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02-24-2013, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BigG44 View Post
Most expected a 1st for Ribeiro, and that didn't happen. I don't think it's impossible, but 2013 is being touted as another deep draft so teams will be reluctant to move those top picks.

If they get the same return as Ribeiro, it will be a big win considering he's just a rental and the Caps got a full year with Ribs.

My guess would be they won't get a prospect as close to the NHL as they did with Cody Eakin.
Pretty different situations. The deadline isn't the same climate as the draft. And Eakin + 2nd is basically equivalent to a mid-late 1st. Ryder also doesn't have Ribs' baggage.

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