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01-06-2013, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
If our second amnesty is in 2014, no doubt Richards has to be it, even if he plays well. There is no way he will be worth $7 a year from the age of 34 to 40. No way. We can use the $7 on a similarly talented playerbut one in his prime.
There is a risk that the above will not be all the easy to aritech. By what time does the teams have to execute an amnesty buy out? Since the player bought out needs to find a new team, its quite possible that they agree on before 1 July.

Malkin, Joe T and H Sedin right now are on track to become UFAs (other could join if they sign 1 year deals in 13'). It doesn't sound likely, but lets say that it seems like Malkin is about to hit the UFA market, but we have to buy out Richards before 1 July, do you gamble on getting Malkin???

I mean, Richards needs to perform decently here in NY this year and next year. If he scores like 40 pts in 80 games in 13/14 -- you of course use it on him. No doubt. But if not, what if he scores like 68 pts in 80 games? It could be a big risk to buy him out to. Good players are never that easy to find.

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