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Mike Ribeiro looking for long-term extension from Capitals

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12:24 PM ET 03.25 | Capitals center Mike Ribeiro has enjoyed his time in D.C. since arriving in a trade from Dallas last summer, putting up 10 goals and 24 assists to lead the team in points. Ribeiro told the Washington Times he'd prefer to extend "long term" with the Capitals, looking for a four or five year contract that would conceivably take him to the end of his career. The 33-year old is looking for a more permanent home than a two-year or short-term contract would allow, and it seems that Washington has been a good home for him so far.

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March 25, 2013  12:31 PM ET

4 years might be doable. I like all he's brought to the Caps this season....minus all the whining.

March 25, 2013  12:34 PM ET

4 years? he's 33....

March 25, 2013  12:44 PM ET
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4 years? he's 33....

He could have one of those sharp dropoffs al a Briere

March 25, 2013  12:46 PM ET
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4 years? he's 33....

Which is why I said doable.

March 25, 2013  01:11 PM ET
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4 years might be doable. I like all he's brought to the Caps this season....minus all the whining.

A long term contract. Isn't that every player's wet dream?

March 25, 2013  02:05 PM ET
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4 years might be doable. I like all he's brought to the Caps this season....minus all the whining.

I'm not sure I'd go 4, but I agree with you. Plus, I think the whining, flopping and drama all help. I note he drives the other teams absolutely nuts with all that stuff. Throws 'em off their game occasionally. I like him a lot more than I thought I would. He'll help 'em as long as they're in the hunt.

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March 25, 2013  03:11 PM ET

keep hiim around with forsberg coming and perhaps a top 3 pick this off-season...who knows what could happen a year or 2 from now.

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March 25, 2013  03:45 PM ET
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We never go after frenchies. No surrender monkeys here!

Good God...............I hear a rumble getting louder by the minute heading from Montreal. I think, OMG it is, FOIL! And he looks mad.

March 25, 2013  04:20 PM ET
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Good God...............I hear a rumble getting louder by the minute heading from Montreal. I think, OMG it is, FOIL! And he looks mad.

It would be below me to get mad at something so stupid...

March 25, 2013  04:22 PM ET
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We never go after frenchies.

your club's stellar championship record shows it. oh...wait...

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March 25, 2013  11:55 PM ET
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A long term contract. Isn't that every player's wet dream?

Only if he likes the team he's on.

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