5 years ago

The Washington Capitals grabbed Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars for Cody Eakin and the 54th overall pick in 2012.

Ribeiro fills a need that the Capitals have been dealing with for years: second-line center. Ribeiro can be a polarizing figure, but he's absolutely a legitimate No. 2. In fact, with a 63-point season last year and a 73-point output in 2011-12, he might even be a "1b." Either way, it's a great move by Washington.