Thread: Speculation: Brad Richards
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03-05-2011, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by OcAirlines View Post
You mean if Pegula had already been here we would've give Drury 7 million ?
If I had to choose, I would have kept Briere over Drury. But, I believe that with the right moves, we could have signed them both for less than they took elsewhere. 5 years, $5 or $6 million cap hit each, and I think we would have been much better off the last few years.

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Maybe it's because i wasn't following the Sabres back then, but i still don't get why so many fans want Drury back. Maybe he was a good player and captain in Buffalo, but he wasn't worth the money he got from New York and i don't think he would've signed at a severe discount like 5,5 or 6 million to stay in Buffalo. Just imagine another underperforming offensive player getting Vanek-money .
I understand that point of view, and I don't particularly want Drury back if there are better options, certainly not as his full current salary. But if he could function as a 3rd line center, for a reasonable price ($1.5? $2?), then I think we could definitely use his services.

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