Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 7/15/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 05: Mike Ribeiro #63 of the Dallas Stars wiats for play against the Los Angeles Kings during the game at the Staples Center on March 5, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
If proof was ever needed that the Nashville Predators are focusing on the forward position, look no further than today. In an off-season where they’ve already added sniper James Neal and veteran center Olli Jokinen, General Manager David Poile and the Predators signed another offensive weapon this morning. Former All-Star Mike Ribeiro, fresh off of a disappointing season with the Phoenix Coyotes in which he was bought out of his four-year, $22 million deal after just a single season, is now a Predator. “It didn’t go the way I wanted it to go in Phoenix,” Ribeiro admitted with a heavy heart. “I was separated during the year. I didn’t really see my children. That made me not focus on my job. I just wanted the year to be over so I could actually go work on [my family] and on being a healthy person. I think I’ve done that. My head’s really clear and I have my family with me.” “He and his family have gone through a lot of personal issues over the past year,” Poile added. “Those issues h
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