Thread: Speculation: Brad Richards News Part IV
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06-29-2011, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by New England Hockey View Post
With all this cap space, would anyone be opposed to signing Richards to a 3 year deal with an 8 mil cap hit?

Richards would do it because the contract would be over before he is 35, eluding the 35+ contract penalties. He would be able to get another big paycheck after.
Richards won't do it. From all the quotes, he wants this to be his last contract. I have no problem with giving him 8 or 9 years as long as the cap hit is low. The last 2 or 3 years won't even matter because he probably will retire by then.

9 years / 54 mil = 6 mil per year

9, 9, 8, 8, 7, 6, 4, 2, 1

That's 47 mil in the first 6 years, an average of almost 8 mil. He plays until he's 38, collects 51 mil over 7 years, and then retires.

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