Laviolette’s Benching of Ribeiro Could Extend to Game 4

The Nashville Predators made a surprising move ahead of a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 Tuesday by scratching center Mike Ribeiro. Ribeiro’s been the target of criticism these playoffs for untimely penalties and lack of scoring. Despite having 50 points in 81 regular season games, Ribeiro has just an assist through nine playoff games. Embed from Getty Images...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

Watch Predators’ Ribeiro lose his cool, spear Ducks’ Perry in the midsection

For the second consecutive game, the Predators were beaten handily on home ice. In Game 4, with a chance to take a 3-1 series lead, Nashville suffered a 4-1 loss, and the home team’s frustrations were never clearer than late in the second period when center Mike Ribeiro dropped Ducks winger Corey Perry with a spear to the midsection. The shot by Ribeiro came with 11 seconds left...
Via The Hockey News
12 days ago

WATCH: Gotta See It: Ribeiro nails Perry with a spear

Watch as Mike Ribeiro pulls a Corey Perry on Corey Perry, spearing him in the gut.
Via SportsNetCanada
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville’s Blueprint to Playoff Success

It’s actually here. The Stanley Cup playoffs begin this week. With many tasks, a plan to complete that goal is begun by preparing and mapping out a blueprint or steps to follow for success. While winning playoff hockey games isn’t comparable to building a skyscraper, the premise remains the same.   Healthy Blueline   Nashville still possesses a top defense core after the Seth...
Via The Predatorial
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Weber, Predators cap perfect trip with 2-1 win over Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Shea Weber's power-play goal in the second period stood up as the winner, helping the Nashville Predators complete a perfect road trip with a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. The Predators, who opened the night one point out of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference, finished a four-game trip 4-0-0, having also beaten Winnipeg, Edmonton...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Neal scores twice and Predators beat Rangers 5-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Neal scored twice, Mike Ribeiro had three assists and the Nashville Predators held off the New York Rangers 5-3 on Monday night. Filip Forsberg, Craig Smith and Ryan Ellis also scored for the Predators. Roman Josi added two assists, Pekka Rinne had 26 saves and Nashville won for the third time in four games. Jesper Fast, Rick Nash and J.T. Miller had...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators hold off visiting Wild, 3-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.Filip Forsberg and James Neal also scored for Nashville, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Shea Weber had two assists, and Pekka Rinne stopped an early penalty shot.Zach Parise and Jason Zucker had goals for the Wild, who had...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ribeiro leads Predators over Wild 3-2 to snap 3-game skid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Filip Forsberg and James Neal also scored for Nashville, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Shea Weber had two assists, and Pekka Rinne stopped an early penalty shot. Zach Parise and Jason Zucker had goals for the Wild...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #63 Mike Ribeiro

The reclamation project that helped vault Nashville back into the playoff picture. The 35 year old center was brought on board last summer after being bought out by the Coyotes. What he accomplished on the ice this past season was above anyone’s expectations. Anchoring the first line from the outset, he compiled 62 points and suited up every night.   Ribeiro’s playmaking ability...
Via The Predatorial
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Division Offseason Roundup: Nashville Predators

  After our analysis of the St. Louis Blues yesterday, our 2015 Central Division Offseason Roundup series continues with the Nashville Predators. The Predators’ biggest move in the 2014 offseason was undoubtedly the firing of veteran head coach Barry Trotz, who was replaced by former Philadelphia Flyers coach Pete Laviolette. Laviolette led the Predators to second place in the...
Via BSN Denver
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ribeiro settles lawsuit accusing Predators center of assault

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Predators center Mike Ribeiro and his wife have settled a lawsuit in which their nanny accused the player of sexual assault. An arbitrator met July 6 for eight hours before settling the lawsuit. His report was entered Wednesday in the Eastern District of the U.S. District Court in Texas. The settlement came an amended complaint was filed June 18 providing more...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators re-sign Mike Ribeiro to 2-year, $7 million deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators are keeping forward Mike Ribeiro, who has signed a two-year, $7 million contract on the opening day of free agency. Ribeiro said Wednesday he's ''more than ecstatic.'' The 35-year-old Ribeiro scored 15 goals and had a team-record 47 assists for the Predators this past season. He was sued in March by a woman who accuses him of sexual...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators re-sign Mike Ribeiro to 2 year deal

As expected, Mike Ribeiro has resigned with the Nashville Predators according to TSN’s Aaron Ward. The deal is reported to be a 2 year contract worth $7 million (about $3.5 million each season). Ribeiro was second on the team in scoring this past season with 62 points in 82 games, one point behind the team leader. The forward led the team in assists as well with 47, and had a high...
Via isportsweb.com
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators offseason update

The 2015 NHL Draft has officially come to a close and the Nashville Predators are still attempting to bring back much of last year’s roster that brought such success. The Predators kicked off the off-season strong by making sure that center Mike Fisher does not hit the free agency market. The team locked up Fisher with a 2 year, $8.8 million dollar deal. Fisher scored 19 goals...
Via isportsweb.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Poile Offers Contract to Ribeiro, Comes Under Fire

On the eve of the NHL Draft, a report came out that GM David Poile had offered a contract to unrestricted free agent Mike Ribeiro, the team’s number one center a season ago. While the terms of the proposal are unclear (it was rejected), what IS certain is the response from fans being appalled at the very thought he would ...
Via Predneck Nation
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Nanny provides new details of alleged assault by Ribeiro

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A woman accusing Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro of sexually assaulting her has provided more details in an amended complaint. The complaint filed Thursday in the Eastern District of the U.S. District Court in Texas says the then-18-year-old woman was asked to help the Ribeiro family settle into their new Virginia home in August 2012 after working as...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Why re-signing Mike Ribeiro is a priority this offseason

Mike Ribeiro was a new name to the lineup of the Nashville Predators to begin the season. The center was picked up by the Predators as they bought out his contract from the Arizona Coyotes. By the end of the season, Ribeiro was an integral part of the Predators’ offense, producing 62 points (15G, 47A), good for second most points among his team. The front office of the Nashville...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: A look at the offseason

It was an impressive season for the Nashville Predators as they were a force to be reckoned with in the Central Division. Despite a season that was cut short in the first round of the playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Predators took many great strides to improve the team’s performance in the NHL this year. As the Predators battled with the St. Louis Blues for first place...
Via isportsweb.com
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Offseason Moves For The Predators

View image | gettyimages.com It was yet again a disappointing playoffs for the Predators. This is a big offseason as some big name players that are free agents. They should have almost $29 million in cap space so some changes sure will be made. Here are the top 5 they need to make in the offseason. 5. Sign a winger who can shoot… maybe two. The have alot of playmakers but they...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Ribeiro punches Andrew Shaw in face on bench (Video)

Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro punched Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw square in the face as Shaw sat on the bench during the final minutes of Sunday's Game 3 of their Western Conference first round playoff series.The punch was apparent retaliation for Shaw grabbing Ribeiro's right arm as he battled for the puck with Jonathan Toews near the Blackhawks bench. Amazingly...
Via Holdout Sports
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawsuit alleges Predators center Mike Ribeiro assaulted nanny

  Mike Ribeiro's former nanny in Texas is suing the Predators center for assaulting her and his wife for threatening her in 2012. In the lawsuit obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, A.T. alleges Ribeiro caused ''bodily injury'' and asks for more than $1 million in damages along with other relief. The lawsuit was filed the lawsuit July 24 in Collin County District Court in...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville's Mike Ribeiro proving he can still be productive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Whether Mike Ribeiro is having a rebound season or it's simply great timing by Nashville, the veteran center is making the Predators' gamble to sign him pay off in a big way. Ribeiro anchors the top line for a team currently sitting atop the NHL's standings with 89 points. He also ranks second on the Predators with 51 points, his most since 2011-12 in his last...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators escape with shootout win over lowly Sabres

  Mike Ribeiro and the NHL-leading Nashville Predators got the fortunate bounce they needed to fend off the last-place Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Ribeiro tied the game with 4:17 left in regulation, and Filip Forsberg sealed a 2-1 victory in the fourth round of the shootout. ''We had some good scoring chances and couldn't score,'' Ribeiro said after the Predators outshot the...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

In contract years, Fisher and Ribeiro excelling in Laviolette's offense-friendly system

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This year the Predators will see two of their players enter into the fairly exclusive "Over 35" club: Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro. Nashville's newest members will find themselves looking at possible free agency this summer as their contracts expire. While talks to get Fisher and Ribeiro both signed before the season ends appear to already be underway, both veterans...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Mike Ribeiro robbed by the toe of Andrei Vasilevskiy

Andrei Vasilevskiy hasn’t seen too much work in Tampa Bay behind Ben Bishop, but he’s been outstanding in the few starts he has seen. That high level of play continued against the Nashville Predators as he made an unreal toe save on Mike Ribeiro. Via @myregularface: The post GIF: Mike Ribeiro robbed by the toe of Andrei Vasilevskiy appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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