Saturday, September 30, 2006


As Charles Teljour might put it, the Spineless Hab Weasel (Ribeiro Fakus Maximus) and a 6th round pick in '08 has been dealt to Dallas for (Can I buy a vowel?) Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round pick in '07.
Ribeiro and Niinimaa had disappointing seasons last year. Ribeiro was not impressing the Canadiens' coaching staff and during this preseason. Niinimaa was being benched by the Stars late last year. So it really is more of a change of scenery for both that may help them, with the Habs absorbing $600,000 more cap spenditure on Niinimaa, who is worth $2.508 million.....ouch. For that price he had better not be, as Temujin would say, a s**t-at-home-type defenceman!
The Stars really didn't need any more D anyways,especially with the additions of Darryl Sydor and Jaroslav Modry in the offseason. So Ribero will give them even better depth at center.


At October 1, 2006 at 3:09 a.m. , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

I think the Stars won this deal because they needed a 2nd centre more than the Habs needed a defenceman like Niinima.

At October 1, 2006 at 10:20 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I think you are right. Ribeiro could get 50 points, and Niinimaa could be -50 for the year!


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