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Trade: Caps acquire Ribeiro from Dallas

Jun 22, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT

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The Washington Capitals have added some offense to the roster in a major way, acquiring forward Mike Ribeiro from Dallas in exchange for Cody Eakin and the 54th overall pick at this year’s draft.

Ribeiro, 32, had 63 points in 74 games for Dallas last year, finishing tied for first in assists (45). He’s in the final year of a deal that pays $5 million annually and, according to Capgeek, had a modified no-trade clause (could specify a 10-team no-trade list.)

Eakin, 21, was taken in the third round (85th overall) at the 2009 draft and made his NHL debut this seaason. He went on to play in 30 games for Washington, recording 4G-4A-8PTS.

It’s an interesting deal for Washington. The move sees Ribeiro return to the Eastern Conference (he played in Montreal from 1999-2006), where he’ll likely replace the offense lost with Alex Semin, who appears ready to bolt the Caps on July 1.

  1. rockthered1286 - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Love the move! And we didn’t lose much of anything in the trade given our plethora of picks!

    • dipthatchip - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

      absolutely dude. stoked. once our coaching is sorted out then I’ll have hope

  2. fishtales10 - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    What is Dallas thinking? Goals magically will score themselves?

  3. bethgoesglobal - Jun 22, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    That’s what I’m talking about! Was wishing the Caps would some how get Ribeiro at this springs trade deadline. Hope he fits in as well as I think he can! AND F. Forsberg- today is a good day and can only get better!! :-)

  4. oquintero99 - Jun 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Wow. Disappointing move by the Stars. Wonder if they are in the Parise sweepstakes

  5. tonyromoisterrible - Jun 23, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    What is a seaason?

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