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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Ribeiro Dealt to Dallas

According to TSN, the Dallas acquire center Mike Ribeiro and a 6th round pick for defenseman Janne Niiminaa and a 5th round pick.

Latrappe's take: That's a terrible trade for Dallas. I saw Ribeiro for years and this guy was terribly overrated. He doesn't show up every night and his defensive play is pretty bad. What ever Niiminaa will give to Montreal; they acquire a decent defenseman for, almost, nothing. I have no clue why Dallas made that deal.

Matt's take: This is a good deal for Dallas. Ribeiro was always an under achiever in Montreal, but hopefully his full potential will be shown in Dallas. This is a low risk, high reward situation for them. As for Montreal, this deal is horrible. As much as I hate Ribeiro, he has some potential to be a good player. Niiminaa was a 7th defenseman in Dallas, and won't be the savior to the blueline. Montreal panicked and traded a quality player for an ok one. But finally, we don't have to deal with Ribeiro anymore, but it would've been nice to see Chara wreck him.


Blogger Latrappe said...

Matt, Niiminaa was very good with philadelphia and Edmonton. I saw Ribeiro for all his career and i told you, this guy do not worth his salary or the expectations peoples have for him. Dallas will probably dump him through the season. In this cap era, you cannot afford to have "dead weight" on your team.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

That' said, i think your analysis would fit well with the trade of John Lelcair. When Montreal traded him, they said that Leclair was underachieving. He did underachived because the team didn't have the proper center for him. In the case of Ribeiro, he underachieve because of his work ethic. That's why i said that Dallas is stuck with a problem. When, after 8 NHL years, a player didn't resolve that work ethic problem; he will, probably, never will...

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very bad deal for... the Bruins.

I know the upcomming games with Montreal just won't be the same for me! I was really looking forward to Chara squashing Ribeiro like a bug. :-( Sigh.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You were sure wrong about this one!!!

5:55 PM  

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