Thread: Speculation: Brad Richards
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02-23-2011, 12:53 PM
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Whether or not Dallas actually ends up dealing Richards, Regier should be at a minimum throwing his hat in the ring and making Nieuwendyk clearly aware of the Sabres' interest - especially now that Pegula's mantra has eliminated the fears about Richards' contract costs.

Of course, Regier is proibably more likely to sit by his phone and wait for Nieuwendyk to call him and offer Richards rather than to take the initiative and make a pitch.
Renting Richards would be stupid. You'd have to give up a ton of good assets for a few months service in return. And trading for him doesn't give the Sabres a leg up on signing him because I don't see Richards signing here under any condition. I'd love for Regier to make him a pitch after July 1, but that's no guarantee. It's going to take a couple years to make Buffalo an attractive FA destination.

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