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04-10-2011, 10:29 PM
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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.

5 years.
6 per.
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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