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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 season, he scored 18 goals and 45 assists.  He averaged just over 20 minutes a game last season, more than any other Stars forward.  The one knock on his game is that despite being the top center for Dallas, he was not entrusted with many faceoffs.  His 808 faceoffs ranked him 3rd on the Stars last season and he only won 42.2% of them, a number I would like to see improve a tad.  He is in the final year of a contract that will see him make $5 million next season.

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