until now, montreal has had a habbit of ruiing their most talented players. roy, theodore, turgeon, ribs, malakov, pretty much every skill player has been thrown to the wolves and kicked out of town.
ribeiro is mature enough to be married with four kids, takeover the first line from the greatest US born nhler of all time and sign a 5 year contract.
i don't mind that montreal traded him.. i agree that plekanec is the best forward on the roster, i've thought that for over a year now. i have said all along, he is much more deserving of the A than Higgins.
but i think koivu geeting paid $5.5 million for 3 even strength goals on the first line is pretty much a joke. he has a better chance playing on the third line and becoming a Selke candidate. i don't get why he was given a no trade clause. he's been one of the worst first line centers in the NHL for a few years.]]>
I might be crazy but our line would look like this:
Marian Hossa-Eric Staal-Ales Hemsky
Dustin Penner-Shawn Horcoff-Sam Gagner
Ethan Moreau-Andrew Cogliano-Fernando Pisani
Marty Reasoner-Rob Shremp-Zach Stortini
Dion Phaneuf-Steve Staios
Sheldon Souray-Matt Greene
Tom Gilber-Tim Gleason
Marian Hossa-7.5 Dion Phaneuf-6.2
Eric Staal- 4.25 Steve Staios-2.7
Ales Hemsky- 4.2 Sheldon Souray-5.6
Dustin Penner- 4.25 Matt Greene-1.4
Shawn Horcoff- 3.6 Tom Gilbert-1.2
Sam Gagner-0.55 Tim Gleason-0.7
Ethan Moreau-2.0 Mathieu Garon-1.3
Andrew Cogliano- 0.6 Curtis Joseph-0.6
Marty Reasoner-0.95 Total =50.1