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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 for the Stars as they get rid of an aging Ribeiro, who only has one year left on his contract worth $5 million. He struggled in his role as the number one center for Dallas. He couldn’t win face-offs, played poorly on defense and struggled against opposing top lines. It’s not as big of a loss as Stars fans would think. He had no future for the team and the Stars got a nice prospect in return.
Eakin was one of the Capitals top prospects. He’s a really fast player (really really fast) with a solid two-way game. He’s more talented on the offensive side of the ice and looks like he’ll be a solid second-lin...
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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,...
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...
The Stars' decision to trade Mike Ribeiro to Washington for 21-year-old center prospect Cody Eakin and a second-round pick seems to be a pretty clear indication the Stars are going into a bit of a rebuilding mode now that the club has narrowly missed the playoffs in each of the last two seasons.
Eakins developed into a fine offensive player at the junior level but projects...
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...
It seems like almost the end of a mini-era in Dallas. Mike Ribeiro came over in a trade from Montreal in September 2006 in one of the more lopsided trades ever made by the franchise as they sent short-stayed defenseman Janne Niinimaa the other way. The somewhat enigmatic Ribeiro found his way in to the [...]
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...
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...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Mike Ribeiro was shipped out Friday by the Dallas Stars and now we wait and see if the same will happen to Steve Ott as the club tries to reshape its core a little and get younger.
A source told ESPN.com that Ott is getting plenty of interest, just as he did before the trade deadline.
Maybe it’s just me, but Ott’s size and versatility as a second...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN, • Still don’t quite get the plan for the Columbus Blue Jackets, unless it’s to ensure another season of mediocre hockey that will leave them far removed from a playoff berth yet again.
A team that has struggled mightily to draft and develop its own players on Friday gave up three draft picks—two fourth-round picks and a second-round pick—for...
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...
Going into the 2012 NHL Entry Draft there were three principal objectives I’d hoped the Capitals would achieve beginning Friday night: Keep both no. 1 picks; draft for size; draft for right wing.
Check. Check. And check.
And if they could somehow manage to address the center position on the second line — a three-year eyesore and competitive albatross, as my blogger colleague...
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...
Flyers trade G Sergei Bobrovsky to The Blue Jackets for the Blue Jackets' No. 45 and No. 117 picks in this year's draft along with a fourth-round pick in 2013.
The Stars trade forward Mike Ribeiro to the Capitals for forward Cody Eakin and a second-round pick, 54th overall, in the 2012 Draft.
The Ducks trade D Lubomir Visnovsky to the Islanders for a second-round pick...
Well last night sure was interesting. Several players changed teams (Mike Ribeiro, Sergei Bobrovsky, Lubomir Visnovsky), with Pittsburgh making two separate blockbuster (Jordan Staal, Zbynek Michalek). Full details of Round One can be found here.
As for the Rangers, they stayed quiet on the trade front. Well, that is if you don’t include that the Rangers were in on the discussions...
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...