Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals turn the page on Thursday night’s 3-2 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild and board a flight today for Phoenix to take on the 11-4-2 Coyotes:
Over the summer there was a lot of time spent on this website debating the value – and replacement value - of Mike Ribeiro.
2012-13: 21-18-9, 51 points
Where they finished: 4th in the Pacific, 10th in the West, 19th in NHL
From the time the Capitals acquired him from the Dallas Stars at the 2012 NHL draft, Mike Ribeiro made it clear he wanted to make Washington his home for the long term.