Thread: Speculation: Brad Richards News Part II
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05-11-2011, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Kritikal View Post
I'm surprised people haven't mentioned front-loading the contract.. if we give him 7 years (since he wants a retirement contract)...

8, 7, 7, 7, 6, 5, 4 = ~6.3M cap hit... quite manageable, and it's not cap circumvention as it doesn't extend past his 40th birthday. Worst-case scenario, we would move him ala Roszival during the last year or two of his contract. Thought?
I'd be ok with that. Sather seems to always structure his contracts like that so he can possibly move the play to a lower budget team, Roszival is the perfect example, I believe his contract was 7, 6, 4, 3.

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