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12-29-2010, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by BobSantos View Post
That's not entirely correct. Next year his buyout, as has been repeatedly demonstrated, will be :

2011-2012: $3,716,667
2012-2013: $1,666,667

That means to sign Richards, at his current salary, you will need approx 11.5 million cap dollars next year. So Richards and Drury will eat almost 20% of our salary cap next season.
So, essentially, what you're saying is meaningless since Richards won't be signed at his current salary, not to mention that we don't need to buy Drury out to sign Richards when we can just wait one season till his contract ends.

Originally Posted by HenrikTheKing30 View Post
Don't even get into it. The OP was one of the Kovalchuk guys this summer. The bolded point was explained over and over again this summer to no avail.
I'm just curious. How many of these young guys will average 40 goals per season for the duration of their career, like Kovalchuk has for the 7 years before the last 3 months?

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