In a matter of 24 hours here this weekend for the NHL draft, the Washington Capitals resolved one of the most immediate needs on their roster and simultaneously replenished their prospect pipeline.

After trading for veteran center Mike Ribeiro, who will fill a need next season, the Capitals’ focus turned to the long term as they sought to make the most of their 10 selections in the draft — nothing short of a bounty, considering they held fewer picks in the past two drafts combined.
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