Found June 22, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired center Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars in exchange for center Cody Eakin and a second-round draft pick (54th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Ribeiro, 32, ranked tied for second on Dallas with 63 points (18 goals, 45 assists) in 74 games during the 2011-12 season. His 45 assists ranked tied for first on the Stars while his 18 goals ranked fourth. Last season marked the eighth-consecutive season in which Ribeiro has tallied 50 or more points. The Montreal native has recorded 50 or more assists three times in his career and has collected 60 or more points five times in his 12-year career.

Ribeiro trade in line with Stars' new philosophy

In mid-May, the Dallas Stars announced that Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Bob Gainey, who had once served as head coach and later general manager of the club during its glory days of the late 1990s and early 2000s, was returning to the organization as a consultant to the hockey operations department. Once Gainey was introduced at the press conference at American Airlines Center,...

Capitals Acquire Mike Ribeiro

The Washington Capitals acquired center Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars for Cody Eakin and a 2012 second rounder (54th overall).  The Capitals, and us fans, are hoping that McPhee has finally found the 2nd line center he has been looking for since Sergei Fedorov left in 2009. Mike Ribeiro (32) is coming off his 6th season with the Dallas Stars.  In his 74 games played last...

Ribeiro should be second-line center Caps need

The Capitals went into the draft hoping to address their long-term needs. But before they selected center Filip Forsberg and right wing Thomas Wilson with the 11th and 16th picks of the draft, they addressed their immediate needs by acquiring center Mike Ribeiro. Ribeiro, 32, gives the Capitals the proven second-line center they've been missing since Sergei Fedorov left for...

Capitals Acquire Mike Riberio

The Washington Capitals have acquired center Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars for C Cody Eakin and their second-round pick this year.  Ribeiro, 32, is a skinny playmaking center who was relegated to second-line duty this season in Dallas behind Jamie Benn.  Ribeiro has been a consistent producer for Montreal and Dallas over the last 8 seasons.  He will be expected to score...

Thoughts On The Stars Pick and Other First Round Things

Well, that was a fun filled first round yesterday wasn't it? There were some crazy moves and a wild run on defensemen that led to some massive drops that worked out perfectly for the Stars. They started out the draft by making a big trade, sending away Mike Ribeiro to the Washington Capitals for their second round pick (#54) and 21-year-old center Cody Eakin. It’s a great move...

Stars get younger at center

The words of Les Jackson recently proved prophetic in how the Stars would approach the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft. Dallas' director of player personnel might have tipped the organization's hand a bit as to its draft strategy. "I think we're pretty secure (in the organization) in a lot of positions, but we're a little thin at center ice," Jackson...

Alexander Semin And Dennis Wideman Likely To Hit The UFA Market

from Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington, Asked Saturday if there is anything new with possible negotiations with the two veterans, Caps general manager George McPhee said, “Not at this point. We’ll get back to that stuff this week.” Asked if Semin and Wideman are likely to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, McPhee nodded his head and said, “Yeah, they might.” more...

Capitals Select Thomas Di Pauli in Fourth Round

The Washington Capitals have selected C Thomas Di Pauli with the 100th overall pick in the 2012 Entry Draft.   Di Pauli is committed to play for the University of Notre Dame and classifies himself as a two way player who is good on faceoffs and can shut down the oppositions top players on every shift.  The center was born in Italy, and noted that his family moved to America and...

Washington Capitals bolster offense

The makeover of the Washington Capitals gathered speed with the addition of a quality No. 2 center, veteran Mike Ribeiro.The Capitals sent Cody Eakin and a second-round (54th overall) pick for Ribeiro, who scored 18 goals and added 45 assists last season in Dallas. Washington have tried a number of players in that role during the past few years, including Brooks Laich, Mathieu Perreault...

Coyotes to open season at home vs. Stars

The Coyotes will open the 2012-13 season with a home game against the Dallas Stars on Saturday, Oct. 13. The schedule, announced Thursday, includes visits from Eastern Conference opponents Philadelphia (Dec. 31), New York Rangers (Jan. 5), Pittsburgh (Jan. 12), Boston (Feb. 2), Washington (Feb. 16) and Toronto (March 7). The scheduling format calls for six games (three home, three...

Capitals Select Djoos and Rissling in Seventh Round

The Washington Capitals have selected D Christian Djoos with the 195th overall pick and D Jaynen Rissling with the 197th overall pick. More to follow.

Chandler Stephenson Interview

PITTSBURGH - Below is the transcript of the draft day interview with Capitals' third-round pick, Chandler Stephenson. Image courtesy What’s your initial reaction on finally coming off the board and going to Washington? Just excited, you know.  The whole week, just kinda anxious about where I’m going.  I talked to Washington and wasn’t really sure...

Filip Forsberg Draft Day Interview

Below is the transcript of the draft day interview with Filip Forsberg from last night.  Photo by Andy Green of What’s your initial reaction of going to Washignton? Well, of course it’s a big honor to get to go to the Washington Capitals and to be a part of their great organization so, yeah, really looking forward to it. What did you think when you saw your...

Capitals Select RW Thomas Wilson 16th Overall

With the 16th overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals have selected RW Thomas Wilson.  More to follow.

Capitals Show Promise in Pittsburgh

AP Photo PITTSBURGH, PA – For the last four seasons, the Washington Capitals have lacked a center.  Friday night in the City of Bridges, they may have finally plugged the hole. George McPhee pulled off yet another coup, landing pivot Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars for pennies – center Cody Eakin and the 54th overall pick in the 2012 Draft. Ribeiro, 32, would seem to be...
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