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10-03-2011, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolskii View Post
I guess we just disagree. Richards chose NY over plenty of other teams and the Rangers didn't even offer him the most money. The Rangers old M.O. would have been to offer Richards 9 mil a year rather then the 6.6 or whatever he signed for. It would have been offering second tier players, elite money, or offering elite players the max contract just to make sure they were signed.
Average it out all you want but he is getting the following payments below and he will retire before this contract is finished.

Please note I have no issue with the contract at all just saying he chose less money is kind of inaccurate. It was structured differently due to the bonuses. I do not see him playing out the last 3-4 years of this contract.

Richards year by year: $12m, $12m, $9m, $8.5m, $8.5m, $7m, $1m, $1m, $1m. $10m signing bonus+$2m the salary first year, $8m signing bonus + $4m salary the second

Barry Melrose is a tool

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