is not a spiteful person.

Fact is in Montreal Ribs was a rock star, not a hockey player.

In Dallas he does not have the off ice life that was afforded him here, and as a result his career is all the better for it.

Ribs fans should be happy for him, but owe some gratitude to Bob for getting him somewhere in the league where he can

concentrate on the game, and not his party plans !!!

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Bob is probably very happy for Ribs, he is not a spiteful person.

Fact is in Montreal Ribs was a rock star, not a hockey player.

In Dallas he does not have the off ice life that was afforded him here, and as a result his career is all the better for it.

Ribs fans should be happy for him, but owe some gratitude to Bob for getting him somewhere in the league where he can

concentrate on the game, and not his party plans !!!

Yep, and in fact, we can credit Mikey's departure with Pleky's eclosion :D

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If I were GM, I'd be thinking about how badly i got burned on the acquisition of Niinimaa for Ribeiro last season. Ouch!

I knew we were losing huge on that deal the day it was made. Oh well. Ribs is in the top 20 in points in the league right now. And we traded him for a terribly overpaid 7th defenceman, who was however a "true team player". How about we trade Plekanec for Rory Fitzpatrick? Rory Fitzpatrick seems like a team player, and he seems to have a good attitude, so let's throw away our young talent for a player who has a great attitude.

I know that Ribs didn't have the greatest attitude, but there had to be a better way to get rid of him. I was disgusted at the time of the trade, and still am today.

I've been frustrated about that trade since the day it was made. Seeing Ribeiro succeed in Dallas makes me smile and curse at the same time.

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If I were GM, I'd be thinking about how badly i got burned on the acquisition of Niinimaa for Ribeiro last season. Ouch!

I knew we were losing huge on that deal the day it was made. Oh well. Ribs is in the top 20 in points in the league right now. And we traded him for a terribly overpaid 7th defenceman, who was however a "true team player". How about we trade Plekanec for Rory Fitzpatrick? Rory Fitzpatrick seems like a team player, and he seems to have a good attitude, so let's throw away our young talent for a player who has a great attitude.

I know that Ribs didn't have the greatest attitude, but there had to be a better way to get rid of him. I was disgusted at the time of the trade, and still am today.

I've been frustrated about that trade since the day it was made. Seeing Ribeiro succeed in Dallas makes me smile and curse at the same time.

Ribeiro's talent has been off the charts since junior and his recent success is due to the fact that the trade really woke him up. I dont quite know exactly what the problem was with him here though. Was it his work ethic or was it the environment here in Montreal that seems to stifle offensively gifted players? I dont see how Dallas' system could be any less stifling then ours though. I mean the change must be his doing...if thats true then why cant we develop our offensive talent. Definitely a mystery...

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Sometimes you just fit in certain places. I'm not sure who he is playing with as I haven't watched Dallas, but I know they have some talented players. If you find a coach that is on your side it really helps.

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Guest Marshizzle

Ribs Grew up, plain and simple. No more Montreal to lean back on, he was a big fan favourite due to being a hometown hero. When he got traded he had to grow up as he had to bring his family to Dallas.

If ribs were still a Hab, i doubt that he would be anymore then a 70 point scorer, players need a change of atmosphere, ribs was one of them.

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Did anyone see him being interviewed following the Stars win on Friday night? When asked what was the reason as to why his game has picked up considerably, he said that he has great coaching and that they (coaches) believe in him. And he goes on to say that he has great players playing with him. You could do anything when you have a "great team" behind you.

Now I wouldn't thunk nothing much of that because after all, interviews are usually the same blah blah. But when he said the very same thing twice in that tone, it was quite obvious that he was getting a dig in. I had a gut feeling about this guy when he played in MTL, and after listening to him last night, I knew that I was right. I didn't like him then and I don't now.

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