Thread: Speculation: Mike Ribeiro
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12-01-2009, 09:28 PM
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Despite what camp you are in, RE: Richards vs. Savard, it doesn't matter, only one of them would be available at this point; Richards.

Savard was resigned for 7 years! For a 32 year old that's crazy.

Richards' contract is up after next season. So, looking at what Savard got, you could renegotiate with him for a similar length and yearly cap hit. And he's 3 years younger. So he would be in his mid-30's when his contract expires.

Richards is exactly the kind of player the Rangers need.

Look to move Rozsival or Redden in the Richards deal, and then move the other one later on. And let Drury's contract run out.

Richards/Gaborik would be dominant.


Of course, the ideal situation would be to get Kovalchuk, so we can have the one-two punch. But looking at the situation in Atlanta now, it's a very long shot in the dark to hope that Kovalchuk leaves Atlanta, or that Atlanta makes him available.

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