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04-10-2011, 10:29 PM
DROP THE PUCK
Join Date: Dec 2007
Just thinking aloud/in type.
What would Drury's cap hit be and for how many years, if we buy out Drury?
If Richards decides not to sign here, what is plan B?
I'm not saying I prefer it one way or the other, but I hope there is a well thought out plan regarding the Richards/No Richards/Drury issue and they don't wing things on the fly.
Tier two guys that could become available, and are very good players:
Stephen Weiss - FLA rebuilding
Joe Pavelski - Couture+Thornton
Both have decent/affordable contracts. Especially Weiss (approx 3 mil per).
Or, perhaps we could look longer term and trade up at the draft for a player like Ryan Strome and wait a year.
One thing I hope is that Sather doesn't cave in to all of Richards' demands. I've been vocal as a supporter of bringing in Richards so I hope we do get him. But not at all costs. The contract NEEDS to be reasonable. The Rangers NEED to be able to keep their core together long term.
30 mil total.
I think that's the highest I'd go for Richards, given his age, and the recent concussion.
Does it get it done?
Do we have the will power to set a price and walk away if its not what Richards and his agent are looking for?
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