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MIKE RIBEIRO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Laviolette confirms Neal, Ribeiro will get a chance to reunite

Josh Cooper has thrown out some possible line combinations. We countered with a completely different take. And Brandon Felder of The Predatorial has gone so far as to not predict anything. The morale of the story? Nobody knows what to expect. There are a lot of question marks surrounding the Nashville Predators this upcoming season. The Barry Trotz-era is over and that raises a lot...
Via Section 303
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Zone Starts and Mike Ribeiro’s Buyout

The Phoenix Coyotes bought out Mike Ribeiro's contract this summer.  He had signed a four year contract with a $5.5 million cap hit the year before.  Since this contract was signed after the most recent CBA was signed it is not a compliance buyout and will count against the Arizona Coyotes salary cap into the future.  The reason given for the buyout is that Ribeiro had off...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 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
'PISSED BEYOND BELIEF'

Ribeiro's wife blasts Caps on Twitter

Mike Ribeiro's wife Tamara took to Twitter to blast the Washington Capitals for for not attempting to re-sign the veteran after a productive season.

Via Larry Brown Sports
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Ribeiro trade leaves hole in Stars' roster

There is some coping mechanism inside us all that tries to move on when a favorite goes away. Especially when it comes to our teams and our players. Invariably, one of our teams is going to make a move. This move is going to be grounded in logic and part of a bigger plan that will possibly make sense around the next corner. However, this move is going to take away a player that you...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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