Thursday, March 8, 2012
Thursday Morning Cupcheck - Better Know a Star: Mike Ribeiro
Not mentioned: How my wife thinks he looks like a cartoon character from 1927.
Good morning, hockey fans! Last week we got down to the nittiest gritty with our favorite Dallas Stars players, owners, GMs, and Ice Girls. This week, with the Stars on a 7-0-1 streak (and 8-1-2 since they traded Nick Grossmann for picks), there's plenty to wax philosophic about.
Central to the team's turnaround in fortunes is none other than longtime #2 center Mike Ribeiro. With 26 points in his last 22 games, the flashy little stickhandler has finally been getting the national big-bucks media attention he deserves.
With little to no personal information available anywhere on the internet about this puck stallion, it's time to dig deep for some Fun Facts and get to know the man that makes grown goaltenders weep.
Name: Micheal Tavares Ribeiro
Acceptable Nicknames: Ribs, Ribber, Ribman, Ribanacci Sequence, Ribonator, Portugretzky, Statue of Riberty
Unacceptable Nicknames: Cuddles
Born In: Montreal, Canada
Chased Out Of: Montreal, Canada
Seriously, Tho: About 5'10
Defining Moment as a Montreal Canadien: Rolling around the ice like an Italian League gunshot victim
Nicest Comparison: Peter Forsberg
Meanest Comparison: Janne Niinimaa and a 5th
Strengths: Playmaking ability, on-ice vision, puck patience
Weaknesses: Still thinks Angelina Jolie is hot
Better Than Brad Richards in 2011-12?: Yes
Who Wants Him: Women
Who Wants to Be Him: Men
Preferred DnD Character: Half-drow rogue with assassin prestige class
Looks Eerily Similar To: Robert Downey Jr.
Looks Eerily Nothing Like: Jabba the Hut
Career Goals: 3,4,5 Stanley Cups
Worst Fear: Being trapped in an elevator with albino spiders the size of dogs
Thing He Does Better Than You: Hockey
If He Was a Beer, He'd Be: Dixie White Chocolate
Alternate Universe Career: Male model, dark wizard, Boston Bruin fan favorite
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- Thursday Morning Cupcheck - Grading the 2013 Dallas Stars
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