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02-02-2011, 09:20 AM
Give 'em Enough Rope
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The thing that worries me is that Richards will be 31yo when he hits UFA.
If he commands a 7 or 8 year deal, that's going to be $7 to 8M against the cap for a guy that is closer to 40 than 30 for 2 or 3 years.
That would be hard for me to envision Regier even thinking about.
And I don't know that it isn't the right way to think.
Now if they could swing a crazy deal like Roy for Schenn and then you have Richards as a mentor, that might work.....
It's going to be interesting to see if Regier sticks around. And if not, it will be really interesting to see if the next GM blows things up and starts moving the big "core" guys (Roy, Vanek, and Miller).
They have to find some somewhere and for this team, carrying cap vs. real salary under BTG hasn't been an issue, so that may still be the case going forward.
Carter might be another target, via trade, for a pivot to carry the offensive load but they still need a pair of good, no, very good centers to go forward.
I still fear the possibility that they panic *again* and retain Connolly *again*.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
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