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03-03-2011, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BobSantos View Post
I think you're misreading it. The owner would have to spend on Richards, yes, but the implication to me said that the owner would also have to commit financially to other top-tier players that demonstrate the capacity to win.

The Rangers are not that team right now. Not with Redden and Drury and unfortunately, it seems, Gaborik eating up a huge amount of cap space that could help this team be competitive.
Yes that is the implication but I wasn't misreading. I was merely reading between the lines. Every year the Rangers spend money and commit financially to other top tier players and every year we get the same result. I assuming, which maybe I shouldn't, that Richards knows this, hence why I think the money is more important than winning. Which is fine. That's not to say that I don't want him here or that a healthy Richards doesn't improve this team's chances of success. But when these big FA's come to New York it's definitely not because we've demonstrated the capacity to win.

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