Contract talks not a distraction for Caps' Ribeiro

Mike Ribeiro becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 5. (QMI AGENCY)

Mike Ribeiro becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 5. (QMI AGENCY)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:58 PM ET

Mike Ribeiro is adamant he’s not worrying about his next payday.

The way the Washington Capitals’ slick centre sees it, his body of work is going to leave him in a good financial position, lengthy playoff run or not.

He’s probably right.

Gifted passers like Ribeiro are tough to find and teams will be lining up for his services if the 33-year-old becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 5.


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