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Ribeiro’s Revenge?

  • The Canadiens play the second half of a back to back weekend road games tonight in Dallas.

    The first time in nearly four years the Canadiens visit Texas.

    Mike Ribeiro’s who is having a very good season, will face his old team for the first time since being traded for a pylon last year.

35 Comments
  1. Gainey’s biggest screw-up,we sure could use his services now.But it did help me spell Niniimaa? Hey Ribs please take it easy on your old club,after all, they developed you for THE STARS. Maybe we can get Ribs for Ryder,lol?

  2. If We ever got a star It would probably be Gaineys son in law Brendan Morrow. And guess what guys,we lost again.

  3. #3 habs2010 says:
    December 23, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    already down 2-0 after only 1st period. Habs didn’t show up, AGAIN! Wow did Gainey really screw up. traded Ribeiro, who’s leading Dalas in points, for a has been over the hill player. No wonder Gainey can’t make a decent trade, or sign a decent player. Guess that’s why he never makes tradesany more. they all blow up in his face! It seems every game recently, we’re totally dominated by our opposition, and look bad.

  4. #4 habs2010 says:
    December 23, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    sorry for the mispelling. But I’m sure you get the jest of my comments.

  5. let’s not get all up in arms about Gainey trading Ribeiro, pretty much everybody wanted to chase him out of town after all those screw ups in the Carolina series.

  6. Patrick,speak for yourself dude!

  7. #7 Rubberman says:
    December 23, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    I agree with Patrick. Many (I’m not saying all) were calling for a trade involving Ribeiro.

    Anyway, isn’t this day that the HAbs have lost many times in a row, dating back to the 90′s?

    The Habs are okay. Disappointing at times, a little too often but I’ll still cheer for them. I ain’t jumping on the band wagon or getting off when they start losing. My opinion of them doesn’t change from game to game.

    DOes anyone know if Gainey tried to resign last yr and Gilette begged him to stay? Has anyone heard this one?

    GO HAbs go!

  8. Ya, it was after trying to make Niniimaa?a power forward,lol

  9. #9 habs mojo says:
    December 23, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Hey Latelentless

    Skick on the ice in front of the net..
    Get him off the ice on power plays..
    What do they see in this guy!!! Pathetic

  10. #10 habs2010 says:
    December 23, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    RDS interviewed Muller between the 2nd and 3rd period, and asked Muller why the habs look so terrible tonight. And they do! they’re not even in this game. You know that great road record we have? well, by the end of this road trip, we’ll be at only 500. and our PP isn’t #1 anymore,and sliding fast, our defence is non existent, our offence, well there isn’t any,and well look simply awful! we’re playing like we want to finish in the cellar. Why am I saying we? I don’t play for this team, and who would want to?

  11. habs mojo,your not trying to blame one Hab for this shit effort are you?You do know this is a team sport and requires team effort?Have you seen that by our Habs team yet?Didn’t think so!!!

  12. Wow, whoever traded Ribs is a pilon,OUCH!!!!

  13. #13 habs2010 says:
    December 23, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    that’s Gainey! so Hamrshit just gave a gift goal to Ribeiro, who has 3 points so far tonight. Can we trade Carbo, Gainey, and the entire habs team, to anyone who wants garbage? So how do you spell relief? geting rid of every single habs player, coach, GM, president,scout, and owner!

  14. Ribs got the last laugh……

    Good for him.

    Bad for Price.

  15. #15 habs mojo says:
    December 23, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Price looked soft

    Koivu looked soft

    Latendresse looked out of place

    We need some toughness on this team.. Grrrrrrrrrrrr

  16. #16 habs2010 says:
    December 24, 2007 at 12:23 am

    we just plain look like an AHL team playing an NHL team! we don’t compete, and we NEVER play for 60 minutes! Of course the way we played tonight, we couldn’t even beat a junior B team!

  17. #17 patrick says:
    December 24, 2007 at 3:24 am

    Are you really a Habs fan? ha ha…no seriously?

  18. Carbo has the unique ability to destroy a player.Ryder is a prime example-he has lost all his confidence.Now the goalies-by the end of the year by Carbo’s unique ability to make players lose confidence-I predict both goalies will suck.We will have 2 number 2 goalies.Great coaches like Vince Lombardi NEVER publicly humiliated a player which Carbo does often-you keep it in the dressing room.The proof of how he has lost this team waqs the 2nd of last game in New York last year,and the Toronto (last) game.It was Carbo’s fault they didn’t make the play offs and they won’t again.Carbo is mentally offensively Challenged.Great coaches make their players better.He make sthem worse.But don’t worry we have “einstein” Gainey in the GM’s office;lets see trade a young up and comer like Ribero for a washed up has been like Ninima-yea that’s the ticket!Bob duh! Gainey manages like he played,up and down the wing with no creativity at all;he is clueless.Canadiens will be 14th by year end-worse than last year.

  19. #19 habs mojo says:
    December 24, 2007 at 4:31 am

    Dude of course it’s a team effort.. Duh

    It was comment during the game..

  20. #20 orilliaborn says:
    December 24, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    I’m a guy who wouldn’t want to see Mike Rebeiro back with the Habs even if he scored 100 goals this year with Dallas. Rebeiro in Montreal was a self-centred player who cared only about getting a better contract, not about his team. He was rumoured to be the leader of one of the cliques that divided the team, and I saw with my own eyes on TV one night, with the Habs down by a goal against Pittsburgh and with the microphone on, he skated up to Sidney Crosby with a big smile on his face and asked if he could have his stick. It was right then that I wanted this jerk gone.

  21. #21 habs2010 says:
    December 24, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    that jerk leads his team in scoring including 20 goals. Is there anyone on the habs that has 20 goals, or even close to it? The reason players leave here, and do so well elsewhere,is: the pressure here from the media, lousy teams here, and the coache’s inability to both communicate and teach players how to play, and win. Let’s see… Leclair couldn’t do it here,Ribeiro, Tucker,Samsonov,and the list goes on and on. What bothers me, is players that we could have drafted, and didn’t, and have since become great players elsewhere. It’s just unbelievable that wasted and poor scouting.
    Excellent scouting is the difference between Montreal and Ottawa!

  22. #22 orilliaborn says:
    December 24, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Samsonov was finished before he even put the Habs jersey on. That was just a mistake pick up by management. Tucker didn’t exactly break out by going to Toronto, he just carried on the way he’d been playing in Montreal, no more, no less. Leclair for sure broke out when he left, and maybe Rebeiro got into the right clique in Dallas and is also using one of his precious Crosby sticks. And maybe Dallas is paying him more than he’s worth and so he’s really happy because it’s only about the money, baby.

  23. #23 habs2010 says:
    December 24, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Gainey just dropped the ball, plain and simple.

  24. At this point Gainey ,Carbo and the rest of the coaching staff and WOOOOOHH,lETS NO FORGET GILLETT have created a new OLYMPIC ball dropping event,lol and are officially off my christmas card list,lol.And don’t even bring up that overstuffed ,overrated ,GOOGLYEYED,baseball cast-off YOOPEE either!!!

  25. #25 habs2010 says:
    December 25, 2007 at 1:20 am

    Merry Xmas fellow hab fans, and Happy New Year! Let’s hope that 2008 is a better year for the habs,than 2007 was! Well, we can dream, can’t we?

  26. #26 patrick says:
    December 25, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Yeah, I can’t wait fot the Habs to put a little winning streak together next year so we can have a break from the negative postings of all the Hab Haters out there (like you). Newsflash this is the age of mediocrity, obviously not comprehended on this site most of the time (between those who swear Huet/Koivu/Gainey = antichrist, and those who say things like, if only we had Ovenchkin and Lecavalier then we’d beat everyone). Just look to the standings for a clue, there’s Ottawa, Washington, and then everyone in between, all of whom (including OTT and WASH) will put together a winning or losing streak once in a while. This is salary cap hockey.

  27. #27 habs2010 says:
    December 25, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Patrick: the only one who posts negative comments, is YOU, and you criticize every single habs blogger! We’re entitled to our opinions, and if we all agree on something, then it must be true.
    Well, I did wish all fellow hab bloggers a merry xmas and happy new year, EXCEPT YOU!

  28. #28 MrBigTime says:
    December 26, 2007 at 12:00 am

    block him until 2010…

  29. #29 patrick says:
    December 26, 2007 at 3:56 am

    ha ha ha, I was going to cut and paste your posts but what’s the point? go back and read them for yourself. Look I honestly think you love to hate the habs. I’m not trying to antagonize you here, I’m just saying step back for a minute and remember that his is a hockey team that YOU actually cheer for.

    ps I don’t criticize every habs blogger, and there does not seem to be a consensus that the habs suck.

  30. #30 habs2010 says:
    December 26, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    You are the ONLY one criticizing me, so back off, and let us speak our peace, even if you don’t agree. A blog is a website for hab fans to view their opinions, and there is no such concepts as right or wrong, just differences of opinion. If I weren’t a habs fan, I wouldn’t get so frustrated when they lose. Hab fans get upset when their team loses, because that is the definition of a TRUE FAN! Guess you’re not!

  31. Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to all of the Habs Fans everywhere.

    Lets put all of our differnces behind us in the new year. Let bigones be bigones.

    Let’s hope that the New Year will be Montreal’s year.

    We always love our Children and you love them more when they are bad.

    Lets love our Habs in good times and love them even more when they are bad.

    God Bless us. Every one.

  32. #32 groundworking says:
    December 26, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Jason Blake, 21 pts in 35 games, is ahead of Kovalev on the All-Star ballot. Democracy at work. Why do fans choose the All-Star teams? That’s a huge disadvantage to the top notch players on small market teams. In any case, I don’t want to see a bunch of average NHL players on the all-star team, so let’s get some more votes together for Kovalev.

  33. #33 Telemaximus says:
    December 27, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Gainy should make every effort to sign alex ovechkin. Build a team around him
    Montreal has not had a super star since lefleur.Even if 3 or 4 good players are given up it would be worth it for the future of this team

  34. #34 habsfan4life says:
    January 15, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Everyone seems to be getting on Gainey’s case for the Ribeiro trade. Fact is he wasn’t producing up to their expectations and i don’t think he could handle the pressure in Montreal. Plus if it wasn’t for the new NHL he probably wouldn’t be doing that great. Look at what Gainey has done. He trade for Kovalev for which i might add is playing really well this year. He signed Markov to a long term contract. And also signed Hamirlik which is a great defensive improvement on Sourray. Sourray is hurt this year. Gainey even tried to sign him but he wanted to move back home. He drafted Price with the 5th overall draft pick. He traded Rivet and got a first round draft pick out of it and cleared some cap space. As for the Samsonov signing, he traded him in the off season, and bought out the 2 marginal players he received. Look at what he did in Dallas as a GM. He won the cup, i think the fans need patience, they have a great young team, they just need a few years to mesh.

  35. #35 Hab Hater Number 1 says:
    February 21, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I am so sick of hearing all about how well the Canadiens are doing this year. I am so sick of this team playing all home games in the month of March for the 11th or 12th season in a row. This team never seems to have an extended road trip of any description and if and when they do it falls during the Christmas Holiday season so they get a break in between. It would be interesting to see what this overachieving team would do if they had to play like the rest of the teams in the NHL. Ottawa is now heading into a stretch where they play 6 games in 9 days…poor little Canadiens never, ever have to do this.

    Of course you have the best powerplay in the league; it is because your team is constantly on the power play when you are losing. You can predict with great accuracy that if this team is down with 5 minutes left in the third period that at least one man for the other team is in the box. This is a sure fire bet; don’t believe me watch for yourself. There is always a cheap penalty called near the end of every game when this team is losing.

    I am sick of the favourtism this team gets by the NHL…team rarely plays back to back, rarely on Sundays and never more than 2 or 3 games in a week. The problem is that the Canadiens are in a french province where everyone thinks that they deserve favourtism because of the language issues. I don’t even consider this team a Canadian team because if Quebec had it’s way they would be their own country. One may say that this is not how the club feels but that is not true. Your team will choose a player if he has a french name over anyone else. You used to have the pick of all the french players in the 50′s and 60′s…no wonder you won so many cups. You will pick a dumb french coach over one that is English and has more skill. Your star players Kovalev and Koivu both spoke out this year about the favourtism given to the French players…it is not just me thinking this way when you have your stars speaking out about this. No wonder Sheldon Souray couldn’t wait to get the hell out of little France!

    I am so fed up with all the favourtism that I don’t even enjoy watching hockey any more. I can feel yet another very undeserved Stanley Cup being awarded to a team that should be in the basement of the standings. When and if the NHL ever evens up the score then we will all see how bad this team really is.

    I have had enough of this team and this league.

    Number One hab hater on the face of the earth. On that famous New Year’s eve game againt the Russians in 1976 I was going for the Russians! That should tell all of you how much I despise this team, the language and what they represent. Good thing Carbaneau is a good whiner…it is what he has always done best.

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