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06-04-2011, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by dashtary View Post
Bad news, I asked Ted about Brad Richards and he said that there's no room under the cap. You can say thanks to the contracts of Poti, Schultz, Sloan, and King. Four plays who are taking up upwards of 7 Million in cap space and shouldn't even be playing. We could have signed Richards or someone else that would help but not now.
You can't sign one guy for the price of four; you can't just get rid of 3 roster spots like that. Not that those help things, but we can't afford Richards because we've got money committed to Ovie, Backstrom, Semin, Green, and Wideman. Poti's probably on LTIR. Schultz doesn't make all that much (whether it's a bad contract or not). Sloan and King are literally about as marginal as you can get in terms of contracts.

No sane fan should expect the Caps to be serious contenders to sign Richards, not while Semin (or maybe, maybe Green) is still here. It would be one of the biggest possible surprises for them to try to load up like that especially considering the future moves it might require. If you want to complain about those four players then complain about the players, don't grasp at a silly justification that was never valid to begin with.

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