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02-08-2011, 10:58 AM
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My preference is to also sign Richards, however, I think it's a bit foolish to first assume that he will still be a UFA and he will sign with us.

I will never understand the mindset that assumes we are the only players out there that are willing and able to sign a player.

To me, the "we can just sign him for nothing come 07/01/11" is a bit arrogant and totally under estimating the financial climate for other teams.

While I am today and tomorrow always in favor of building from within, when you have a plethora of youth that we have, mving a few assets to get that asset that we have been unable to draft is not the end of the world.

losing a Grachev and Zucs and Gilroy doesn't put a slight dent in the youth movement. The asset that hurts the most is the 1st in 2011.

Basically you would be trading a 1st, a 3rd and two UFA signings for a legit #1 center.

If you could guarantee that we get richards as a UFA on 07/01/11, then I'm all for it.

No one can provide that guarantee.

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