Anaheim Ducks Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose St. Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets
Magazine Schedule Rumors Rankings Teams Headlines Lifestyle Rookie Watch Ice Girls Videos TFP Radio Subscribe
Bookmark and Share
May 22, 2013 | 9:04pm ET
Ribeiro still wants long-term deal
TheFourthPeriod.com

If the Capitals are serious about re-signing center Mike Ribeiro, they're going to have to give him a four- or five-year contract, the Washington Post reports.

Ribeiro, 33, can become an unrestricted free agent July 5, and while he's indicated that he's interested in re-signing with the Caps, his next deal "has to be four or five years."

"If I can stay in the city and retire here, it's more about the kids. I don't want to move them too many times," Ribeiro told the Post. "School -- they're going into high school now, so if I can stay here until they go to college, or stay in the city until they go to college, that's my focus.

"I still believe I can get better. I don't see myself getting worse. It can only get better. I can be out there. I can work out more. There's a lot of room there to improve and that's why I don't think I should have less than four or five years."

Capitals GM George McPhee will have to be very creative with his roster this summer if he intends on signing Ribeiro to a new deal.

As per CapGeek.com, the Capitals have more than $58 million committed to 19 players next season, leaving them with around $6.2 million in free cap space.

The Capitals also need to re-sign restricted free agent defenseman Karl Alzner and center Marcus Johansson, which will likely put them over the $64.3 million salary cap.

McPhee could look to trade some of his players, or buy one or two of them out.

With the exception of the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, who have already used one compliance buyout, each NHL team can use up to two compliance buyouts and not have their salaries count against the salary cap.


Fantasy Hockey  Check out TFP's partnership with DraftKings.com
Extras  NHL Player Photo Shoots | Exclusive NHL lifestyle stories
Magazine  Get to know your favorite players. Subscribe to Hockey's Lifestyle Magazine today!

Join US

SPEAK UP

 
 
 
 
 

TFP Newsletter

 
 
 
Contact Us | Jobs @ TFP | Our Team | Advertise | Privacy Policy
© 2013 TFP Media, Inc. | All Rights Reserved | The Fourth Period™ and Ice Girls™ are registered trademarks.