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02-08-2011, 06:15 PM
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bernmeister
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Originally Posted by BrandNewDream View Post
Trade at the draft for his rights? I'd be willing to send Wolski their way, if they want him. Clears more cap room, and opens up the left side for one of Grachev or Kreider. Thoughts?
I follow you; how about the flip side?
has there been any discussion, assuming this can be enforced, that

Stars not sure they 100% can have $$ to sign Richards, even though possibility of playoff $$ makes sense for them to do so;

so

rather than he walks for nothing,
Trade to NYR for
___________________ fill in the blank, assets / price we can both live with;

now here's the kicker!
The deal is predicated on NYR not agreeing to sign him til say, 30 days after Richards free agency begins.

That gives Stars til then to come up with scratch...
Gives Richards short term view of free agency market now...
Gives NYR Richards for balance of this season --- no guarantee thereafter
so he comes to us 'comparatively' cut rate, helps us with our playoff push..

thoughts...

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