What I find as a leaf fan so funny about this is that because Kadri makes the players around him so much better, we literally have the problem of not being able to play Kadri with everyone. So, being that Ribiero is so similar to Kadri, and being that Kadri has success with everyone he plays with this year, and that that are still in need of a top-line centre, it seems that Ribiero would be exactly what we need.
Bozak is just meh defensively - he can't skate / keep up with many players, as seen in the last game against Buffalo on that 4v4 where Hodgson and Pominville owned Bozak, Dion and Gunnar.
Our top line would immediately be an offensive threat, forcing opposing teams to play their top pairing D against either them, or the Kadri line, and either line that's left to play against the 2nd or 3rd pairing D benefits.
Believe me, Ribiero would be a big upgrade for us.
You can rest easy knowing that he did indeed finally get up. There was a tear in the space time continuum and he heard you. He got up.
Seriously, you people disgust me. This happened the same year Bertuzzi almost crippled Steve Moore with a sucker punch to the back of the head. That guy shouldn't be playing hockey today but he is and when he's talked about that incident is brought up less frequently than the Ribeiro video.
If the Caps are sellers, the Leafs definitely have the prospect depth to pull off the deal. Could be something around, say, Tyler Biggs, which would give the Capitals two big, tough power forwards in-waiting.
If just makes no sense for Washington to move him when they're close to the playoff pool.
That's your opinion, and you're certainly entitled to it, but when things are going as well as they are in Montreal right now, in my opinion, it's a colossally stupid idea to even entertain the idea of bringing in a player the could upset the chemistry of the room.
In this case, they know first hand the kind of issues he can bring into a locker room and, on top of that, he adds nothing to the team that they require. They don't need a softish, under-sized forward that distributes the puck well but isn't particularly good at face offs or defensive play.
So you can call it ridiculous, but it seems to be simply common sense to me.