How does Tort's get Brad Richards going??
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01-16-2012, 03:23 AM
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Now here's a real problem. Down the line Stepan, McDonagh, and MDZ are gonna want big ass paydays, and we already gave that cap space to Brad Richards.
He needs to perform
before the window closes because he's the one closing it. This team will not have the cap to maintain long term.
Its not really that big of a problem.
WW, Feds, Avery and EC (MZA as well?) all off the books this summer. Drury buy-out cut in half after this season and completely gone the summer after that (same summer that Mactruck and Stepan are RFA's).
Looks like Pruster, Biron and MDZ will be the only guys looking at new deals/raises this summer. (Prust situation may get sticky, hoping Slats doesn't completely low-ball the guy, but I doubt he would leave, especially if we are on the verge of perennial Cup contention. He loves NY (as I'm sure his smoking hot GF of a model does as well), and Torts has turned him into the player he has become today.
Keep in mind, Sather and Co. have done very well in re-signing the RFA's to cap-friendly deals.
Of course, its possible it could all change with a new CBA. Who knows if GM's will still have that kind of leverage over the restricted players.
Not to mention, you got CT, Kreider and Taker coming up in near future on ELC's. (That could change under new CBA as well.)
*This is why you don't go and do something completely retarded and throw 7+ million at Zach Parise, as freaking amazing he would look in Ranger blue.
Not to mention the looming summers of death of '14/'15 with the following players all UFA's:
Plus Anisimov, Boyle and Sauer also will need to be re-upped in two summers. Sauer/Boyle could be casualties if they try to out-price themselves but AA is most likely viewed as a "core" member.
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