The Montreal Candiens have agreed to terms with Mike Ribeiro on a one-year contract for 1.178 Million.
Ribeiro put up an impressive 65 points two seasons ago and has exhibited undeniable skill and talent on the ice.
However he has also had questionable behavior on the ice, taking dives and acting like a cry baby. He was the most hated player on the Canadiens during their last playoff series against Boston.
There’s also the questions about his skating ability and size. A more mature Ribeiro coupled with the new ‘enforced’ NHL rules might be all it takes for him to put up some career numbers.
Mike Komisarek has also signed a one year deal. He will no doubt be challenging for a permanent job on the blue line this year. Komisarek is a big punishing defenseman that The Habs have desperately lacked. If he gets a regular shift, it may be his chance for a breakout year.