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MIKE RIBEIRO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ribeiro faced tough matchup against Legwand in opener win

Months in advance, the Nashville Predators knew they were going to be facing off against the Ottawa Senators and the man who holds a fair majority of their franchise records on offense. New Predators forward Mike Ribeiro, however, had the first-hand experience of going face-to-face over the course of the evening against the former Predators center. With Legwand and Ribeiro...
Via The Predatorial
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ribeiro holds no grudges with Coyotes

The Mike Ribeiro experiment lasted all of one season before behavioral issues led the Coyotes to buy him out just before the NHL Draft in June.  But he didn't appear to hold any grudges after signing a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, despite some blunt comments from Coyotes general manager Don Maloney upon Ribeiro's Valley exit....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators sign forward Mike Ribeiro to one-year deal

The Nashville Predators have found another bargain deal and signed veteran center Mike Ribeiro to a one-year, $1.05 million deal for the upcoming season. Ribeiro was most recently bought out by the Arizona Coyotes, seeing the remaining three years of his contract bought out. While there have been rumors of behavioral issues surrounding Ribeiro in his most recent outing with the Coyotes...
Via The Predatorial
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Smith: Losing Mike Ribeiro ‘real tough’

AP Image On Friday the Arizona Coyotes initialized the buy out of center Mike Ribeiro’s contract.  Ribeiro had signed the contract in July 2013.  It was a four-year contract worth $22 million Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said the buyout was to do with the behavior issues of Ribeiro and nothing to do with cost cutting. “Mike had some real behavioral issues we felt we...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes buy out Mike Ribeiro due to behavioral issues

The Phoenix Arizona Coyotes have bought out three remaining years on Mike Ribeiro’s contract. Ribeiro was owed $5.5 million in 2014-15, $6 million in 2015-16 and $6 million in 2016-17 with an average cap hit of $5.5 million a season. The Coyotes will now pay Ribeiro $1,944,444 through 2019-20 and will end up saving roughly $5.9 million on the contract. However, the team didn...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes buy out Ribeiro, citing behavioral problems

While trades, free agency and the NHL Draft were dominating hockey news on Friday, the Coyotes veered in a stunning direction when they initiated the process to buy out the remaining three years of center Mike Ribeiro's four-year, $22 million deal. According to capgeek.com, the buyout will cost the Coyotes approximately $1.94 million for six years, but it's unclear if other...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes: Five free agents to target

Aside from the draft, the NHL free agency is the best way to build a team. After missing the playoffs, the Phoenix Coyotes are in desperate need of a good offseason, and could use a couple wins in free agency. Never one for huge risks, general manager Don Maloney will likely stay away from the Paul Stastny’s and Thomas Vanek’s of free agency. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ribeiro has been worthless

Say, whatever became of Mike Ribeiro?The veteran NHL center was supposed to provide offensive support for the Phoenix Coyotes. He had excelled in his previous time with coach Dave Tippett with the Dallas Stars.He did pretty solid work for the Washington Capitals behind tip center Nicklas Backstrom. The Coyotes invested $22 million over four years into his playmaking ability, believing...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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