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06-02-2012, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Ragamuffin Gunner View Post
Richard's crazy long contract is pretty comparable to Staal's one year contract, IMO. They're both risks. Also, Richards was only offered to a few teams on the hush-hush and was moved because of locker-room issues, which lowered his value. Also, and more importantly Carter was also available, which lowered their values because of supply and demand.

Staal, on the other hand is younger than Richards, has no locker-room issues, would be made available to all teams and has no competition from other centers. All things considered their values are pretty close.
He isn't getting a Richards return if the other team isn't given permission to talk to him about a contract extension imo. That essentially means he won't be traded to a team he knows he won't sign with.

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