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06-19-2011, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by 4th Line Grinder View Post
Its not that I don't think brad richards wouldn't help maryjanes game, it's just this: where do you draw the line on these insane contracts that savior hands out to free agents? Brad richards is a nice player but he does not play the type of game that creates time and space for his wings. He is definitely not worth another bloated contract of 7-8 mil a year, trust me.
Any way you slice it, maryjanes contract at 7.5 mil a year is bloated! He has scored 40+ goals once in his career so don't be surprised if he doesn't reach that # again.
Gaborik has scored 42 goals twice in his career.

Richards and Gaborik on the same line will force the defense to focus on both instead of double teaming one, so, in theory, it should create time and space.

Richards (number one center) + free agency = overpayment.

No matter how you slice it, players that enter free agency will be overpaid and the GM must decide who they really need to overpay to get said players.

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