Thread: Speculation: Brad Richards
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03-06-2011, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Sabretip View Post
Granted, it's Garrioch reporting but if this is true, I can't see Pegula or Regier going after Richards - especially for a 30-year old player:
The only way Buffalo has even a puncher's chance in the Richards Sweepstakes is if they pay through the nose and give him an offer that's difficult to refuse. I think such an offer would likely have to include a term of eight years at the minimum. If you want Richards, you're probably going to have to make an offer of 8yr/$60m. He's not coming here for 6/$42m, or less.

Year 1: $10m
Year 2: $10m
Year 3: $10m
Year 4: $9m
Year 5: $9m
Year 6: $8m
Year 7: $3m
Year 8: $1m

I think it's the only way Buffalo has a chance. I still don't think their chances are very good.

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