Alan May grades the Capitals' 2012 draft
Sat, 23 Jun 2012|
Csnwashington.com. Capitals 2012 entry draft is history. Now the work begins to shape the young guys in the stars but the headline of this weekend was made via trade before the draft even began. Mike Ribeiro -- now Washington Capitals the caps traded for ribeiro sending kodi in and a second round draft pick. To the Dallas Stars this was before the draft last night for barrel. 32 years old he's a potent second line center last season not 63 points from the start good enough for second on the team. Allen is nice enough to join us via phone from his home in Texas Allen. That -- for so active this weekend we have so much to discuss first what are your thoughts on Mike from bear -- George McPhee said he's been trying to get this guy for awhile. Actually I'm happy that he got MI -- really like Mike -- off of that amount of talent but he I was hoping that they get him at the trade deadline but even that. Fired at the steps needed to play -- ability. People but Alexander diamond with very helped the best guys beat paneling is released back and -- and that we -- very very good player very creative. The power play could be operated by at least by that and -- stand with him just being honest. He gonna give them so many more options offensively. And meantime the draft complete ten picks for the caps this week and most of any team the first rounder. They seem to stand out to start the eleventh overall pick -- -- fourth -- the -- suited for the NHL not related that we here to Peter. How much potential does this young player haven't what do you like best about his game. Why can't the main thing outlawed it -- ability and it Matt. Handling ability very creative on the site that if he didn't have a contract I'd expect them to make the team next beat -- but perhaps the -- here but. -- the capital. Pete is big on the world junior you -- in Sweden. And you he has been grooming himself to -- national hockey the -- and I expect big things that are here from day one. And I early and not a year deepening over Sweden is not gonna hurt hurt -- -- at all. But he's going to be a big contributor watching capital and I still can't believe that they actually got that back. Finally your body check formally on CSN Washington dot com reporting and that makes he has acknowledged the salmon and Wideman are heading towards. On a restricted free agency which I believe is July 1 -- -- thoughts. Well not surprised Alexander stemming I don't think he wanted to come back in the first place and it because all albeit shock but. There are always felt that -- -- an afterthought offensively for the team and if they you know I would love to be template for barrel but I think it's too late there's a lot of -- that you covet him. And I just think he wants -- buying what -- like beyond another franchise and you won't play in the National Hockey League actor that I know that their streak in that are real interest in him. So an interesting few weeks coming. In this offseason coaching decision expected since I know -- we talking to you in the very near future Alan may joining us from his home in Texas thank you so much. You're married to -- in addition to Forsberg and Tom Wilson in the first round the caps also drafted three members of the US national team development programs. -- -- -- -- -- And it Riley barber. Csnwashington.com.