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.
Julien says Lundqvist’s acting ‘doesn’t need to be on the ice’
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.