Thread: LeBrun: Rangers WANT Richards
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12-05-2010, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Man Bear Pig View Post
The cap hit wouldn't really be an issue later on in the season. It would have little effect on any deal for most teams who have a little space.
Very true, at the deadline it isn't much, and for the teams I outlined, they can pretty much acquire him now. However, 7.8 is such a big number that at the deadline there will be some teams that still can't afford it. However, teams like San Jose, Pittsburgh, Boston, Vancouver, Calgary (who might have been legitimately interested), Ottawa, Minnesota, and even Montreal might have a bit too much trouble taking it on. Would any of them really been after him? Maybe not, but for a few that cap hit knocks them out of the race, or at least it appears that way to me. Even one less bidder because of his cap hit could drastically alter his value. I don't thin that will be the case, but it is possible.

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