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12-30-2010, 10:33 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
There is not too much of a choice. There is no elite center on the horizon that hits the FA market after Richards. Either you stay the course and hope for the best or you go after Richards and dump big contracts via buy outs.
Sure you can hope that Stepan eventually works out as a future #1 center, although highly unlikely and more likely a #2 center. You can hope to fill the void with rotating 2nd and 3rd line centers when they are hot. Meanwhile Gaborik works himself closer to the end of his contract, maybe the end of his career and a 40 goal scorer is wasted. Windows of opportunity are only open for so long.
If Dallas cannot tender an offer at seasons end because of their financial situation and Richards becomes a FA - buy out the contracts of Dru and Rozi, they are not the solution and go after Richards.
I am not in favor of a trade to acquire Richards when it comes to our youth but at the same time I am not totally against it.
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