Having physical two way players is all fine and dandy, but we need goals! Ribeiro can help in that aspect.
Two way players score goals - and they defend.
I've heard hundreds and hundreds of times here that what the Canucks need are guys who can score in the playoffs
Ribiero has 5 goals in 42 lifetime playoff games.
Just to put that in perspective, who of all Canucks, get complained about the most for not being able to produce in the playoffs?
Raymond - has 7 goals in 51 lifetime playoff games.
Raymond on the other hand, isn't a liability without the puck - he actually backchecks and does his best to contribute in other ways.
Ribiero is just plain the worst two way player on the Capitals - and the same was the case last year in Dallas.
He's an overpayment and not what this club needs. His offensive upside is a wash at best when you consider the rest of his game.
MG would be far better off imo acquiring an actual center - with a reasonable contract - a guy who can actually win faceoffs, play hockey in his own end of the ice and chip in with some scoring - or a legitimate winger who does more than provide the odd flash and is otherwise a liability.