So, with the 4th best points total in the league, what should the Rangers do?
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12-20-2010, 12:51 AM
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If we sign this guy it will be to a long-term deal. He's about to cash in on his best year and get what will most likely be his final NHL contract.
The presence of this guy on the roster may be potentially positive for a few seasons - maybe two - before he starts his inevitable decline. I would even argue that he returns to regular form after this contract year is over. That means 60-70 points not 90 or 100.
So - he may be ok. But destroying the core means more than trading away our youth.
Richards' presence could also stunt guys like Stepan and Anisimov, from whom he'll be taking playing time.
I don't want to see that happen. In my opinion, that's just as bad for our core as sending these guys away in a trade.
No way, that doesn't make any sense. Two rookies would not resent Brad Richards for joining their team. These kids want to win championships and play with guys like that, why on earth would they object to a great player like that joining their roster?
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