Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers sign Vinny Prospal, 1 yr. $1.1 million
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08-16-2009, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by azrok22 View Post
Well, I believe Brooks uses his paper space to push his agenda.

The fact he was the only legitimate media source suggesting Richards to the Rangers, in addition to the Dallas writer denying the report makes me believe Brooks wants Richards.
Reporting has now become an agenda?

The Rangers have held conversations with Dallas regarding Brad Richards, who has two years remaining on a contract carrying an annual $7.8M cap hit, and with San Jose concerning Patrick Marleau, who has one year to go at $6.3M on his deal, but there's no indication at this time that either player is on his way to Broadway.

Suggesting? If Sather has spoken to Nieuwendyk about Richards,that's suggesting?

There is, however, widespread belief that Dallas owner Tom Hicks' financial problems -- his team canceled prospects camp in order to save money -- will force the Stars to cut payroll . . . with the cutting to feature former Tampa Bay Conn Smythe winning first-line center Brad Richards, who has two years at $7.8 million remaining on his deal.

It would take a newer new math to figure out how the Rangers could accommodate Richards under the cap, but there is no doubt that Sather will try if Dallas has to move him.

Brooks is the only hockey writer in NY worth his salt. The other guys are linking their blogs to Larry's articles. That's sad for them. He has written about the Rangers talking to Dallas about Richards but he has also written the deal is not close to happening.

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